Glenlivet 18YO 700ml
High up in the remote area of Glenlivet, George Smith was the first to produce a whisky of such exceptional quality that it went on to define the taste of Speyside. The rich palate of the 18 year old is the result of a combination of several different cask types. The Glenlivet Master Distiller Alan Winchester has a wealth of quality casks to choose from when creating this complex expression, with American and European Oak, first and second fill, all playing their parts. European Oak imparts spicy hints and brings additional complexity. First-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness.
Colour: Golden, autumnal hues.
Nose: Fragrant, elegant, complex with a sweet oakiness, rich sweet fruit aromas. Toffee notes.
Palate: Smooth and wonderfully balanced. Burst of spices and bitter oranges drying out on oaky notes.
Finish: Long and lingering, hints of oak and spice.
Alcohol Vol 40%