The Glenlivet Guardians' Chapter Whisky

Category: Single Malt from SpeysideScotland
Distillery: Glenlivet
District: Speyside
Bottled: 2014
Casktype: Hogsheads, American Oak Barrel & Sherry Casks
Strength: 48.7 % Vol.
Size: 700 ml

The Guardians' Chapter is the first crowd-sourced single malt from renowned Scottish distillery, The Glenlivet, where fans ("The Guardians") of the whisky brand played a significant role in its release.

An online voting session allowed fans across 37 different countries to take part in the creation of a new 'The Glenlivet' limited edition. They had the chance to savour three single malts crafted by Alan Winchester, Distilling Manager, and they chose the one called "Exotic" over the "Classic" and "Revival" ones.

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. We've had an excellent response from fans across the world, particularly in the USA, the world's no. 1 single malt market."

The winning 'Exotic' single malt 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 whisky displays the signature fruitiness of The Glenlivet with the addition of rich, warm spicy notes. Rich and indulgent on the nose, it offers aromas of moist and sweet, candied apples balanced with a hint of orange marmalade. The taste combines juicy raisins with an undertone of dark chocolate orange zestiness, well balanced with a subtle warmth of spice, complementing a long and slightly dry finish.

Only 2,000 cases of the limited edition Guardians' Chapter are available globally. The whisky comes with a price tag of $85.

To become a member of The Guardians of The Glenlivet community, visit: www.TheGlenlivet.com/Guardians