Dram Review: Berry Bros & Rudd Glenlivet 1973 Aged 38 Years Cask Ref. 10658

[48.6%・38 Years Old・Distilled in 1973・Bottled in 2012・Berry Bros & Rudd Bottling・Cask No. 10658・Single Cask Release]

Nose:

Beautiful aromas of fruity nectar, vanilla and ripe banana peels swirling together with minerals as tame mahogany and a lager note continue to develop in a stately manner.

Palate & Finish:

Red tea and juicy cherries unfolding out of the velvety mouthfeel of maple syrup and lemony goodness, a nick of ginger comes along on the mid-palate as green plums and popcorn melt classily into the background.

Espresso and bitter chocolate in the finish but also hints of light white peaches to give the dram a subtly uplifting end.

Thoughts:

Such a gracefully presented Sherried Glenlivet, its luscious fruitiness at this age is particular alluring.

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas