In 1824, the first Glenlivet Distillery had been established in Upper Drumin. Due to its success, a bigger site was created at Minmore some thirty years later. The distillery survived the Great Depression, yet Government decision forced it to close during the Second World War. However, to encourage export after the war, whisky restrictions were lifted allowing the distillery to re-open. Glenlivet is now the bestselling malt whisky in the United States
From medieval times right through to the passing of the Excise Act in 1823, illicit distilleries were common ground in Scotland. The excise Act in 1823, meant that distilleries had to apply for a license to make whisky. George Smith, whom operated an illicit distillery successfully applied for a license and then opened the Glenlivet Distillery.
NOSE - Creamy vanilla, fudge, toffee, aniseed and oak
TASTE - Aniseed, dried peels, buttery note with fudge
APPEARNCE - Pale gold