The Glenlivet

Founded in 1824
George Smith was running an illegal still on the estate of the Duke of Gordon in the wee early 1800’s. The good old Duke ... ahem ... may or may not have been aware of the illicit operation in exchange for a personal supply. When the Duke helped sponsor legislation in 1823 that made whiskey distilling legal in the UK, it just so happens that George Smith was the first one granted a license. Now legal and above board, he naturally named his “new” business after the local parish—Glenlivet.

Today Glenlivet is one of the “Big Three” single malt producers, being #1 in the United States and #2 worldwide. Their Whiskies are officially “Speyside,” meaning that they are Highland malts produced along the river Spey, and the water for the Whisky mash comes somewhat famously from “Josie’s Well.”

Glenlivet produces Whiskies in a variety of ages and wood-matured combinations, and the remaining spirit not bottled as part of their Glenlivet lineup is considered an indispensable component in some of the most famous blends.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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oak
sherry
port
sweet
smoky
spicy
honey
beer
creamy vanilla
What does The Glenlivet taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in The Glenlivet scotch whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Bottles from The Glenlivet