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The Best Glasses For The Best Scotch

Every good Scotch deserves a special glass, and not the one you use for beer or soda. The right glass looks the part and feels good to hold, but apart from the psychological ways a cool-looking glass can improve your whisky experience, there is also some science supporting the proper glasses to consume your drams […]

Are Bourbon or Sherry Casks Better?

Just like many recorded discoveries throughout history, the benefits of aging whisky were stumbled upon quite by chance. In Scotland, centuries ago, casks were simply used as vessels to deliver the freshly distilled spirit which was usually consumed before the oak could impart any flavours. Thankfully, some casks were disregarded here and there, and the […]

Peat and its Impact on Whisky Flavor

Any true whisky fan will have heard the term somewhere. Whisky connoisseurs are strict on the vocabulary, urging drinkers to use nothing but the word ‘peat’ or ‘peaty’ to describe a single-malt Islay whisky. But for the general public the word smoky is a more common description of the distinctive taste. Peat is what delivers […]

Does Well-Aged Whisky Taste Better?

Simply put- the most widely accepted answer in the world of whisky is yes, well-aged whisky tastes more complex and better than young whisky. Taste, however, is subjective and what tastes better to one may not to another. What can be said with certainty is that a well-aged whisky will yield flavours that a whisky aged […]

Single Malt Whisky Primer

If you’re interested in learning the basics of Scotland’s national drink, the whisky, let’s start with this primer on single-malt whiskies. As the most loved whisky type in the land, the single-malt scotch whisky has misconceptions around it, and we’re here to give the facts about this whisky wonder. Definition of Single-Malt Scotch Whisky The […]

About the Distillery: Glenlivet

Glenlivet is a distinguished, award-winning whisky distillery in Scotland’s Speyside region backed by nearly 200 years of history. Walk through this blog post to see how Glenlivet stands as the original single malt whisky creator and discover more about this famed distillery. Glenlivet’s Tale – Setting the Standard for Single Malt Whisky It all began […]

How The Impending Whisky “Drought” Is Affecting The Industry

The beginning of 2016 brought with it some worrying news…Single-malt whisky stocks were running low. According to the Scotch Whisky Association, single-malt whisky sales rose by 159 percent between 2004 and 2014, while a CNN report showed that demand for single-malt whisky has gotten so high worldwide that distilleries are struggling to meet demand. A […]

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