The Glenlivet Illicit Still Limited Edition The Original Stories 12 years Single Malt Scotch Whisky
About the Brand
1822: THE BEGINNING
The remote and isolated Livet valley made it ideal for illicit distillation. This is where our founder George Smith learned his craft. Hidden away from the Customs Officers and soldiers amongst the hills and abundant springs, George had time to distil slowly making a whisky that would soon become world renowned. In August 1822, King George IV arrived in Scotland for a state visit and asked to try a drop of the infamous Glenlivet whisky. An illegal dram it was, but even that didn’t stop the King. The story continues until today
TODAY: The Glenlivet
To this day we continue George Smith's vision to break traditions, set new standards and move things forward; selecting exceptional unique casks, finishes and liquids and delivering unique serves and cocktails to open up the world of single malt to all.
In 1824, before our founder George Smith licensed his distillery, the remote Glenlivet valley was the perfect location for the illicit scotch whisky trade, with distilleries handcrafting in smaller copper stills in bothies well hidden from the law. It was there in the isolated valley that George Smith would learn his craft. Slowly and carefully distilling what would soon become the world-renowned single malt scotch whisky that established the signature fruity floral Speyside style. Bottled at 48% abv, this limited-edition malt has not been chill filtered, giving you an authentic taste of our history. Inspired by our origins and how our liquid was first crafted in the early 1800s, The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still is a limited edition whisky that has not been chill filtered for an authentic taste.
CASK: European & American Barrels
COLOUR: Bright, vibrant gold
FINISH: Exceptionally long, sweet and smooth
FLAVOUR: The Glenlivet’s iconic fruity and floral style intensified with tropical and sweet notes
NOSE: Tropical, fresh and summery aromas with ripe pineapple, vanilla fudge and coconut
PALATE: Rich fruity notes of peaches in syrup, poached pears and soft caramel
|The Glenlivet Illicit Still Limited Edition The Original Stories 12 years Single Malt Scotch Whisky