Wine Enthusiast 93
“Vibrant orange-amber color and a warm, citrusy scent. Expect lots of honey and caramel from the get-go, winding into an interestingly dry and lingering finish entwining leather, cocoa, coconut and ginger. Good value.” ~K.N.
" Nose: Elements beautifully combined. Depth of flowery aromas. Very light touch of fresh peatiness. Some sweetness and a hint of sherryish oak
Body: Firm, smooth
Palate: Flowery & sweet at first, then developing peach-stone nuttiness
Finish: Dry, appetizing. Very long, with interplay of sweet and bitter flavours. " ~Distiller notes
Glenlivet DistilleryView all from Glenlivet Distillery
The remote and isolated Livet valley made it ideal for illicit distillation. This is where our founder George Smith learned his craft. Hidden away from the Customs Officers and soldiers amongst the hills and abundant springs, George had time to distil slowly making a whisky that would soon become world renowned. In August 1822, King George IV arrived in Scotland for a state visit and asked to try a drop of the infamous Glenlivet whisky. An illegal dram it was, but even that didn't stop the King.
To this day, The Glenlivet remains the benchmark that all other Speyside single malts are measured against. It's the definitive whisky that brings us together. And it must be said, we take great pride in setting that standard. To quote Captain Bill Smith Grant, "If we can't make good whisky, then we shouldn't make any whisky". We'll raise a glass to that.