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The best whiskies to gift from The Glenlivet collection

A bottle of whisky is never an unappreciated gift. Whether for someone new to the spirit or a whisky aficionado, a good bottle always achieves a smile. But with so many types of whisky available, it can be difficult choosing the right expression.

Here we share the best whiskies to gift your loved ones for every occasion.

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

For whisky beginners 

Introduce your loved one to the world of whisky with our signature single malt scotch. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is our tribute to the man who started it all. Our founder, George Smith, first distilled whisky over 200 years ago, using time-honoured distillation methods we still practise today.

Sweet, creamy and recognisably smooth, this bottle is a safe bet for those new to whisky and is a great choice for those who like to mix their drinks. Share your passion with The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve.

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

For the entertainer

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old is a must for any drinks cabinet. Smooth, complex, fruity and sophisticated, this is a first-class whisky made for entertaining. Perfect for the cocktail makers, dinner hostesses and the friend whose house you always end up at for spontaneous drinks.

Inspire your giftee to get shaking and mixing by adding a few key cocktail ingredients to your present. Angostura Bitters for a twist on an Old Fashioned, spices for a Hot Toddy and Maple Syrup for naturally sweet drinks such as the Maple Whisky Sour. There’s plenty of inspiration in our whisky cocktail collection.

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old

For a special occasion

We have plenty of exceptional whiskies to choose from at The Glenlivet. But if you want to show a loved one just how much you care, take your pick from our Heritage Collection

We recommend The Glenlivet 18 Year Old, a whisky that has won more awards than any other expression. Aged for 18 years, this single malt combines first and second-fill American oak and ex-sherry oak casks to achieve a fruity, spiced flavour that’s both rich and balanced. Just make sure your giftee doesn’t leave it to get dusty. This whisky is made for drinking, no matter the occasion.

The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

For something unexpected

Whether you’re buying for a whisky lover or someone who appreciates a good drink, The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve offers something a little out of the ordinary. 

Part finished in barrels that previously held Caribbean rum, this whisky has a tropical edge with notes of syrupy bananas, exotic fruits and rich caramel. The ultimate gift for whisky drinkers, fans of rum and those who love the taste of summer.

The Glenlivet Rare Whisky Collection

For the whisky collector

Some whiskies are meant for casual drinking. Others are best saved for a more fitting occasion. Our collection of rare whiskies are the latter. Made in small batches and limited releases, these expressions capture The Glenlivet’s signature style in a unique way, often using rare casks or being aged for decades to produce a higher quality spirit.

Because of their exclusivity, a rare whisky is a fantastic gift for those who collect the spirit. Our Rare Cask is a triple cask defined by its rich taste, achieved from a high proportion of ex-sherry casks. Look out the next small batch release. 

A number of exclusive bottles of Speyside whisky are also available in limited runs. Our 16 Year Old, 18 Year Old and 25 Year Old Single Cask expressions each have a completely unique flavour profile and striking complexity.

For a completely individualised gift, you can also add a personalised engraving to a select few of our whiskies. Select ‘Buy Engraved’ to add a unique message for your loved one.

Discover our full collection of single malt whisky from The Glenlivet distillery and don’t miss our guide to the best whisky gifts.