The Glenlivet Guardians Single Cask tasting
|Guardians Single Cask to the right|
A few days ago, I was invited to Lydmar Hotel for an exclusive tasting of The Glenlivet Guardians Single Cask, a forthcoming 18-year old sherry cask matured Scotch single malt whisky, 55,7 % abv, limited to 631 bottles - of which most will be offered to the members of The Glenlivet Guardians - since a few chosen members personally picked the cask. Some bottles will be available from May 2 at Systembolaget in Sweden and also at The Whisky Exchange.
Another topic was food pairing, and Joel surprised everybody (I think) by serving an oyster topped with pineapple granita together with the The Glenlivet 12 yo. The combination hadn't occurred to me, but it actually worked very well.
Next up was two different bottlings of The Glenlivet Nàdurra, which both had lots of flavours and a nice, mild afterburn. But it was of course the Guardians Single Cask everybody was waiting for, and once served it didn't disappoint.
|Whisky and oysters - a winning combination|
I have to admit that I'm definitely not an expert on Scotch whisky, but at least I can tell that the Glenlivet Guardians did a very good job with the cask selection. However, because of the limited number of bottles available the price is quite steep - 1699 SEK in Sweden - and it would be a waste of money for a novice like me. I'm sure the bottles will sell very quickly, though.