The Longest Glen in Scotland
Glenlivet is sometimes referred to as'the Longest Glen' because, until they were constrained, twenty-five distweries adopted the name as a guarantee of quality some of them over thirty miles from Glenlivet itself!
Legal action in 1871 by the owner of the original Glenlivet Distillery, J.G. Smith, established that only his whisky could call itself The Glenlivet, and the others had to use the name as a suffix only (MacallanGlenlivet, Miltonduff-Glenlivet, etc).
These are the distilleries which formerly used the name Glenlivet:
Aberlour, Aultmore, Benriach, Benromach, Coleburn, Craigellachie, Dailuaine, Dufftown, Glenburgie, Glendronach, Glendullan, Glen Elgin, Glen Grant, Glenisla, Glen Keith, Glenlossie, Glenmoray, Glen Rothes, Longmorn, Macallan, Miltonduff, Mortlach, Strathisla, Tomatin and Toniintoul.
In truth there is only two distilleries in the glen, apart from The Glenlivet Distillery itself: Braes of Glenlivet and Tamnavulin. The former was only built in 1973, and the latter was mothballed by its owners in 1995.
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