Dram Review: Cadenhead Small Batch Glenlivet (Minmore) Aged 42 Years

[40.2%・42 Years Old・Distilled in 1973・Bottled in 2015・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Soft ripe papaya and watermelon syrup gets balanced by equally assertive doses of oak and biscuity malt. There’s some delicate floral note lingering, before taking a curious turn to a slightly green theme but at the same time it leans on the wood influence. In…

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Whisky Review: The Glenlivet “Code”

Style: Fruity and Spicy Nose: Frosty peppermint sweeps through the background, equal dose of fruit and barley on the nose. Poached pears and kumquat showing at the core, followed by a tighter balsamic vinegar squeezing from the sides. A touch of cherry liquorice quickly buried by black peppercorns, dry and spicy end note. Palate: Juicy…

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Dram Review: Samaroli The Glenlivet 1976

[45.0%・25 Years Old・Distilled in 1976・Bottled in 2001・Samaroli Bottling・Cask No. 5521・Single Cask Release of 648 Bottles] Nose: Ahhh, this is nice, soft English toffee, Muscovado sugar, and buttero leather; red tea with just a bit of gingery kick.  Beautifully Sherried in such a manner that embodies the characters of Italian independent bottling as the malt moves…

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Whisky Review: The Glenlivet Archive 21 Years of Age Batch 0414N

Style: Rich and Fruity Nose: Starts with a faint whiff of gunpowder, leading to poached pears and black currants. Ginger spice shoots through all layers, berries compote lightly dipped in honey vanilla milk, whereas soft oatmeal trail tracing at the back. A nice fragrant fruity core, unfortunately maybe it is slightly tainted by sulphur. Palate:…

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Whisky Review: Artist #5 Glenlivet Aged 40 Years by La Maison du Whisky

Style: Sherry and Oaky Nose: Floral nectar crystallizing nicely at the front, sugared cranberries adding an extra sweet touch to the aroma. Early oak presence as we have generous amount of saw dust tipped and stirred into the mix. Sherry notes drilled into the core, ripe red mangoes underlined by chilli spices. Coconut shreds, a…

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Whisky Review: The Glenlivet XXV Batch 0115B

Style: Fruity and Spicy Nose: Round red fruits-citrus sweetness wrapping around fresh ginger slices on the nose. Barley husk sprinkling over a layer of vanilla agar agar pudding. Hints of earthy five spices. Aroma nicely sharpened, sweet and refreshing, quite nice. Palate: Red cherries and red currants taking on a strong ginger-lemon gust and fly…

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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…

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Dram Review: SMWS 2.98 Glenlivet “Frothy Cappuccino”

[58.2%・13 Years Old・Distilled in 2003・Bottled in 2017・SMWS Bottling・Single Cask Release of 166 Bottles] Nose: Syrup drenched walnuts with a lemony undertone.  Thick caramel intercepted by a sharpness from the spirit and the wood. Palate & Finish: Cask-led vanilla with a thick creaminess which as the name of the dram has suggested, feels frothy.  Orchid fruits…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal “Whisky is Art” Glenlivet 1979 35 Years Old

Style: Sherry and Complex Nose: Quince, dark prunes lightly veiled by surprising vibrant ginger spice at this archaic age. Brown sugar clusters around salted caramel pecans. Next we have raisins and roasted almonds. Multiple layers of red fruits on display here… Quite enjoyable. Palate: Effortless, elegant entrance, a mix of umeboshi and salted caramel sauce…

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Whisky Review: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Aged 16 Years Batch 0313W

  Nose: Starts with a spicy hit on the nose, followed by elder flower scent and milky vanilla. A nice creamy floral fragrance we have here. At the back there are some dry timber planks and black pepper to give more complexity. Palate: A silent initial touch on the palate, superb oily texture. Gradually the…

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