The Glenlivet, the original Speyside single malt, has reimagined its renowned 21 and 25 Year Old expressions, transporting them into new territories of flavor. The meticulously crafted whiskies have been finished in unique cask combinations, continuing The Glenlivet’s tradition of pushing boundaries and offering originality in the world of prestige single malt scotch whiskies by introducing deeper, richer and more complex flavors.
At the heart of the collection is The Sample Room, The Glenlivet’s creative epicenter where the most prestigious marques are unified by creativity and craft. The Sample Room, which comprises The Glenlivet 18 Year Old, 21 Year Old and 25 Year Old, is a testament to The Glenlivet’s makers – leaders within the single malt scotch whisky industry – and their commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. By intricately experimenting with cask finishes and flavor, the very best balance of single malt whisky is achieved.
“The Glenlivet 21 Year Old and 25 Year Old are two of our most iconic whiskies, and this has been an exciting opportunity to work as part of our new team of makers to reimagine and elevate the expressions,” said Lisa Glen, The Glenlivet Distillery Expert. “By merging the signature style of The Glenlivet with different cask finishes for layered complexity, we’ve set new standards in taste and quality.”
The Glenlivet 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch features The Glenlivet’s most intricate flavor balance yet. It not only possesses a distinctive range of qualities, but is full of flavor and depth, bringing an extra smooth taste to the whisky. Selectively finished in first-fill Oloroso sherry, Troncais oak Cognac and Vintage Colheita port casks, whisky enthusiasts will be able to indulge in the luscious notes of caramelized pears and juicy sultanas, with hints of warming ginger. Deriving from the Cognac cask influence, the flavor is intertwined with fragrant nutmeg and cinnamon, leaving a long and rich spice finish.
New levels of complexity and richness are achieved with The Glenlivet 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch, one of the makers’ finest bottles selectively finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry and Troncais oak Cognac casks. The expression is a true testimony to the care and craftsmanship that has gone into every drop. The taste is indulgently rich, adding depth to the palate. Its enticing flavors of sweet fig and blood orange, deriving from the sherry influence, are complemented by the Cognac casks’ warming notes of ginger, toasted oak and a hint of charred pineapple, leaving a long and sweet gentle spice finish.
In line with the enhanced liquid proposition, The Glenlivet is also introducing a new luxurious appearance for the bottle and the box – an elevated approach to The Glenlivet’s signature look while continuing to break traditions of whisky packaging and design. The luxurious color tones play on the brand’s iconic teal palette, whilst adding a darker and rich twist with the premium copper finish. The combination of the deep blue gradient paired with distinctive and unexpected textures of embossing across the packaging, enters the range into a new standard of modern luxury.
“The Glenlivet has a heritage of pushing boundaries and setting new standards in single malt scotch,” said Jennifer Schwartz, Brand Director, The Glenlivet. “With the latest evolution of our 21 and 25 Year Old expressions and the formation of The Sample Room, we’re breaking traditional conventions of what prestigious whiskies taste and look like, and creating a new standard of modern luxury in the category with our most distinguished flavors and premium offering yet.”
The new 21 and 25 Year Old expressions from The Glenlivet will be available in the US starting October 2022.