The Glenlivet XXV, 25 YO, 43 %
My husband and I attended Bergen International Whisky & Beer Festival 2015. Of course there are always a lot of new whiskies to taste at a festival. But this time I chose to taste one whisky from Glenlivets core range; Glenlivet XXV.
Well, today it is time to explore the 25 YO. This bottle is from batch No 0913A. The 25 YO from Glenlivet has a first fill Oloroso sherry cask finish.
Glenlivet XXV is available in Norway at NOK 1800 (item number 4994901). It is not available in Sweden.
Nose (21/25): Rich. Starts off with a lot of different fruits. A bit (too?) oaky. Then it became more spicy. I detected eucalyptus, cardamom and cinnamon.
Taste (23/25): Rich and complex. Fruity taste as well. I found dried apricots, fresh apricots and prunes. Chocolate. Very smooth and nice on the palate.
Finish (21/25): The aftertaste was sugary, syrupy, fruity, chocolaty and spicy.
Balance (22/25): In my opinion the Oloroso sherry cask finish was very obvious on the palate. Really nice and rich taste. I just loved the mix of fruit and chocolate.