The Glenlivet Guardians' Chapter
The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland
These Guardians are not a superhero team, but are the official worldwide group of enthusiasts for The Glenlivet. They were given the task at the end of 2013 to select, from three samples, a whisky they would like to see bottled and this was their selection. This limited release has no age statement, but is aged in American oak and former Oloroso sherry casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeHogsheads, American Oak Barrel & Sherry Casks
"The aroma is quite pronounced and filled with milk chocolate, cooked apples, and malted barley. The flavor profile continues along these lines with dark honey, barrel spices, and lemon zest added to the mix. The sherried casks really make an impression, and though it isn't overdone, the whisky doesn't seem as integrated as it could have been. The finish is on the malt and spiced side and is fairly oily. "