The Glenlivet Alpha
Here, we have something unique. A limited release of 3,350 bottles (only 600 in the UK!) of pure mystery and intrigue. The label says "from The Glenlivet Distillery", and at this point that's all anybody knows. No tasting notes. No cask details. Nothing.
Over the coming weeks, the mystery will be slowly unravelled through a variety of online sensory challenges, which can be found at TheGlenlivet.com and Facebook.com/theglenlivet from the 7th May. Master Distiller Alan Winchester will also be interacting with the online community, fielding questions and pointing people in the right direction...
“Flavour is a multi-sensory experience: one that combines the subtleties of sight and sensation in the mouth, in addition to taste and smell. By withholding information on the casks used to create The Glenlivet Alpha and encouraging people to use their senses, I hope they will gain a greater appreciation of its particular flavour, and expand their understanding of the great complexity and depth of our unique single malt whisky. I can’t wait to hear people’s reactions.” - Alan Winchester
Good luck unlocking the secrets of this enigmatic single malt! The answers and full tasting notes will finally be released at the end of June.