The Glenlivet Solera Vatted Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1L
A follow-up to the highly successful "Master Distiller's Reserve", both released in 2015 as travel retail exclusives. This one's also made up of whiskies matured in ex-Sherry casks, American oak casks, and traditional oak (i.e. refill) casks. However, more first-fill American oak matured whiskies make their way into the blend, with the final arrangement brought together in a 'never emptied' marrying vat. There, the whisky develops more complexity over time. A higher concentration of first-fill American oak adds creaminess, soft fudge, and vanilla to the spirit. But according to Head Distiller, Alan Winchester, it’s the nose that grabs you – bursting with the smell of ripe orchard fruits alongside gentle caramel notes. It’s luxurious to taste, with a honeyed sweetness and the distinct presence of juicy pears.