The Glenlivet XXV 25 Year Old
Variety: Scotch Whisky
A super-premium entry in Glenlivet's range, this has been finished for a couple of years in Oloroso casks - so an extra depth of flavour and silky sweetness is the order of the day.
"The Oloroso Sherry influence meshes beautifully with The Glenlivet’s signature sweet, floral, honey and malt notes, giving a nutty spiciness and quite intensely fruity palate, with raisins to the fore. The finish embraces steadily drying oak. A rich, complex and satisfying after dinner dram." Gavin D. Smith, Whisky-Pages.com.
NOSE : Intense, deep, creamy. The sherry shows itself with luscious fruity and spicy notes. Enticing scents of exotic wood. Creamier notes rising. Orange creme brulee; candied fruit; pineapple.
TASTE : Silky and caressing. Sweet at first then releasing a full bunch of spices; ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Developing dark chocolate and orange peel flavours.
FINISH : Dry, spicy. Keeps teasing the tastebuds all the way through and comes back on a sweeter fruity note.