Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Award-winning British designer Bethan Gray designs The Glenlivet's Winchester Collection Vintage 1967, a limited-edition 50-year-old Single Malt Scotch whisky

Award-winning British designer Bethan Gray designs The Glenlivet's Winchester Collection Vintage 1967

The $25,000 Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967, designed by Bethan Gray

8 March, 2019 – The Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 represents the first time the brand has collaborated with a designer to create The Glenlivet bottle and display case. The maple and copper case and hand blown glass bottle were created by Bethan in response to the land around the distillery, her family history in the area and the complex whisky itself.  This collaboration signals a rising demand in the spirits market for luxury craftsmanship and elevates the bottle to a design object for collection and display, rather than consumption alone.  

The Vintage 1967 is a coveted collector’s item that represents the culmination of more than 40 years of dedication and expertise from Master Distiller Alan Winchester. Retailing at USD $25,000, only 150 bottles of the Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 will be available globally. The whisky is a blend of rare single malts, the youngest of which was laid down by former The Glenlivet Master Distiller, Robert Arthur in 1967.

The Vintage 1967 design is inspired by the nature around The Glenlivet distillery in Scotland

The Vintage 1967 design is inspired by the nature around The Glenlivet distillery in Scotland

Bethan’s grandfather lived and worked as a forester in Cairngorms, home of The Glenlivet, and she was inspired by the landscape while exploring the area with Master Distiller Alan Winchester. The layers of mist that gather in the surrounding valleys became inspiration for the unique reinterpretation of her Dhow pattern that surrounds the bottle.  

The Scotch whisky making process itself was inspirational for Bethan.  The bottle is glass blown by master glassblower Brodie Nairn to precisely the right size and thickness and then hand-cut, creating an ombré colour effect that mimics the ageing process of the liquid inside. It is then engraved and hand-painted, making each one unique. It is such a meticulous process that eight bottles are hand-crafted for every one that is used.

The collection was launched at an exclusive dinner at The Glenlivet Distillery, which Bethan Gray transformed for the occasion and which was catered by Michelin-starred chef Clare Smyth of CORE

The collection was launched at an exclusive dinner at The Glenlivet Distillery, which Bethan Gray transformed for the occasion and which was catered by Michelin-starred chef Clare Smyth of CORE

The hand-stained maple case is made using solid copper overlays that reflect The Glenlivet’s charred barrels and copper stills.  Created by hand by artisans, the technique used to overlay the delicate copper was invented specifically for this case in its curved form. The mother-of-pearl inlaid into the case reflects the local freshwater pearl mussel shells indigenous to the Spey River.  

The Glenlivet Winchester Collection 1967 brings together malts from a number of rare oak casks, the youngest of which was filled in December 1967.  When whisky is slowly maturing in its cask, a small amount of whisky evaporates through the wood and into the atmosphere, known as the Angel’s Share. Each year, roughly 2% of the liquid leaves the cask this way, which means that 50 Year Old whisky casks will generally have lost 60-80% of their liquid. As a result, only a very small amount of precious whisky was left for bottling in June 2018. 

The whisky is non-chill filtered at cask strength, and boasts a rich and fruity nose, notes of apricot jam and sweet ripe peaches, and a hint of toasted almonds. It has an incredibly smooth taste with fondant orange and milk chocolate flavours, an amazing velvety texture and a long, and luxuriously sweet finish.  

The Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 is an example of The Glenlivet’s pioneering excellence in the Single Malt Scotch Whiskey category.

<< View The Glenlivet Single Malt Range

<< Read more about Glenlivet Winchester Collection

<< Read Alan Winchester Q&A's

<< Read more about The Glenlivet Distillery

<< View Scottish Single Malts on Planet Whiskies

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

Ardbeg Wee Beastie – The Distillery’s Latest Smoky Whisky Is Wreaking Flavour In Its Path

Ardbeg launches a new permanently available 5 Year Old expression – Ardbeg Wee Beastie 

Ardbeg Wee Beastie – The Distillery’s Latest Smoky Whisky Is Wreaking Flavour In Its Path

From April of this year, whisky lovers around the world will get the chance to experience the latest permanent expression to join the Ardbeg core range – Ardbeg Wee Beastie. And at just 5 years old, this feisty and intensely powerful smoky whisky is untamed by age. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Tullibardine reveals the latest edition to its award-winning range of whiskies.

Tullibardine reveals the latest edition to its award-winning range of whiskies

Tullibardine has unveiled the newest addition to its award-winning Fine Aged Collection – the Tullibardine 15-Year-Old Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Redbreast Irish Whiskey Introduces Its Oldest Ever Permanent Expression, 27 Years In The Making

Redbreast Irish Whiskey Introduces Its Oldest Ever Permanent Expression, 27 Years In The Making

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has introduced Redbreast 27 Year Old, the oldest permanent expression in the beloved Redbreast series. An iconic addition to the collection, Redbreast 27 Year Old includes whiskey matured in ruby port barrels from Portugal’s Douro Valley to bring a new complexity and depth to the Redbreast collection. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Limited-edition Glenfarclas Pagoda Ruby Reserve released in Glencairn Crystal decanters embellished with rubies

Limited-edition Glenfarclas Pagoda Ruby Reserve released in Glencairn Crystal decanters embellished with rubies

Glenfarclas has globally released it’s much awaited limited-edition Pagoda Ruby Reserve. The distillery’s oldest whisky released to date has been aged for 62 years and is beautifully presented in a stunning Glencairn decanter featuring hand-mounted precious rubies. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Kerry and Derek Campbell, are behind new micro-distillery set for John O’Groats, Scotland's Northernmost Mainland Whisky Distillery

Local husband and wife team Kerry and Derek Campbell set to open John O'Groats whisky distillery in the summer of 2021

A new micro Scotch whisky distillery is set to open in John O’Groats in 2021, following planning permission secured yesterday (2 March 2020) for a 32,670 square foot site which will house a distillery, visitor centre and bonded warehouse. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Glenrothes 1969 (bottled 2019) (cask 16207) - The Last Drop Single Malt Whisky
Glenrothes 1969 (bottled 2019) (cask 16207) - The Last Drop Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.1% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £5,400.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Balvenie 14 Year Old RumWood Finish Single Malt Whisky
Balvenie 14 Year Old RumWood Finish Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 48 Year Old 1969 - The Rarest of the Rare Collection (Dun Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 48 Year Old 1969 - The Rarest of the Rare Collection (Dun Single Malt Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £48,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bowmore 2002 (bottled 2017) (cask 14) - Samaroli Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 2002 (bottled 2017) (cask 14) - Samaroli Single Malt Whisky ~ 50% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £498.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bruichladdich 32 Year Old 1977 - DNA (2nd Edition) Single Malt Whisky
Bruichladdich 32 Year Old 1977 - DNA (2nd Edition) Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £999.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky
Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky ~ 40.2% ~ 50cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £849.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Seagrams 7 Crown (1.75L) - 1980s Blended Whisky
Seagrams 7 Crown (1.75L) - 1980s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 175cl

Region: Canadian  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £504.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Oban 21 Year Old (Special Release 2018) Single Malt Whisky
Oban 21 Year Old (Special Release 2018) Single Malt Whisky ~ 57.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £445.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bowmore 1992 (bottled 2017) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 1992 (bottled 2017) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £340.86
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 (bottled 2017) - Bond House No.1 Single Malt Whisky
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 (bottled 2017) - Bond House No.1 Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £530.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter