Join us for The Glenlivet Whisky & Canapé Tasting hosted by Phil Huckle, Thursday, 31st March, 18:00.
Tickets £40 per person. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7321 6007
Coconut shrimp, USDA Prime Sirloin & Mini Chocolate Cake
The Glenlivet 15 Year Old
The 15 Year Old’s distinctive character is the result of selective maturation; a proportion of the spirit is matured in a selection of French Oak casks for a limited period, so as not to overpower the final result. The Glenlivet was one of the first distilleries to use French Oak in the whisky making process, a technique that has since been imitated by many others. Limousin Oak, which is cut in the Dordogne region of France, is often used to mature fine wines and cognacs. In the case of The Glenlivet, its low density allows the spirit to penetrate deep into the wood, imparting the expression’s distinctive spiciness. The French Oak also increases the intensity of the whisky, resulting in a richer and creamier finish.
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old
The rich palate of the 18 Year Old is the result of a combination of several different cask types. The Glenlivet Master Distiller Alan Winchester has a wealth of quality casks to choose from when creating this complex expression, with American and European Oak, first and second fill, all playing their parts. European Oak imparts spicy hints and brings additional complexity. First-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness.
The Glenlivet 21 Year Old
The 21 Year Old is produced in small, bespoke batches. Each cask is nosed and approved, making every batch unique. A sizable inventory of whisky of this age is extremely rare and only the best are selected for this expression. The complex combination of cask types imparts richness, intensity and a long finish to the whisky.
The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish is inspired by the authentic production processes used at The Glenlivet Distillery by its founder, George Smith, who originally used peat smoke to dry the malted barley. Finished in casks which have previously held heavily peated Scotch whisky, the classic, smooth and fruity house style that has made the range so famous has been enriched with gentle, aromatic smoky notes, to offer a brand new The Glenlivet experience to whisky enthusiasts.
When Alan Winchester first nosed his glass of Nàdurra Oloroso he smiled and said that the aroma took him straight back to the warehouse, instantly recognisable as one of his “building blocks”. I think that sums up the whole point of the Nàdurra ‘natural’ range quite nicely, and with the nearest thing to a Sherried Glenlivet currently being the premium XXV (25yo), this addition is bound to tickle the fancy of quite a few whisky fans out there.
Nàdurra American Cask
Matured in first fill American White Oak Casks. Mix of soft vanilla fudge notes and sweet ripe pears engulf the senses. Tropical mix of juicy pineapple and ripe bananas cut with a zesty citrus flourish.