The Glenlivet Distillery celebrates the Year of the Dragon with an exclusive Lunar New Year Rare Cask release
Published Date: 1st February 2024
London, 31 January 2024 - The Glenlivet, the iconic Speyside single malt, introduces a statement limited-edition Lunar New Year design for The Glenlivet Rare Cask single malt Scotch whisky. The exclusive release pays homage to the Year of the Dragon with an intricately crafted illustration, capturing the essence of the Lunar New Year's cultural significance.
Exclusive to Global Travel Retail, The Glenlivet Rare Cask is the pinnacle of The Glenlivet's Triple Cask Matured Single Malt Whisky Series, making this small batch, rare whisky – with its distinctive limited-edition Year of the Dragon design – a must-have for collectors. Each whisky in the series undergoes a meticulous and expertly executed triple cask maturation process, showcasing how the influence of three different casks results in complex and creative flavour combinations.
The Glenlivet Rare Cask begins in hand-selected ex-sherry casks, where the whisky acquires a deep richness and a burst of intense spice and fruitiness. The whisky’s journey continues as it is transferred to American white oak casks, introducing a sweet complexity, and concludes with a final maturation in traditional casks, adding a subtle, oaked elegance, presenting a whisky that is full in character.
The design is inspired by Lunar New Year's symbolic traditions, featuring a captivating golden dragon that represents a threefold blessing of success, strength, and longevity for the year ahead. Set against a deep blue background, this bold and original aesthetic reflects the cultural richness of the occasion and underscores The Glenlivet's commitment to craftsmanship and artistry.
This exclusive Lunar New Year limited-edition not only celebrates the Year of the Dragon, but also contributes to the significance of The Glenlivet’s bicentennial this year. From its inception to this day, The Glenlivet remains committed to pushing boundaries and continuously setting new standards of excellence within single malts for the next 200 years to come.
The Glenlivet Lunar New Year Rare Cask Limited Edition will be available now, priced at RRSP of USD$160, exclusively in travel retail stores. For more information about The Glenlivet Rare Cask whisky please see here.