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A Brief History of Glenlivet

Glenlivet distillery is located near Ballindalloch, Moray and is one of the oldest legal distilleries in that region, with its licence dating back to 1824. In 1822, a few years before the distillery began operating legally, King George IV was on a state visit when he tried a dram of The Glenlivet, not even the illegality would stop the King from enjoying the famous Scotch.

Glenlivet whisky was favoured by aristocrats and Kings throughout the 19th Century, this was due to the incomparable quality of the brand. Even today, The Glenlivet is still considered to be a definitive Speyside Malt. The standard and quality of Glenlivet whisky are critically acclaimed and has set the bar incredibly high for its competitors for centuries.

Located in the remote and isolated Livet Valley, The Glenlivet is renowned for its incredible balance and finish. The distillery uses spring water from the valley, which has helped give The Glenlivet earn it’s unique its legendary reputation.

Glenlivet Whisky at The Rare Malt Whisky Company

At The Rare Malt Whisky Company, we supply a small selection of rare and exquisite Glenlivet whiskies, including a 13-year-old sherry cask and a distillery exclusive. Browse online today and while you’re here, check out some of the other famous whiskies from the Speyside region, including;

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