A really superb Glenlivet, the best we've had in this price range for a long time. Delicious shortbread nose, with white chocolate and dollops of natural caramel. The palate is a delight, with patisserie, ginger, pepper and cocoa notes. Fabulous.
Light and versatile, although at over 100 proof "natural cask strength,” this golden spirit could stand some dilution, whether via a dose of ice water or mixing into a cocktail. Perfumy floral-honey nose, with flavors of vanilla lemon, oak, and a hint of smoke on the finish.— K.N.
Deep, rich scents of butterscotch, toffee, and vanilla bean rise from the glass. The palate is rich and massive with a lush core of sweet malt supported by baked apple, brown baking spices, and caramel. A big and assertive malt perfectly proportioned for
Character: The pure and natural oneColour: Pale gold with lemony shadesNose: Fresh, intense and fragrantPalate: Crisp, with hints of peaches and vanillaFinish: Long and dry with a liquorice tang
George Smith knew that Glenlivet was the perfect location in which to make whisky, which is why he built his distillery there in 1824. But it required all his skills as a distiller and his unrivalled knowledge of the glen and its resources to succeed. The Glenlivet of today is George Smith's priceless legacy. Crucially, the three fundamental elements in the whisky-making process - spring water, copper stills and oak casks have remained unchanged. So have the skills have the people who make it. That is why the Glenlivet is as incomparable now as it was at the beginning.
Over the years, The Glenlivet range of whiskies has consistently won awards for its finesse, complexity and superb balance. The Glenlivet, acknowledged as The single malt that started it all due to its defining role in the creation of the Speyside style whisky is still leading the way. All The Glenlivet expressions have won awards this year, most of them winning Gold or Master Medals. This is a testament to the outstanding quality of the whisky and a tribute to the skill of our whisky makers who ensure that the quality is maintained year in year out.