Spending time in the Solera Vat is what gives this expression in the signature The Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve range its truly exceptional character. Alan Winchester, our Master Distiller, presents a whisky that has been triple cask matured in traditional oak, American first-fill and ex-sherry casks. The best of these casks is then transferred to the Solera Vat. The vat, which is never emptied, creates a rich whisky that develops in intensity and complexity every year. The high concentration of first-fill American oak adds creaminess, soft fudge and vanilla to the spirit. But it’s the nose that grabs you – it bursts with the smell of ripe orchard fruits alongside gentle caramel notes. It’s luxurious to taste, with a honeyed sweetness and the distinct presence of juicy pears. It’s a whisky that’s packed with flavour.