An intriguing collection of three 20cl bottlings from The Glenlivet.
Each of this trio of single malt whiskies explores a different aspect of the Glenlivet’s typically fruity and flavoursome house-style.
The three whiskies are named ‘01’, ‘02’ and ‘03’.
01 has been fully matured in First Fill Sherry Butts and First Fill American Oak Barrels, and serves up notes of marzipan, honey, flowers, dried fruit, orchard fruits and vanilla.
02 has been finished in former peated-whisky casks. The result is a dram with classic Glenlivet fruitiness, underpinned by notes of bonfire embers, creamy vanilla, peat smoke, earthy spice and sea spray.
03 has been finished in ‘Double Charred’ casks. The final offers up flavours of tangy smoke and sweet vanilla, alongside cinnamon, nutmeg, spicy oak and caramelised apples.
With little information on the age of these whiskies, the idea is that drinkers explore them for themselves, without preconceived notions of their quality.
A fascinating selection, and the perfect gift for any whisky lover.