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Glenlivet relaunches two whiskies

Speyside single malt The Glenlivet has evolved its 21- and 25-year-old whiskies with new double and triple cask finishes.

Both re-imaginings of the ‘iconic’ whiskies rest at 43% ABV

The two whiskies have been finished in different types and combinations of casks to create two new expressions, which come together to form The Sample Room Collection.

“This has been an exciting opportunity to elevate two iconic whiskies – our 21 and 25 Year Old Originals – developing an end result full of layers of flavour and richness,” said The Glenlivet cask expert, Kevin Balmforth.

“The Sample Room Collection from The Glenlivet is breaking new ground in whisky, setting new standards in taste and quality through craftsmanship and refined cask finishes.”

The Glenlivet 21 Year Old single malt has been triple finished in first-fill oloroso Sherry, Troncais oak Cognac and vintage Colheita Port casks, which offers the liquid notes of caramelised pears and juicy sultanas, with hints of warming ginger.

Deriving from the Cognac cask influence, the whisky also offers notes of fragrant nutmeg and cinnamon, leaving a long and rich spice finish.

The reimagining of The Glenlivet 25 Year Old single malt offers new levels of complexity and richness with its finishing in PX Sherry and Troncais oak Cognac casks.

The double cask finish adds depth to the palate, with rich, intense and sweet character. Flavours of sweet fig and blood orange are derived from the Sherry influence, which is complemented by the Cognac casks’ warming notes of ginger, toasted oak and hints of charred pineapple, leaving a long, rich and sweet gentle spice finish.

The design of The Sample Room Collection bottle and box is an evolution of the brand’s signature original look, with new colour tones playing on the brand’s turquoise palette, whilst adding richness with a premium copper finish.

The combination of the deep blue gradient and the unique textures of embossing across the packaging enters the range into ‘a new standard of luxury’.

The reimagined 21YO whisky retails at €250 (US$260.85) and the 25YO whisky retails at €600 (US$626.05). Both rest at 43% ABV.

The full Sample Room Collection will be available in the UK from July.

Last month, The Glenlivet launched its #BreakTheStereotype campaign to promote diversity and representation in whisky.

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