Glenlivet Whisky Gifts

Looking to send a gift of a great Scotch Whisky, then look no further. We stock a great selection of Glenlivet Whisky gifts from single bottles to Whisky and chocolates and many more. We stock Glenlivet Whisky Gifts and you can arrange to have the gift on a date of your choice. The Glenlivet has been in production since 1824 and has a long creamy and smooth finish to it. 


THE Glenlivet

George Smith quietly and patiently distilled his illegal whisky in the isolated Livet valley with its beautiful hills and abundant natural springs.  Hidden away from the Customs Officers and Soldiers he refined and mastered his craft.  In August 1822 during a state visit King George IV requested a dram of the already infamous Glenlivet whisky despite its illegal status.  During these early years George Smith survived the Customs officers, soldiers and smugglers and in 1824 was granted a licence to become the first legal distiller in Glenlivet.

By 1839 he was producing 200 gallons a week and he was joined by Andrew Ushers & Sons of Edinburgh to spread the word of his whisky.  It reached London and Charles Dickens wrote to a friend urging him to try the “rare old Glenlivet” declaring that he had discovered THE whisky.  In 1884 John Gordon Smith, George’s youngest Son, had taken over the business and he fought hard to maintain the Glenlivet name and stop others from trying to use it.  He won the rights to call only their whisky THE Glenlivet – singling their whisky as the prestigious original whisky from Glenlivet.

Prohibition saw a decline in the sale of The Glenlivet to the USA and along with the Great depression that presented a real challenge to Captain Bill Smith Grant who took over the distillery in 1921.  But The Glenlivet came back stronger than ever after Prohibition ended with the company selling half of the Scottish Malt sold in the USA by 1950.

In 2010 Alan Winchester joined as Master Distiller to ensure that George Smith’s spirit lives on.  In 2015 Alan created The Glenlivet Founders Reserve to celebrate 200 years since George first opened his distillery.  Founders Reserve is distinctly smooth with a fruity taste – just as George Smith had envisioned his whisky would taste.

Captain Bill Smith Grant was quoted to say “If we can’t make a good whisky then we shouldn’t make any whisky” - The Glenlivet remains the benchmark to which all other Speyside malts are measured against.

We have a great variation of gifts which include The Glenlivet Founders Reserve in a range of gift boxes to suit every occasion.