Tell us a little about the “illicit distillation” that is such a key part of The Glenlivet’s origin story.
In the early 19th century, high taxation in Scotland led to illegal distillation and smuggling. The Glenlivet was one of the most notorious centres, with 200 illegal stills operating in a remote valley, far from the taxmen. The real Glenlivet, an illicit dram distilled by our founder George Smith, gained a reputation as the best on the market and commanded a high price across the country. In 1823, the Excise Act lowered taxation and Smith established the first licensed distillery (in the face of considerable opposition) in the valley of the River Livet.
The Great Depression and Prohibition in the USA were trying times for the whisky industry. In some ways, the pandemic has been as well. How does a brand like The Glenlivet come out strong after the storm?
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Dr. Clayton Martin entered full-time ministry in 1987 as a pastor and district overseer in the Cayman Islands. He later served on the Biblical Doctrine and Polity committee for the COGOP and national overseer for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands prior to being selected as general presbyter for the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean Islands. He received a Bachelor of Religious Education from Christian Bible College and a Master of Arts in Religion with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Sonia, have one daughter.