Adding a third entry to The Glenlivet Winchester Collection, the brand has announced the global release of its Vintage 1967 Scotch whisky.
The third in The Glenlivet Winchester Collection, the Scotch whisky brand has announced the global release of Vintage 1967, a blend of rare single malts, the youngest of which was crafted by former master distiller, Robert Arthur. The 150 bottles will each sell for $25,000.
A piece of history for connoisseurs, the debut marks over 40 years of dedication to Scotch from master distiller, Alan Winchester, and follows the introduction of Vintage 1966 in 2016 and Vintage 1964 in 2014. The drink marries malts matured in oak casks beyond 50 years.
Due to its slow aging, the portions of whisky that evaporated through the wood over time have resulted in a precious quantity of rare liquid. Bottled in 2018 and non-chill filtered at cask strength, it presents a rich profile featuring notes of apricot jam and sweet peaches.
The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 also offers a hint of toasted almonds and continues in taste with fondant orange and milk chocolate flavours. The well-orchestrated blend delivers a velvety texture and long, luxurious finish, indicative of the brand’s legacy.
Drawing inspiration from the rolling hills that surround the Glenlivet distillery in Scotland, British designer, Bethan Gray, handcrafted a bottle and case matching the exquisite quality of its contents. Winchester and Gray worked closely on gathering influences for said design.
The expertise of master glassblower, Brodie Nairn, was enlisted to shape the bottle to the right thickness and size. It was then hand-cut and enhanced to mimic the ombré hue of the liquid inside. For added uniqueness, engraving and hand-painting are included in the work.
The hand-stained birds-eye maple case with solid copper overlays reflect the brand’s stills and charred barrels. The technique was created to achieve a curved form. The mother-of-pearl inlaid is inspired by the freshwater pearl mussel shells indigenous to the Spey River.
“This release pays homage to our master distiller, Alan Winchester, and brand heritage. Looking to the next 50 years, we hope to open up the category with expressions that stand the test of time,” said Sona Bajaria, VP of Marketing, The Glenlivet at Pernod Ricard USA.