One of the most famous malts in the world, perhaps on account of the story of George Smith, an illegal distiller in Speyside who went legit when he obtained the first licence to legally distill whisky in 1824. It is described in packaging and advertising as "The single malt that started it all".
It has operated almost continuously ever since (WWII being the only exception). The Glenlivet brand is the biggest selling single malt whisky in the United States and the second biggest selling single malt brand globally. Today, the distillery is owned by the French alcoholic beverages company Pernod Ricard and they oversee the distillery's production of 5,900,000 proof litres per annum. The majority of this is sold as The Glenlivet single malt, with the remainder being used in Pernod Ricard's blended whisky brands including Chivas Regal and Royal Salute.Show more