The Glenlivet, the world’s No 2 single malt Scotch whisky have released the latest addition to their Cellar Collection range – The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1980. Only 500 bottles of this single malt whisky will be available.
The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1980 is the ninth release from the range. Three decades of maturation in American oak casks brings out a fruity, intense and fresh Scotch that’s bound to be an instant classic. The cask strength single malt is non-chill filtered with a 43.3% ABV and a blackcurrant and pear aroma, going perfectly with the soft peppermint taste.
Master Distiller Alan Winchester, the ultimate guarantor of The Glenlivet, adds: With the added complexity that comes with 31 years of maturation, this vintage displays The Glenlivet’s fruity character with both an intensity and a remarkable freshness – a classic. It is my responsibility, and privilege, to continue a long tradition of excellence started by George Smith in 1824, and this latest release is no exception to that legacy.
Presented in individually-numbered bottles, this rare whisky will be available in markets including Taiwan, Japan, Travel Retail and Portugal, and priced from £1,000 ($1,580) for a 70cl bottle. [BornRich]