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Chivas Brothers’ the glenlivet unveils a new era of cask craftsmanship  

02/05/2024

Chivas Brothers’ iconic Speyside single malt, The Glenlivet, is proud to introduce its latest release, The Glenlivet Caskmakers. This distinguished Scotch whisky is the result of exceptional craftsmanship, combining two casks to create a complex interplay of flavors.

Employing a novel approach to cask construction, the process involves carefully deconstructing and reconstructing two hand-selected barrels, using alternating staves from each, to form a new, singular cask. These unique casks, blending ex-Spanish Sherry and freshly charred European Oak barrels, were developed by The Glenlivet’s experts in collaboration with master coopers in Jerez, Spain. This intricate craftsmanship epitomizes The Glenlivet’s spirit of innovation, resulting in a whisky with new depths of flavor.

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Whisky enthusiasts tasting The Glenlivet Caskmakers will discover notes of ripe orchard fruits, fresh honey, warming spices, and hints of charred pineapple. The painstaking crafting process, which includes finishing a portion of the whisky in these bespoke casks, seamlessly combines these flavors, resulting in a single malt that celebrates originality and collaboration.

Kevin Balmforth, The Glenlivet Cask Master, remarks: “As we mark our 200-year milestone, The Glenlivet Caskmakers embodies our commitment to pushing the boundaries of cask craftsmanship in whisky making. This exceptional release, born from a complex new technique, not only honors our rich history but also showcases our relentless drive towards innovation and excellence. Integrating this method of cask creation elevates the complexity of the whisky’s flavor profile and represents our dedication to continually exciting whisky connoisseurs worldwide.”

The Glenlivet has been at the forefront of whisky innovation for two centuries, setting new standards of excellence in single malts and remaining committed to this legacy for the next 200 years.

The Glenlivet Caskmakers will be exclusively available in selected Duty-Free stores in airports and travel hubs globally from May 2024, priced at $225. It will also be featured at the upcoming TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore from May 16, offering visitors the chance to experience this exquisite new release.

For more information, visit The Caskmakers Single Malt Whisky – The Glenlivet.

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