The Glenlivet 18 YO
The Glenlivet 18 YO, 43 %
Let's take a closer look at The Glenlivet 18 YO, a long-standing whisky in the Glenlivet core range. The official blurb can be found here.
The Glenlivet has been matured in 1st and 2nd fill American oak and "ex-sherry oak" (no mention of whether these are American or European oak casks).
Nose: Very fruity and light. Delicate maltiness. Mild notes of oranges and apples. Orange zest and a warm honey character with time.
Taste: Medium body, and soft mouthfeel. Vanilla, mild sherry notes (raisins and dried apricots), caramel and floral honey. On subsequent sips I also pick up baked almonds, some oakiness and rich toffee.
Finish: Medium long finish. Continues much as it started, but more oaky now. Dark chocolate and a hint of mint.
Comments: A very fine, classic dram.
Sláinte! - Thomas