Glenlivet Creag An Innean, 14 YO, 61.2 %

Glenlivet Creag An InneanGlenlivet have a very fine series of single cask releases exclusive for the Nordics. I have previously taken a closer look at the Glenlivet Pittandlich and the Glenlivet Coupar Angus, and been very happy with what I found. Now I’m looking at the Glenlivet Creag An Innean.

This is a 14 year old whisky, fully matured in an Oloroso sherry butt (cask # 58013). The total outturn was 618 bottles when it was bottled in February 2017.

You can still buy the Glenlivet Creag An Innean in Sweden at SEK 1500 (8558601). It is, of course, not available in Norway as it is above 60 % ABV, and as such very much illegal to sell here.

Nose: Cool, crisp and curious. Light floral notes – not quite perfume like, but close. A whiff of a bouquet. Floral honey. Ripe orchard fruits, on the tree, covered in dew on a fresh summer morning.

Taste: Very rich and full-bodied. Distinct sherry notes here. Ripe grapes, mixed with raisins and dried peach. White pepper, nuts and sweet, floral honey.

Finish: Long and lingering finish. Notes of light and semi-dry sherry, mixed with camphor, malt drops and floral perfume. Honey sweetness still.

Comments: Yet another delightful single cask release from Glenlivet.

Score (89/100)

– Thomas