Glenlivet is the oldest legal distillery in Scotland. George Smith, its founder, was the first person to apply for a license when it became possible to legally distill whisky in 1823. This made him very unpopular among his neighbors, who quietly wanted to continue their illegal distilleries without paying the license fee. He never left his house without a gun… Nevertheless, The Glenlivet whisky became widely renowned and now, almost 200 years later, it is still distilled in the exact same way. This 12-year old malt was distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2019, by Dutch independent bottler Van Wees. Their ‘The Ultimate – Cask Strength’ series is internationally acclaimed and recognizable by the iconic Pagoda Chimneys on the bottle label!