Chivas Brothers, has announced the launch of two “reimagined” bottlings from its Speyside based Glenlivet Distillery, as part of its new Sample Room Collection.
The first two reimagined bottlings in the new collection are Glenlivet’s 21 and 25 Year Old single malt Scotch whiskies, which have been finished in different types and combinations of casks.
|The Glenlivet launches new Sample Room Collection|
The Glenlivet 21 Year Old (43% ABV) has been triple finished in first-fill Oloroso sherry, Troncais oak Cognac and Vintage Colheita port casks, and is said to deliver notes of caramelised pears, juicy sultanas, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.
The Glenlivet 25 Year Old (43% ABV) has been finished in Pedro Ximénez Sherry and Troncais oak Cognac casks, and is said to deliver notes of ginger, toasted oak and charred pineapple.
The brand is also introducing a new bold design for the bottle and the box; an evolution of Glenlivet’s signature original look. The new colour tones play on the brand’s iconic turquoise palette, whilst adding a darker and rich twist with the premium copper finish.
Commenting on the launch, Kevin Balmforth, The Glenlivet Cask Expert, said: “This has been an exciting opportunity to elevate two iconic whiskies – our 21 and 25 Year Old Originals – developing an end result full of layers of flavour and richness. The Sample Room Collection from The Glenlivet is breaking new ground in whisky, setting new standards in taste and quality through craftsmanship and refined cask finishes.”
The new Glenlivet 21 and 25 Year Old Sample Collection bottlings, will be available later next month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of €250.00 and €600.00.
Posted by Steve Rush