Already an expert moonshiner, George Smith responded to the pivotal 1823 Excise Act not only by going legit the next year, but also by going light with his style. He began a new tradition.
As well as a tour and tasting of the home of this iconic malt, check out the Exhibition Area in the newly refurbished Visitor Centre. Its choice of innovative routes allows you to follow your interests, be that history, geography or The Glenlivet legacy.
Glenlivet's Jennifer Brophy writes: