Pernod Ricard Introduces The Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish

85258_The-Glenlivet-Nadurra-Peated-75clNEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Glenlivet reveals its latest innovation and first peated flavor in over one hundred years: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish. As with the recent release of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, the iconic Speyside distillery continues to bring new flavor experiences to whisky enthusiasts, while honoring its legacy of distilling high quality Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

To inspire this latest release, The Glenlivet looked to its past. In the early 1800s, The Glenlivet distillers used peat smoke to dry the malted barley and The Glenlivet whisky would have had a rich, smoky flavor. Reinterpreting this historic tradition, while bringing an original twist to the flavors of the range, this new expression is matured in casks which have previously held heavily peated Scotch Whisky to bring forth a subtle, aromatic smoky flavor.

This new release embraces the craft of whisky making in the same way as its predecessors, The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Matured and The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection. Each bottle of The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish is bottled and released  in small batches with no chill-filtration to offer the complex, full bodied texture of a whisky that has just been drawn from the cask.

“The Glenlivet Peated Whisky Cask Finish is a really exciting addition to The Glenlivet range. It’s inspired by our historic traditions of distilling high quality whisky and yet is a contemporary innovation providing an unparalleled flavor experience, as enjoying Nàdurra is like drinking straight from the cask at the distillery,” said Laurent Cutier, Director of Scotch Portfolio at Pernod Ricard USA. “We continue our proud heritage of setting standards within the Single Malt category and with this new addition bring new depth of flavor to our drinkers.”

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish has an elegant, aromatic smokiness complemented by rich, spicy fruits thanks to its finish in American oak casks that previously held heavily-peated Scotch Whisky. The delicate smokiness is perfectly juxtaposed with the classic smooth, fruity house style for which The Glenlivet Single Malt has been famous since 1824.

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish will be available in CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, NY, TX, WA markets at a suggested retail price of $84.99.

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Enjoy our quality responsibility. THE GLENLIVET® NÀDURRA® Peated Whisky Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 53% Alc./Vol.-62% Alc./Vol. (106 Proof to 124 Proof).

©2015 Imported by The Glenlivet Distilling Company, Purchase, NY

About Pernod Ricard USA®
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs a workforce of nearly 19,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI).

The company’s leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avión™ Tequila; such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek®, Kenwood® Vineyards and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

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