The Glenlivet have launched the first series of 50 year old single malt Scotch whiskies, The Winchester Collection, with this inaugural release, the Vintage 1964. A stunning introduction to what promises to be one of the most sought-after collections ever produced, with only 100 bottles of this 1964 edition being released.
The Vintage 1964 was filled into an ex-bourbon American oak barrel half a century ago by the Master Distiller at that time, Captain Bill Smith-Grant, the last distilling descendant of The Glenlivet founder, George Smith. The series has been named in honour of the current Master Distiller, Alan Winchester.
Bottled on June 17th 2014 in decanters designed by Scottish glass artists Glasstorm. The decanters are sealed with a stopper inset with Cairngorm stone, created by silversmith Richard Fox and housed in a luxurious cabinet crafted by furniture maker, John Galvin.