About The Glenlivet Single Cask Pullman 20th Century Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet Pullman collection pays homage to the history and sophisticated style of Pullman trains, which were the epitome of luxury travel in early 20th century America. In the 1930s, after the end of Prohibition, the last distilling descendant of The Glenlivet’s founder George Smith, Captain Bill Smith Grant, travelled to New York to secure The Glenlivet as the exclusive scotch whisky served in the Pullman dining cars thus spreading his whisky’s fame throughout the U.S.
The Glenlivet is universally recognized for its single malt scotch whisky - to receive the title of “single malt,” a whisky must be produced in a single season by a single distillery. One step beyond single malt, The Pullman Collection represents the first time that The Glenlivet has made scotch from a single cask available the U.S.
The Glenlivet Pullman 20th Century Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch Whisky was aged in a single European Oak cask filled in 1997. As a result, the single cask imparts much of its flavor unto the whisky. Notes of sweet honey and vanilla on the nose are followed by a hint of spring florals. The palate has robust citrus fruit and spicy notes of cinnamon and cloves balanced by sweet, fruity accents. The finish is long and dry with a subtle hint of spice.
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About The Glenlivet
During 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.”
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.
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