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The Glenlivet Specta

The Glenlivet Spectra: A Spectrum of Flavours

The Glenlivet Spectra is a new limited-edition set containing a trio of mystery single malt Scotch whiskies with a spectrum of flavours that push the boundaries of traditional whiskey tasting.

The Mystery Spectrum

Released without tasting notes, age or cask information, this trio of Scotch whiskies challenges the senses of Scotch lovers. Instead, Pernod Ricard invites consumers to explore a broad spectrum of flavours through an immersive tasting experience. Each of the three expressions is, of course, a reinterpretation of The Glenlivet’s signature smooth and fruit house style.

Technology Meets Tradition

Fans of the Original Speyside Single Malt are no doubt aware that The Glenlivet has always challenged conventions.  Besides, The Glenlivet is also determined to open up the single malt category to a new generation of drinkers. So, in a world where people are spoon-fed information on an ever more frequent basis, and gamification is par for the course, the Glenlivet Spectra introduces a bespoke digital experience. A multi-sensory world awaits whiskey drinkers. A world where they explore their palate and personally interpret the elusive tasting notes of each expression.

In fact, scanning a QR code starts the gamified experience. Thereafter, cryptic hints challenge whiskey drinkers to put their tasting abilities to the test. In essence, they seek to determine what flavour profiles make each bottle unique. Finally, users receive a personalised scorecard showing how close they are to decoding each of the mysterious single malts.

Breaking Tradition

Alan Winchester, The Glenlivet Master Distiller, commented: “True to our tradition-breaking spirit, we created an innovative whisky tasting experience across three single malts. Stretching our signature house style into three different whiskies that work together as a collection was a unique challenge. Given the mysterious nature of The Glenlivet Spectra, we aimed to ensure each flavour was distinct and recognisable. I hope whisky lovers enjoy exploring the wide spectrum of flavours within The Glenlivet Spectra, as much as we enjoyed crafting them.”

The Glenlivet Senior Brand Manager for South Africa, Blue Masoka said: “Keeping with The Glenlivet’s mission of pushing boundaries in the single malt category, The Glenlivet Spectra mystery pack comes at the perfect time. We aim to take our loyal consumers and budding whisky drinkers on an experiential tasting journey – a digital flavour journey of discovery whilst putting their whisky knowledge to the test. This layer of engaging storytelling adds to the discovery of elements of The Glenlivet Spectra.”

Presentation of Glenlivet Spectra

The Glenlivet Spectra

Celebrating the disruptive nature of The Glenlivet Spectra, the three bottles of luxury single malt come packaged in an innovative, playful box. Composed of three compartments, each houses one of the three expressions. Uniquely designed panels subtly nod to the flavour profile of the bottles within.

Priced at R999, The Glenlivet Spectra is available for purchase from leading retailers.

The Reveal

The full tasting notes and cask information will be revealed later in 2020. At that time, drinkers will fully uncover the expertly crafted tasting notes contained within The Glenlivet Spectra. For more information, visit

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