Glenlivet is a single malt Scotch Whisky
located in Moray, Scotland. The Glenlivet brand is the highest selling single malt whisky in the United States and the second globally.
The Glenlivet distillery was officially founded in 1824 by George Smith and is currently owned by the French alcoholic beverage company Pernod Ricard.
The name Glenlivet derives from the glen through which the River Livet flows in the Scottish Highlands. The name derives from the Scottish Gaelic Gleann Lìobhait
, where Livet or Lìobhait
means "smooth place".
The correct pronunciation of Glenlivet is glen-LIV-it
In Glenlivet, the stress is pronounced on the second syllable, -LIV
. The "et" at the end of Glenlivet is pronounced as you would pronounce the word "it". Because of its spelling, some people mispronounce Glenlivet as Glen-lee-vay, under the incorrect assumption that its name is French and therefore must be pronounced as such. Alternatively, one could be led to think that it is pronounced as Glen-lev-et because this is approximately how it would be pronounced with a Scottish accent.