The Glenlivet Alpha was released back in 2014, a limited release of 3350 bottles worldwide, of which only 800 reached SA. The label says “from The Glenlivet Distillery”. No tasting notes. No cask details. No box! The Alpha is described as a blank canvas, a single malt designed to challenge consumers to develop their own perceptions of the whisky without being influenced by age, colour or cask. We now know it was matured in ex-whisky barrels! Now extremely hard-tofind and highly prized as a collectible.
It scored 92 points in the Whisky Bible of “he who shall not be named”!
Type: Single malt
Strength: 50% ABV
Bottle size: 750ml