This is a Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky.
Normally only available at the distillery but now available from the The Whisky Exchange.
It is a cask strength Glenlivet 1991 of 59.8% and was bottled in 2008.
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 license to legally distill whisky in 1824. For many years afterwards he had to carry a pair of pistols to protect himself and his family from his aggrieved erstwhile colleagues, the moonshiners, but the quality of his spirit quickly made him and his distillery famous and set a precedent that sparked the birth of the industry as we know it today.
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Glenfiddich was established by William Grant in 1876, with the first spirit running off the stills in 1887. Today the company is still run by his descendants and as the first whisky to truly market itself as a single malt, Glenfiddich now accounts for about 30% of all single malt sales worldwide. The iconic triangular green bottle was introduced in 1957 and can now be found in just about every licensed establishment (and probably most of the unlicensed ones as well) in the world.
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This particular brand is a Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky.
Glenfiddich has recently released this particular malt and it has a bit of a twist!
The malted barley has been dried using peat to produce a more characterful, smoky flavour. Shades of Islay malts perhaps?
Anyway it’s been a resounding successs since its launch and sure to become increasingly popular in the future.
You can buy it here: Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve / 12 Year old
Glenmorangie was founded in 1843 and is Gaelic for ”vale of tranquility”. A malt of great character and heritage with a unique flavour and bouquet.
Glenmorangie has existed as a distillery since 1843 when William Matheson bought a license to make whisky on the site of a brewery located near the Tarlogie Springs in Ross-shire in the highlands of Scotland. Matheson bought two second-hand gin stills to make his spirit, and the distillery is famous for having the tallest stills in Scotland, although these days there are eight stills rather than just two. In 1918 the distillery was bought by Macdonald and Muir, who steered Glenmorangie through the diffiicult inter-war period when the combination of Prohibition and the Great Depression made conditions very difficult for the industry as a whole. Having survived, Glenmorangie went on to flourish, doubling the number of stills to four in 1977 and again to eight in 1990, the year after the company had secured the future of its own water source by buying 650 acres of land around the Tarlogie Springs.
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Part of the triumvirate of heavily-peated southern Islay malts, alongside LVMH’s Ardbeg and Beam Global’s Laphroaig, Lagavulin was officially founded in 1816 by John Johnston (although illicit distillation is said to have been carried out on the site since the mid-eighhteenth centrury) and has been the Islay representative of Diageo’s Classic Malt selection since 1987. The histories of Lagavulin and Laphroaig have been closely tied together, with Laphroaig said to have been founded by the son of the founder of Lagavulin.
Isle of Islay,
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