Glenlivet Distillery was established in 1824, however the range had been utilized for illegal whisky refining much sooner, the bluffs and canyons of the Glenlivet area being ideal for bootleggers.

George Smith was the main Glenlivet refinery to gain a permit to legitimately distil soul, a choice which made him disagreeable with adversaries in the territory, driving him to convey guns to protect himself and his refinery from displeased contenders.

In spite of the fact that Glenlivet Distillery's adversaries frequently endeavored to impersonate their whisky, they never equalled it and the refinery keeps on working today, almost 200 years after the fact. Glenlivet Distillery now holds the prestigious position as the top offering single malt whisky in the United States.

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