I am in the pleasant position to inform you that my Malt List has been updated, this morning!
It contains now a Glenlivet 18 years old (1 liter bottle)…!
Here is a quick introduction of this specific bottle of whisky and also from the Glenlivet Distillery, the oldest legal distillery in Scotland!
The Glenlivet is perhaps the best known of all the Scotch single malts. Its founder, George Smith, with the encouragement of the Duke of Gordon, was the first to apply for a legal distilling license in 1824. George Smith was going against popular sentiment at the time in doing so, but his foresight to see the economic opportunities of legal distilling would give The Glenlivet a “head start” on all the competition that is yet to be overcome. It would be his “true grit” and a pair of hair-trigger pistols given to him by the laird of Aberlour that would ensure his perserverance.
George Smith knew that Glenlivet was the perfect location in which to make whisky, which is why he built his distillery there in 1824. But it required all his skills as a distiller and his unrivalled knowledge of the glen and its resources to succeed. The Glenlivet of today is George Smith’s priceless legacy. Crucially, the three fundamental elements in the whisky-making process – spring water, copper stills and oak casks have remained unchanged. So have the skills have the people who make it. That is why the Glenlivet is as incomparable now as it was at the beginning.
The Glenlivet portfolio now comprises a core range of 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve and 18 Year Old as well as the specialist Nàdurra Cask Strength 16 Year Old and ultra premium 21 Year Old Archive. The Glenlivet Cellar Collection now boasts seven releases and new expressions are expected to be introduced.
The pursuit of perfection inherent to the history of the brand is reflected in the consistent quality of the whisky itself. It is a taste that has stood the test of time, demonstrated by the fact that The Glenlivet has won either a trophy or gold medal every year for the last five years in major competitions. Most recently, The Glenlivet 18 Year Old scooped a trophy and gold medal at the 2006 ISC awards and gold medals were awarded for the 12 Year Old and 21 Year Old at the 2006 IWSC awards.
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old is the perfect expression of age and elegance,
balancing the archetypal ripe fruit notes of The Glenlivet with a drier evocative
oak influence. The perfect after-dinner dram.
So, we will arrange a meeting in order to discuss about our Blog and of course taste this … mature!!!