The Glenlivet, the original Speyside single malt, has reimagined its renowned 21 and 25 Year Old expressions, transporting them into new territories of flavour. The meticulously crafted whiskies, which come together to form The Sample Room Collection, have been finished in different types and combinations of casks to create two expressions. Once again, The Glenlivet pushes traditional boundaries in the world of Prestige single malt whiskies by introducing new tastes and originality, as well as a new bold and vibrant design.
At the heart of the collection is the Sample Room - The Glenlivet’s creative epicentre where the makers strive for continuous improvement and innovation. It is the place where the new 21 and 25 Year Old have been carefully redefined and refined by hand. By intricately experimenting with cask finishes and flavour, the very best balance of single malt whisky is achieved. The Sample Room Collection is a testament to the makers of the whisky, celebrating them as leaders within the single malt whisky industry.
The collection features The Glenlivet’s most intricate flavour balance yet, The Glenlivet 21 Year Old single malt. It not only possesses a distinctive range of qualities, but is full of flavour and depth, bringing an extra smooth taste to the whisky. Triple 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 caramelised pears and juicy sultanas, with hints of warming ginger. Deriving from the Cognac cask influence, the flavour 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, one of the makers’ finest bottles finished in PX 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 both rich and intense, yet silky and sweet with the double cask finish adding depth to the palate. Its enticing flavours 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, rich and sweet gentle spice finish.
Kevin Balmforth, The Glenlivet Cask Expert, commented:
“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. 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.”
In line with the launch, the Glenlivet is also introducing a new bold design for the bottle and the box; an evolution of The Glenlivet’s signature original look. The new colour tones play on the brand’s iconic turquoise palette, whilst adding a darker and rich twist with the premium copper finish. The combination of the deep blue gradient paired with the unique textures of embossing across the packaging, enters the range into a new standard of luxury.