Top 10 spirit launches in May

10th June, 2013 by Chloe Ware

The Glenlivet Alpha

The Glenlivet Alpha Top May spirit launches

May saw the launch of The Glenlivet Alpha, a single malt whisky that was released without details of age, colour, cask or taste.

The idea behind the limited edition is to challenge consumers’ preconceptions of whisky, without the influence of age, cask or colour.

Only 3,500 bottles have been produced and aimed mainly at existing The Glenlivet and single malt enthusiasts. Purchasers were challenged to discover their own notes, which were eventually revealed on 6 June.

The Glenlivet’s master distiller, Alan Winchester, revealed that the whisky had been aged in first-fill Scotch barrels unlike the more commonly used Bourbon or Sherry, resulting in a vibrant colour with sweet notes of orange and clove.

The age of the whisky remains a secret as guidelines set by the Scotch Whisky Association forbid the reveal of an age if it has not been printed on the label.

It is available on the global market for £95.

Get more tasting notes for The Glenlivet Alpha here.

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