Heritage

The Winchester Collection 1966

This is the world’s first series of rare and precious 50-year-old single malts. Only 100 bottles will ever be released.

The Winchester Collection 1966
colour

color

Dark amber

cask

Cask

Ex-Sherry Oak

flavour

flavor

Sweet treacle, soft fruits, juicy orange, cinnamon, liquorice

finish

Finish

Exceptionally luscious with a long smooth finish, and a hint of dryness

nose

Nose

Bursting with influence from the sherry cask, you are instantly welcomed by incredibly sweet and rich

George Smith
In 1966, former Master Distiller Robert Arthur distilled a run of particularly outstanding spirit. For five decades, our dedicated Master Distillers continuously monitored this exclusive whisky as it slowly aged at The Glenlivet distillery. Over 50 years, this precious spirit became imbued with increasing depth and complexity, soaking up flavor and a sense of history in equal measure. Now, at the peak of its maturation, Master Distiller Alan Winchester has released just 100 bottles of this rare single malt. Crafted over generations, it is a tribute to George Smith, who created the original single malt that set the standard in taste and quality. Vintage 1966 is the second edition of The Winchester Collection. Released over a number of years, The Winchester Collection of 50-year-old single malts is set to become one of the most sought-after and priceless whisky collections.