Whisky Review: The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition “Morinsh” 1999

Style: Fruity and Spicy


Starts with signature green apple with thick coconut cream at the nose. Followed by young mangoes, lime and ginger to give rich fruitiness. A suggestive hint of timber wood and white pepper at the back.


Smooth, sweet nectar flow at the first touch of palate, beautiful texture. Initial citrus-y notes with a bite of honey dew, which quickly transits to bright, solid, aromatic green apples. Delicious touches of coconut and vanilla cream, which then dissolves into tingling ginger spice and lime… Smooth, pleasing fragrance burn.


Aftertaste of a caramel ginger lemon cake, spices still slowly unwinding to give causal sparks, more vanilla and oak roll in towards the end, enduring sweet finish.


Classic Glenlivet at full strength, when I cross checked with my previous review on Nadurra, I am quite surprised by the similarity between them(although they are matured for similar period and both with American oak). Morinsh offers a slightly different and more refined form of fruitiness and with higher power. Lovely harmonious coordination between sweet fruity notes and spices which creates an enjoyable profile.

[Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]

[56.3% • 2014 Bottled • Aged 15 Years •  Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Cask Strength • Single Cask • Cask Number: 130975]