Cadenhead Imperial – Glenlivet Single Cask Aged 37 Years ☆☆
Style: Dignified and Energetic
A sweet and herbal introduction on the nose, a beautiful creamy balancing brush sparks the dram to life. Barley sugar beaming lightly, aged timber, bitter oranges. You can feel the spirit has come a long way, delicate with a lot of refined depth, but it is also unbelievably lively.
Vanilla icing melts gently on the palate with indistinct eucalyptus and peppermint murmurs. Flavours condensed beautifully. Citrus honey caressing, tropical fruit notes slowly building up. Pine and oaky touches crossroad with creamy patches. A fresh, green herbal wave giving a slight bitterish and medicinal bite towards the end.
Shallow footprints of spearmint, malt syrup lingers, long and savoury finish.
Where shall I begin with? Superior maturation which has completely captured my heart, delicious flavours, complexity, tender texture, vibrant spirit and what a unique profile we have here. While not many whiskies are not able to sustain 37 long years of maturation, this cask has made it and did great things.