In the remote and wild Livet Valley in Scotland was Glenlivet founder George Smith. There he honed his whisky distilling skills…while hiding from customs officers and soldiers!
In 1822 King George IV arrived in Scotland and requested a dram of the (illegal and infamous!) Glenlivet whisky. A couple of years later and some changes to the legislation George was the first legal distiller in the parish of Glenlivet.
In later years other distillers tried to rip off George’s Glenlivet brand but until a eureka moment and a magic three letter word – T.H.E. From 1884 as part of a historic agreement only The Glenlivet was the only whisky legally about to use the Glenlivet name.
To celebrate over 200 years since the distillery doors opened The Glenlivet launched this Founder’s Reserve whisky in 2015. It replicates the distinctive creamy, smooth, fruity style whisky that George envisaged back in the beginning.
Enjoy neat or on the rocks. Or how about a cocktail for The Founder’s Reserve? We reckon it’s got to be The Last King.