The Glenlivet has unveiled The Sample Room Collection with 21 and 25 Year Old whiskies. The new offerings feature double and triple cask finishes.
“This has been an exciting opportunity to elevate two iconic whiskies – our 21 and 25 Year Old Originals – developing an end result full of layers of flavour and richness,” explained The Glenlivet cask expert Kevin Balmforth. “The Sample Room Collection from The Glenlivet is breaking new ground in whisky, setting new standards in taste and quality through craftsmanship and refined cask finishes.”
The Glenlivet 21 Year Old single malt has been triple finished in first-fill oloroso Sherry, Troncais oak Cognac, and vintage Colheita Port casks. On the nose, the Scotch delivers caramelized pears and juicy peaches, spicy notes of cinnamon and fragrant nutmeg. The palate is complex, fruity and spicy, with notes of dried apricots, juicy sultanas and chocolate-coated ginger. The finish is long and rich with warming spice. The brand recommends pairing with brie, green olive tapenade, and roasted almonds.
Double cask finished in first-fill Pedro Ximenez Sherry and Troncais oak Cognac casks, The Glenlivet 25 Year Old offers enticing notes of sweet fig and blood orange, complemented by warming ginger, toasted oak, and a hint of charred pineapple. The distillery recommends pairing with oyster with ginger and blood orange zest.
The design of The Sample Room Collection bottle and box is an evolution of the brand’s signature original look, with new color tones playing on the brand’s turquoise palette, whilst adding richness with a premium copper finish. The combination of the deep blue gradient and the unique textures of embossing across the packaging enters the range into “a new standard of luxury.”
Both bottled at 43% ABV, the 21 Year Old whisky retails at €250 ($260 USD) and the 25 Year Old comes in at €600 ($625 USD). The full Sample Room Collection will be available in the UK beginning in July.
For more information, head over to the distillery’s official website.
In April, The Glenlivet unveiled its Distillery Reserve Collection, which launched with 10, 14 and 22 Years Old single cask expressions that are designed to showcase the Speyside distillery’s finest craftsmanship.