The story of The Glenlivet is an interesting one. Way back in the 1800s, founder George Smith managed to illegally distill his whisky in a remote Glenlivet Valley cottage using hand-crafted copper stills. To make it great, he evaded lawmen while smuggling his creation across the Scottish Highlands and the legacy lives on. After enduring the Great Depression and WWII to become one of the most acclaimed whisky brands available, the Scottish icon is now celebrating that rebellious history with The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still.
This release is the first in a yearly limited edition series celebrating The Glenlivet’s past, each boasting new flavours and designs. The 12 Year Old Illicit Still itself is non-chill filtered and in keeping with drinks of old; has a higher than average ABV of 48%. You can enjoy it immediately, add it to your collection, save for the most special occasions or age it decades further as a collector’s item to sell down the track.
An echo of one man’s persistence in the face of mounting challenges, The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old Illicit Still reminds us all to stay true to what you believe in. The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old Illicit Still will be available at Australian battleships like Dan Murphy’s, BWS and Liquorland in November at $95.95.