Whisky Review: The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition “Morinsh”

Tasting Notes:

The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition “Morinsh”

Nose:

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.

Palate:

Smooth, sweet nectar flow at the first touch of palate, what a magnificent texture! Initial citrusy 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… A smooth, pleasing fragrance burn.

Finish:

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.

Thoughts:

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.

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

-Esmond