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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Yes, and higher proof as well.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    I don't have a lot of history with whisky, but apparently they used to regularly bottle scotch @ 750ml vs today's 700ml?
    I am a bit surprised it is in centiliters at all. I would have thought it would still be in ounces in the UK at that time. When did they switch to metric?
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Interesting that Macallan added Glenlivet to their name though there was no connection. A lot of other distillerys did that as well for marketing purposes because Glenlivet was recognized as the leading Spey malt of the day.
    Isn't Glenlivet actually a generic term? It appears on the front of the Tomintoul bottles where it says calls the whiskey a "Speyside Glenlivet" even though the owners are completely different. My understanding was that the term Glenlivet actually refers to the valley itself, which is why the brand is technically "The Glenlivet" with the "The" making it specific to the distillery. But I could very much be wrong, we all know what assumption really stands for...
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    Isn't Glenlivet actually a generic term? It appears on the front of the Tomintoul bottles where it says calls the whiskey a "Speyside Glenlivet" even though the owners are completely different. My understanding was that the term Glenlivet actually refers to the valley itself, which is why the brand is technically "The Glenlivet" with the "The" making it specific to the distillery. But I could very much be wrong, we all know what assumption really stands for...
    I think you may be right. I have read that either here or in a book on scotch.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Glenlivet was the first legally licensed distillery in the Spey Valley under the new law passed in 1824. Already well regarded, it became famous in the early 1850s when served to the Royal Household at Balmoral, Queen Victoria's castle in Scotland. Their preference became in effect a Royal endorsement so in the intensely class conscious society of the time every peer, noble, wealthy merchant and society wannabe had to have Glenlivet. It became the Pappy of it's day.

    Smelling profits other distillers up and down the Spey Valley and even the small valleys whose streams flowed into the River Spey attached Glenlivet to their name and some even renamed their distillery to include the Glenlivet name.

    The practice became so widespread Glenlivet filed suit and in 1880 the Court ruled only they could label their whisky 'The Glenlevit' but also ruled other distillers in the greater Spey area could hyphen attach Glenlivet to their name. This practice of Macallan-Glenlivet, Mortlach-Glenlivet, Tomintoul-Glenlivet, Tamnavulin-Glenlivet, Strathisla-Glenlivet etc, etc, continued until the 1970s when buyouts, mergers, distillery closings and brand realighment brought waves of changes to the industry.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    So... Glenlivet was "Kleenex" before Kleenex was "Kleenex". Got it! =]b
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Thanks for the great info squire!

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Nikka Coffey grain. Will also be going back for some Bowmore Devil's Cask in a week or so.

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    Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring/Summer/Fall 2013

    Deleted… wrong topic.
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