In 1824, before Glenlivet 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.
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still is inspired by the distillery's origins, and how their liquid was first crafted in the early 1800s. Bottled at 48% abv, this limited-edition malt has not been chill filtered, giving you an authentic taste of Glenlivet history.
The Glenlivet Illicit Still 12 Year Old Tasting Notes
Aroma: Tropical, fresh and summery aromas with ripe pineapple, vanilla fudge and coconut
Taste: Rich fruity notes of peaches in syrup, poached pears and soft caramel
Finish: An exceptionally long, sweet and smooth finish