One of the most famous malts in the world, perhaps on account of the story of George Smith, an illegal distiller in Speyside who went legit when he obtained the first license to legally distill whisky in 1824. For many years afterwards he had to carry a pair of pistols to protect himself and his family from his aggrieved erstwhile colleagues, t ... Read More »
A dark gold 30 year old Glenlivet 1981 bottled by one of Scotland's greatest independent bottlers, Signatory, in 2012 after 30 years of maturation in a sherry hogshead. Difficult to see how you could go wrong here, unless you don't like sherried whisky.
A frequently-overlooked bottle in Glenlivet's Cellar Collection, perhaps as it remains one of the youngest of the series (even at 20 years old). This is sterling stuff, nonetheless, described by Jim Murray as 'sophistication and attitude rolled into one'. With the finish adding nuance rather than dominating the palate, this is a minor classic of the genre.
A super-premium entry in Glenlivet's range, this has been finished for a couple of years in Oloroso casks - so an extra depth of flavour and silky sweetness is the order of the day. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
A TWE exclusive bottling, this very special Glenlivet was released in late 2012 as part of the distillery's Single Cask Editions, which are named alphabetically. Minmore is the name of the site of the Glenlivet distillery and is manifested here by an 18 year old bourbon cask, bottled at its impressive strength of 57.9%.
A 1967 vintage Glenlivet bottled by Gordon & Macphail using the retro Smith's label. As usual G&M's price for this in comparison to official bottlings is incredible - the wonders of buying casks independently for coming on 100 years.
A 26 year old whisky from Glenlivet, bottled by Murray McDavid in September 1998. Distilled in March 1972 this was, unusually for a Glenlivet, matured in a sherry cask before bottling in September 1998.
A distillery bottling of Glenlivet released to commemorate the 2010 distillery expansion and honouring the distillery's founding in 1824. It's a limited edition of 1824 bottles (see what they did there), bottled at cask strength and comes in an impressive box, sealed with magnetic straps.