The Glenlivet Guardians' Chapter Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This spicy, limited-edition single malt was aged in American oak and Oloroso Sherry casks and was personally selected by The Glenlivet Guardians.
During the early 19th century, illegal distilleries were commonplace throughout the Speyside region of Scotland. In 1823, however, Alexander Gordon pushed the Excise Act of 1823 through Parliament. The Excise Act allowed illegal distillers throughout Scotland to apply for and obtain licenses to legally distill spirits. In 1824, a businessman named George Smith applied for one of the first licenses in the Speyside region of Scotland and opened the doors to The Glenlivet Distillery. For nearly two centuries, The Glenlivet Distillery has been producing the “single malt whisky that started it all.” Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using barley sourced from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon (Portgordon is a village in Moray, Scotland). After the barley has been malted and mashed, it is fermented in wooden washbacks for approximately two days. The wooden washbacks used by Glenlivet are more difficult and expensive to maintain as compared to the stainless steel washbacks used by most Scottish distilleries, but impart a distinctive, floral quality to the whisky. After the barley has been fermented, it is distilled twice — first through Glenlivet’s wash still, and then again through Glenlivet’s spirits still. Originally designed by George Smith, the copper-pot stills have a unique, lantern-like shape, which encourages contact between the whisky and the copper. The copper strips the whisky of any impurities it may have, and provides for a lighter and more pure flavor profile. The Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter Single Malt Scotch Whisky was personally selected by The Glenlivet Guardians, a global group of The Glenlivet enthusiasts who, through a series of private tastings, exclusive events and shared commentary, chose their favorite of three single malts crafted by The Glenlivet. The malt chosen was aged in a combination of American oak and Oloroso Sherry casks and has a distinctly spicy character. On the nose, The Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter Single Malt Scotch Whisky has rich notes of fruitcake, candied apples and orange marmalade, which lead to tastes of juicy raisins and dark chocolate on the palate. The finish is accented by tangy orange zest and an underlying spiciness reminiscent of cinnamon toast. The Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a limited release which will only be available for a short time — pick up a bottle today!
|Proof||97.4 (48.7% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Glenlivet Distillery|
Distinctly spicy character. On the nose, rich notes of fruitcake, candied apples and orange marmalade, which lead to tastes of juicy raisins and dark chocolate on the palate. The finish is accented by tangy orange zest and an underlying spiciness reminiscent of cinnamon toast.
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