For the first time, The Glenlivet has released the first crowd-sourced single malt in their collection. Thousands of votes, across 37 countries, have been cast by whisky lovers to select the next limited edition from this famous distillery. The winning selection is the ‘Exotic’ expression, which will be released as the appropriately named “The Guardians’ Chapter” to acknowledge the significant part the distillery’s Guardian’s fan club has played. This rich, indulgent single malt will be bottled and distributed in limited quantities around the world from March 2014. You can view the final voting scores on www.TheGlenlivet.com
The winning “Exotic” single malt was created using a subtle mixture of casks including Hogsheads and American oak barrels with the addition of a proportion of whisky from Spanish ex-sherry butts to provide a rich, exotic twist. The resulting bottling of “The Guardians’ Chapter” will display the signature fruitiness of The Glenlivet and a delightful addition of rich, warm spicy notes. Rich and indulgent on the nose, it will captivate with an aroma of moist fruitcake and sweet, candied apple, balanced with the tang of orange marmalade. The taste will be an alluring combination of juicy raisins with an undertone of dark chocolate orange zestiness, well balanced with the subtle warmth of spice complimenting a delightful long and slightly dry finish.
The Guardians’ Chapter is available from The Whisky Shop from £55