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The Glenlivet unveils a new era of cask craftsmanship


New release, The Glenlivet Caskmakers, adopts a pioneering method of cask craftmanship, as the celebrated single malt continues to honour its 200th anniversary.

Iconic Speyside single malt, The Glenlivet, introduces its new release, The Glenlivet Caskmakers. This distinguished Scotch whisky is the result of a remarkable feat in craftsmanship in which two casks are uniquely combined to deliver a complex interplay of flavours.

Exploring a novel technique in cask construction, the process sees two hand-selected barrels meticulously deconstructed and recrafted – combining alternating staves of the two – to create one new, reconstructed cask.

These distinctive new casks, which unite ex-Spanish Sherry and freshy charred European Oak barrels, have been skilfully developed by The Glenlivet’s experts in collaboration with master coopers based in Jerez, Spain. The intricate craftmanship exemplifies The Glenlivet’s longstanding spirit of innovation and brings with it new depths of flavour.

Whisky enthusiasts tasting The Glenlivet Caskmakers will uncover notes of ripe orchard fruits, fresh honey, warming spices, and hints of charred pineapple. Thanks to the whisky’s painstaking craft, which sees a portion selectively finished in the bespoke casks, these flavours combine even more seamlessly, producing a single malt that not only stands as a testament to the art of originality but celebrates the power of collaboration.

Kevin Balmforth, The Glenlivet Cask Master, comments:

As we continue to celebrate our 200-year milestone, The Glenlivet Caskmakers embodies our commitment to pushing the boundaries of cask craftmanship in whisky making. This exceptional release, born from harnessing a complex new technique, not only honours our rich history but showcases our relentless drive towards innovation and excellence. Integrating this method of cask creation elevates the complexity of the whisky’s flavour profile and represents our dedication to constantly exciting whisky connoisseurs around the globe.”

The Glenlivet has pioneered two centuries of pushing boundaries in whisky, from its inception to this day, and remains committed to continuously setting new standards of excellence in single malts for the next 200 years.

The Glenlivet Caskmakers will be available exclusively in selected Duty-Free stores in airports and travel hubs around the globe from May 2024 for $225

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