The Glenlivet fans choose new whisky releaseBy Becky Paskin
Fans of The Glenlivet have voted a “rich, warm and spicy” single malt as the next limited edition release from the Speyside distillery.
Thousands of fans from the Guardians of the Glenlivet club voted over three months for their favourite expression that would become the next limited edition release from the distillery.
Master distiller Alan Winchester selected three whiskies for the public to choose from – Classic, Exotic and Revival.
Ultimately, 39% of fans from across 37 countries chose Exotic, a no age statement blend of whisky from American oak barrels, hogsheads and ex-Sherry butts, as their winning malt.
Named The Guardians’ Chapter in honour of the Glenlivet fan club, the non-chill filtered whisky is bottled at 48.7% abv, and described as having notes of candied apples, orange marmalade, raisins, dark chocolate and spice.
Nikki Burgess, global brand director for The Glenlivet, said: “Deciding on a new Scotch whisky expression is normally a privilege reserved for a very select handful of experts, revered for their knowledge and experience.
“With The Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter, we wanted to recognise the passion and expertise of our Guardians in an original and inspiring way by inviting them to write the next chapter in The Glenlivet’s history.”
The Guardians’ Chapter will be available in global markets from March 2014, at an RRP of US$85.