Back in October last year we attended one of Glenlivet’s Guardians Chapter evenings where we got to taste 4 exclusive flavours and place our vote against which we thought should become their Limited Edition bottle.
You’ve all been making your choices too, with tasting events running up until December last year, and the votes are in!
The winning “Exotic” single malt (Our own personal choice too we’ll have you know!) 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 story of The Guardians’ Chapter doesn’t end here,” added Alan Winchester. “This is an opportunity to savour a unique, limited edition, single malt that’s already admired and desired by thousands of whisky lovers. Our Guardians have written a new chapter in the distillery’s distinguished history, this will be their legacy, and I’m really pleased with the enthusiastic response we received and the selection the Guardians have made.”
Becoming a Guardian will not only allow individuals to take part in immersive projects like The Guardians’ Chapter, but it will also unlock an unrivalled and exclusive range of events, experiences, products and downloads. Simply visit: www.TheGlenlivet.com to join.
As of next month (March 2014) UK members of The Glenlivet Guardians will be able to pre-order the limited edition single malt, before it becomes available on the market. What’s more, The Glenlivet has just created a forum for whisky fans to connect and discuss their passion for the very best in whisky and beyond. Guardians are invited to explore and expand their connoisseurship within popular culture, design, technology and style, inspired by good taste and hosted on an exclusive digital hub available only to Guardians.
The Guardians’ Chapter is available in March from The Whisky Shop from £55