The Glenlivet is one of Scotch whisky’s biggest brands and regularly tops the sales figures for the US. As the producer of accessible, well priced and, perhaps most importantly, very consistent Speyside single malt this distillery’s success should come as no surprise.
But behind the mass market consumer success lies a distillery with a colourful story and a fine tradition for more exclusive malt whiskies. The ancient legal wrangles over the name aside, The Glenlivet occupies a well earned place Scotch whisky history.
The 12 year old would make many experts list of recommended single malts for beginners and you don’t have to move that far up the price list before encountering exciting expressions such as the Nadurra range.