A rare and exciting bottling from The Glenlivet, this 20 Year Old comes as part of a new collection.
The Single Cask Edition Collection has been hand crafted by the distillers at The Glenlivet. It is made from unique and distinctive casks, meaning no two releases are the same.
The 20 Year Old is not the first bottling in the collection, as it follows a 25 year old American Oak Barrel aged Whisky.
The 25 Year Old proved very popular when it sold out at London’s Heathrow airport. This bottling is available at Gatwick and sells for £300.
Brand Director for Malts, Lisa McCann, describes it as, “The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition Collection is a tribute to The Glenlivet’s rich heritage and wealth of expertise. As rare and unique whisky’s, we knew the limited edition variants available in the UK would be well received, which is why we aren’t surprised to see the 25 year old sold out at Heathrow.
“The demand from consumers for refined and finite malt whisky from The Glenlivet has resulted in these highly coveted collector’s items and we’re delighted with the success so far. It won’t be long before the remaining bottles at London Gatwick are gone.”
Developing on this, Master Distiller at The Glenlivet, Alan Winchester, added, “Through the Single Cask Edition, Single Malt enthusiasts can own an exclusive piece of The Glenlivet’s history. Each bottle is the result of a combination of liquid, cask and age and can never be replicated again.”
Embracing the cask’s original character and flavour, it offers one of the purest Single Malt experiences available and the finished product is a whisky that our founder, George Smith – a man who pioneered the original Speyside style – would be proud of.”
Each malt in the collection has been aged over 15 years old, so each drop of flavour can be drawn out of the cask.
The result is incredible, and the 20 Year Old really showcases just how amazing the collection is.
Tasting notes for the Glenlivet Single Cask Edition 23
It opens with a nose of sweet almonds and white chocolate. The flavours are rich and well developed.
The sweetness is slightly offset by some herbal notes, with a citrusy undertone. These work wonderfully with white chocolate notes and give it a nice edge.
The palate is packed with ginger, cinnamon and cloves, giving it a lovely warmth. Again, this goes perfectly with the sweet notes. Burnt white sugar, caramel, orchard fruit and lemon pie come through and add lots of depth and refinement.
This is an elegant dram, with lots of complexity. Once you get through the homely sweetness and dig into the warmth you will really get to know this dram.
The finish lingers on oak wood and caramel, and rounds off well.
This is a really good indication of what is to come from the Single Cask Edition Collection. If you aren’t going to be in Gatwick anytime soon, we definitely recommend you book a flight ASAP, just to get your hands on one.
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