It is not often you get to taste a whisky that you had a hand in choosing, but that was what members of The Glenlivet Guardians got to experience recently.

After getting an old school haircut or shave at Truefitt & Hill’s JW Marriott outlet, The Glenlivet officially launched the Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter bottling, an exclusive expression that is only available to members of the Guardians at RM398 a bottle or at selected travel retail outlets.

As its name suggests, The Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter bottling is a tribute to members of the Glenlivet Guardians who played a part in choosing the brand’s latest bottling. Last year, thousands of Guardians from 37 countries across the globe, had tried three different whiskies – codenamed Classic, Revival and Exotic – handpicked by Glenlivet master distiller Alan Winchester. In the end, the Exotic edged out the other two to claim its seat among The Glenlivet’s limited edition single malt releases.

Matured in a mixture of butts, hogsheads, and barrels, with a sherry butt influence, the whisky has a rich marmalade and fruitcake nose, with hints of dark chocolate and orange notes on the palate, and a long and slightly dry finish.

The launch of the Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter is just one of the exclusive privileges available to the Malaysian chapter of the Glenlivet Guardians, who get to enjoy a unique experience almost every month. For instance, in June, the Guardians were taken on the exploration of coffee and whisky at the Roast FactorGlee.

> To join The Glenlivet Guardians, e-mail Wong Pei Wen at peiwen@millennium.net.my.