The Guardians have spoken! In late 2013, Glenlivet sent out samples of three different single malts to the Guardians of Glenlivet all over the world and let them choose what would be the next release for the distillery. The winner was this limited edition exotic single malt, which features a proportion of ex-Spanish Sherry butt matured whisky. The Glenlivet Guards' Chapter has plenty of plump raisin, dark chocolate and warming spice notes to keep the Guardians happy.
Wonderful smell and mouthfeel, though in the finish it is very clear that this whisky is rather young, and they describe it as spicy i describe it as spirity and dry!
25th January 2015
A worthwhile NAS Glenlivet Expression
The nose on this one is quite delightful. The exotic fruit notes pervade and provide a balance throughout the taste experience. The Guardian's Chapter is a nice addition to the Glenlivet family.
20th October 2014
Hard to believe this was the best of the three options. For the same money, stick to the Nadurra.
12th October 2014
Swing and a miss
just bought a bottle, can't wait to try it. any idea the age of this dram? hope it's not just 12 years.
30th September 2014
Not overly impressed by this one. It's rubbery on the nose, and that carries on in the taste. Seems altogether that the choice of sherry casks was poor. With water the defects become more prominent, so I prefer to drink it without water. Luckily it is rather smooth at nearly 50%.
24th September 2014
A fine new release by Glenlivet and much appreciated. As noted the higher alcohol rating makes it that much better, very smooth for almost 50%. Similar flavors to the classic range but with a little erxtra kick, well worth the cash.
13th September 2014
Sampled this in Edinburgh and it is fantastic. Not typically a fan of Glenlivet but the added strength really helps.
20th May 2014