The Glenlivet is an award-winning leading producer of single malt Scotch whisky brand hailing from the serene valleys of Scotland’s Speyside region. It is popular for its hallmark qualities of being charmingly smooth and fruity.
Founded in 1824, the Glenlivet Distillery has been crafting a range of high-quality Scotch whiskies, including their signature 12-Year-Old along with more old, complex and rare expressions too. Welcome to The Glenlivet experience – where tradition meets originality, and every sip is a celebration. Browse our page to find your perfect drink!
What is special about The Glenlivet?
It is a world-famous brand known as the “single malt that started it all” because its founder George Smith was the first to obtain a license to legally distil whisky setting a precedent for the industry. This makes it one of the oldest legal distilleries in Speyside, Scotland producing some of the best-selling single malt whiskies globally.
Its signature light, fruity, and floral character is derived from a combination of the oak casks used in ageing the spirit as well as the use of pure spring water that flows through the mountains of Livet.
What are the characteristics of Glenlivet?
The superior “Speyside style” is embodied throughout the Glenlivet collection. Its characterised by its light, fruity, and floral flavours, making both its taste and aroma a delightful journey through the essence of Speyside.
What’s the unique process behind the whiskies?
The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky is crafted from premium barley originating from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon- a village in Moray. The malted and mashed barley is left to ferment in meticulously maintained wooden washbacks which contribute to the flowery notes in the whisky.
Once fermentation is over, distillation occurs twice in specially designed copper-pot stills with a distinct lantern shape that helps remove any impurities and imparts a pure flavour to the dram.
Finally, the spirit is aged in a range or casks including American oak, French, Orloroso sherry or a mixture of casks. This process is what produces a robust whisky loved by all!
Why is it called The Glenlivet?
The brand is named after the glen of the river Livet in Speyside, Scotland. The term “Glenlivet” translates from Gaelic to mean “valley of the smooth flowing one,” probably referencing the nearby River Livet.
Is The Glenlivet a good Scotch?
This superior whisky is celebrated for its delicate and floral aroma, with undertones of citrus, fresh apples, and pears. On the tongue, it offers a smooth taste with nuances of nuts, crisp biscuits, malt, toffee, juicy mango and pleasant spices. Its finish is incredibly silky with lingering notes of smoky oak.
Its award-winning reputation as a high-quality Scotch is further solidified by its historical significance and the craftsmanship that goes into each bottle.
What is the price of The Glenlivet in Malaysia?
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Which Glenlivet is sweet?
From the collection, their 12-year-old single malt spirit is known for its beautifully soft and well-balanced profile, characterized refreshing citrus and flowery notes, along with strong hints of pineapple and vanilla, making it a sweeter choice among their range. We recommend pairing it with sparking French wine for a bubbly cocktail!
Is Glenlivet good for beginners?
Yes, it is an excellent choice for beginners. Its harmoniously poised and approachable flavour profiles that feature notes of fruitiness, honey and gentle spices, make it a favourable introduction to the world of whisky.
Is Glenlivet a smooth whiskey?
Yes! This dram is often described as having a “velvety” texture, making it an ideal drink for those who enjoy whisky but do not like the harshness of certain expressions.
What’s the best way to drink Glenlivet?
This can be savoured neat, with a few drops of water to enhance its flavours and aromas, or on the rocks to create a mellow or diluted drink. For a twist, it can also be used in impressive cocktails, perfect for your next sophisticated soirees or classy cocktail parties.
Some additional tips for the best tasting experience drink it slowly, savouring every sip. Ensure you serve it at an optimal temperature between 46-55°F (8-13°C) in a tulip glass to highlight the whisky’s full potential.
What is scotch vs whiskey?
Scotch is a type of whiskey that is specifically made in Scotland. The Glenlivet is a single malt scotch whisky, meaning it is made only from malted barley and made at a single distillery.
The Glenlivet: A timeless journey of taste
The Glenlivet isn’t just a whisky; it’s a legacy. Every drop tells a story of the passion of generations and promises an experience that transcends the ordinary.
Explore our collection now and find the Glenlivet expression that speaks to you!