Glenlivet launches the second whisky as part of its 50 year old Winchester Collection. The first was The Glenlivet 50 year old Winchester Collection 1964 releaseed two years ago. This year’s edition – Vintage 1966 will like its predecessor be limited to only 100 bottles, priced at $25,000. The Vintage 1964 was filled into an ex-bourbon American oak barrel half a century ago by the Master Distiller at that time, distiller Robert Arthur. The series has been named in honour of the current Master Distiller, Alan Winchester.
Bottled on 25 May 2016 in hand-blown glass decanters designed by Brodie Nairn, of studio Glasstorm. The decanters are sealed with a gold stopper, finished with a quartz Cairngorm stone, created by silversmith Richard Fox and housed in a cherry wood cabinet crafted by furniture maker, John Galvin.
Winchester’s ‘master distiller’ bottle of Vintage 1966 will be auctioned at Christie’s on 21 October, along with the chance to lay down the 2016 vintage, which will be released in 50 years’ time.