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The Glenlivet 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This product is available in: CA, CT, FL, IL, MN, NH, NY, ND, TX, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof80 (40% ABV)
This product is available in: CA, CT, FL, IL, MN, NH, NY, ND, TX, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About The Glenlivet 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch WhiskyDuring the early 19th century, illegal distilleries were commonplace throughout the Speyside region of Scotland. In 1823, however, Alexander Gordon pushed the Excise Act of 1823 through Parliament. The Excise Act allowed illegal distillers throughout Scotland to apply for and obtain licenses to legally distill spirits. In 1824, a businessman named George Smith applied for one of the first licenses in the Speyside region of Scotland and opened the doors to The Glenlivet Distillery. For nearly two centuries, The Glenlivet Distillery has been producing the "single malt whisky that started it all."
The Glenlivet's single malt Scotch whiskies are made using barley sourced from Crisp Maltings in Portgordon (a village in Moray, Scotland). After the barley has been malted and mashed, it is fermented in wooden washbacks for approximately two days. The wooden washbacks used by The Glenlivet are more difficult and expensive to maintain compared to the stainless steel washbacks used by most Scottish distilleries, but they impart a distinctive, floral quality to the whisky.
After the barley has been fermented, it is distilled twice — first through a wash still, and then again through a spirits still. Originally designed by George Smith, the copper-pot stills have a unique, lantern-like shape, which encourages contact between the whisky and the copper. The copper strips the whisky of any impurities it may have, providing a lighter, purer flavor profile.
The Glenlivet Cognac Cask Selection 14 Year is finished in hand-selected cognac casks that give the whisky a unique flavor profile of complex spicy and citrus notes, chocolate covered raisins, and smooth, fruity floral overtones. This special Glenlivet release earned an incredible 94 points at the 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.