The Glenlivet is pleased to announce the U.S. introduction of The
Glenlivet XXV, the oldest permanent release in the rangeâ€™s portfolio. This new offering
is made from a hand-selected vintage that has been finished in first-fill Sherry casks for at
least two years before bottling. The final marriage of the whiskies from the Sherry and
traditional oak casks produces a unique, nutty spiciness that complements the classic
sweet and fruity flavors of The Glenlivet â€“ the benchmark taste by which all other single
malts are judged.
To ensure that the newest edition of the portfolio would be flawless, The Glenlivet XXV
was signed off by four expert whisky-makers: Alan Winchester, who oversees the
production process; Bill Lamb, who supervises the filling and warehousing of the casks;
David Boyd, who regularly â€œnosesâ€ the whisky to inspect its progress and selects the
casks for bottling; and Jim Cryle, The Glenlivetâ€™s acclaimed Master Distiller who
approves the final product and ensures its unparalleled quality.
Unlike other products in The Glenlivetâ€™s permanent range, The Glenlivet XXV
showcases a disctinct Sherry influence as a result of being finished in Oloroso Sherry
casks, which adds a layer of nutty, spicy flavors to The Glenlivetâ€™s famously light and
fruity overtones. The balance of the two achieves a spectacular range of intense flavor, as
well as a balanced, smooth finish.
â€œThe Glenlivet XXV was created to live up to exceptionally high standards,â€ says Jim
Cryle. â€œThe craftsmen responsible â€“ myself included â€“ are immensely proud to put our
signatures on the final product.â€
With a suggested retail price of $350, The Glenlivet XXV will be available in the United
States in Fall 2008. Each bottle is batch numbered, and comes packaged in an exquisite
wooden box. Further information is available at www.theglenlivet.com/XXV.
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