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Glenlivet Alpha 10cl

Lot: 5024742

Glenlivet Alpha 10cl

Winning Bid: £175

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glenlivet
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Scottish Oak Casks
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
10cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glenlivet Alpha 10cl

Well-known as the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland, for many years ‘Glenlivet’ was a byword for quality, with many single malts using the Glenlivet suffix in an attempt to reap the benefits of associating themselves with the Banffshire distillery. Indeed, owners Pernod-Ricard now put a heavy focus on the brand being ‘The Glenlivet’, encouraging their consumers not to accept any imitations. Glenlivet is in a long-running battle with Glenfiddich for the title of best-selling single malt, with both now selling over a million cases a year. George Smith secured a license to legally distil at Glenlivet in 1824, and it remained family-run until 1978 when Seagram bought a controlling stake in what had by then become The Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd, and counting assets such as Glen Grant, Benriach and Longmorn among its portfolio. When Seagram collapsed in 2001, Pernod-Ricard acquired its sizeable Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky division, with Glenlivet the crown jewel in an empire rivalled only by Diageo.

The Glenlivet Alpha was a very limited release in 2013 of 3,350 bottles - 600 of which were in the UK.  At the time of release there was no mention of anything beyond the label which reads 'from The Glenlivet Distillery'.

Once all the bottles had been sold the information was released through online challenges and at the end of June 2013 a video of Master Distiller Alan Winchester reveals that the whisky was entirely matured in ex-Scotch whisky casks. 

 

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