The Gentleman Magazine Issue 3 | June/July - Page 87

RAISE A DRAM WITH THE ORIGINAL SINGLE MALT THAT STARTED IT ALL, THE GLENLIVET What better way to celebrate Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June, than to honour your father or mentor and thank them, by raising a dram of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve for their love, guidance and wisdom over the years. For those looking for the ultimate gift to make this day special, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve makes for a truly treasured gift to remember. In Gaelic, Glenlivet means ‘valley of the smooth-flowing one’ and whisky from Livet Valley has been known for exceptional quality since the 19th Century. The Glenlivet has created an expression to honour the original vision of its pioneering founder George Smith; The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve pays tribute to the uniquely smooth and fruity taste Smith first envisioned in 1824, but with a contemporary twist. Skilful selection of casks enhances the signature fruity flavours of The Glenlivet, while whisky taken from our traditional oak casks is complemented by the selective use of American first-fill casks to give a hint of creamy sweetness. The result is a whisky with delicious aromas of citrus fruit and notes of oranges and pears and hints of toffee apples and candy, while the long, creamy, smooth finish makes this a deliciously satisfying dram. Dispelling the myths surrounding whisky, Phil Huckle, brand ambassador, shares his expert insight behind some of the many questions raised by even the most seasoned whisky connoisseur. On the rocks? Not on the rocks? Please see appendix, where Phil reveals all. The Glenlivet, Founder’s Reserve is available RRP £34.15. Stockists include Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, ASDA, www.thewhiskyexchange.com and all specialist retailers. CELEBRATE NATIONAL ROSE DAY (10TH JUNE) WITH MIRABEAU EN PROVENCE Mirabeau focus on making delicious, dry pink wines which are regarded as some of the very best from the region, regularly voted in Top 5 Provence Rosés in blind tastings as well as being crowned one of the top 10 rosés in the world by The Drinks Business last year. Mirabeau rosés are great accompaniments to a wide range of cuisines, perfect as aperitifs and ideal for sharing good times with friends and family, especially in the balmy summer months. Mirabeau’s range is currently available from selected supermarkets in the UK and includes: Mirabeau Classic, it’s signature cuvee, a vibrant pink coloured Côtes de Provence made from beautiful hillside vineyards to the south-east of Aix-en-Provence and Mirabeau Pure, a very pale, delicate rosé made from some of the highest vineyards in the region. The latest addition to the range is Mirabeau Etoile, a stunning, lychee coloured rosé with crystalline nuances available exclusively at Sainsbury’s. The Gentleman Magazine | 87