The Glenlivet Announces New Single Cask Editions Specific to US Markets - The Whiskey Wash

The Glenlivet Announces New Single Cask Editions Specific to US Markets

By Katelyn Best / October 30, 2019

The Glenlivet has announced six new single cask editions, each available exclusively in specific US markets.

Each whisky is a single-barrel, cask strength, non-chill-filtered scotch, aged between 14 and 17 years in a variety of barrels, individually numbered and packaged in a wooden box. They will be sold individually in CaliforniaFloridaIllinoisMassachusettsNew York and Texas.

“With these exclusive Single Cask Editions,” said master distiller Alan Winchester in a prepared statement, “Single Malt enthusiasts can own an exclusive piece of The Glenlivet’s history. Each bottle is the result of a unique combination of liquid, cask and age and can never be replicated again. Embracing the cask’s original character and flavor, it offers one of the purest Single Malt experiences available.”

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition (image via The Glenlivet)

Details on each whisky, together with the distillery’s tasting notes, are below; they all come with a suggested retail price between $269 and $299 for a 700 mL bottle.

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition: American Oak Barrel, 17 Year (Florida – $299)

A blend of aromas from traditional pear drop sweets, butterscotch to delicate creamy fudge combines with a rich and fruity taste profile of luscious toffee apple, ripe pear, smooth caramel and a warming hint of ginger to offer a long and slightly dry finish.

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition: American Oak Hogshead, 16 Year (New York – $269)

An intriguing aroma of sweet baked apples, rich butterscotch and creamy vanilla custard combines with a taste profile of ripe pear and honeyed peach to offer a soft, sweet and gently dry finish.

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition: American Oak Barrel, 16 Year (Massachusetts and Illinois – $269)

Distinct aromas of classic pear drop sweets combine with lavishly creamy toffee and smooth vanilla combines with a silky-smooth golden syrup taste profile of traditional barley sugar sweets and toffee fudge with a gentle cinnamon spiciness to offer an exceptional sweet and silky-smooth finish.

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition: Sherry, 14 Year (Massachusetts and Illinois – $299)

Balancing aromas between a sweet and fruity apricot jam, delicious red toffee apples, rich vanilla and banoffee pie combine with a taste profile of ripe banana, soft poached pears and a warming ginger and cinnamon spice offering a long, sweet and warming spicy finish.

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition: Sherry, 14 Year (California – $299)

An intriguing aromatic combination of sweet damson plums, poached pears in licorice root syrup with a burst of fresh citrus orange and cinnamon baked rhubarb combine with a taste profile of raisins and sultanas, rich treacle toffee, sweet marzipan, a hint of dark chocolate and lively lemon peel to offer a long and slightly dry finish with a lingering trace of toasted almonds.

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition: Sherry, 14 Year (Texas – $299)

An initial burst of fresh peach and orange zest aromas is perfectly balanced with white chocolate, creamy vanilla and lemon curd to combine with a taste profile bursting with fresh grapefruit and orange followed by the intriguing combination of white chocolate and sweet almond to offer a smooth, sweet and lingering soft finish.