The Glenlivet reveals its latest innovation and first peated flavour in over one hundred years: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish. As with the recent release of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, the iconic Speyside distillery continues to bring new flavour experiences to whisky enthusiasts, while honoring its legacy of distilling high quality Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
To inspire this latest release, The Glenlivet looked to its past. In the early 1800s, The Glenlivet distillers used peat smoke to dry the malted barley and The Glenlivet whisky would have had a rich, smoky flavour. Reinterpreting this historic tradition, while bringing an original twist to the flavors of the range, this new expression is matured in casks which have previously held heavily peated Scotch Whisky to bring forth a subtle, aromatic smoky flavour.
This new release embraces the craft of whisky making in the same way as its predecessors, The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Matured and The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection. Each bottle of The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish is bottled and released in small batches with no chill-filtration to offer the complex, full bodied texture of a whisky that has just been drawn from the cask.
“The Glenlivet Peated Whisky Cask Finish is a really exciting addition to The Glenlivet range. It’s inspired by our historic traditions of distilling high quality whisky and yet is a contemporary innovation providing an unparalleled flavour experience, as enjoying Nàdurra is like drinking straight from the cask at the distillery,” said Laurent Cutier, Director of Scotch Portfolio at Pernod Ricard USA. “We continue our proud heritage of setting standards within the Single Malt category and with this new addition bring new depth of flavour to our drinkers.”
The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish has an elegant, aromatic smokiness complemented by rich, spicy fruits thanks to its finish in American oak casks that previously held heavily-peated Scotch Whisky. The delicate smokiness is perfectly juxtaposed with the classic smooth, fruity house style for which The Glenlivet Single Malt has been famous since 1824.
The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish will be available in select US markets at a suggested retail price of $84.99.