A staggeringly delicious whisky from one of Scotland’s most famous distilleries.
The Glenlivet was the first distillery to receive a license to legally distill, leading to it being called “the original”. Indeed, at one point, the distillery’s prestige was so high, that other distillers began adding “Glenlivet” as a suffix to their whisky’s name, in an attempt to ride on this distillery’s coattails.
This Glenlivet has been matured for 18 long years in a mixture of first and second fill American Oak and Sherry casks, giving it a superb maturity and balance of flavour.
This whisky opens with American oak flavours of tropical fruit, vanilla and cinnamon, before building to a crescendo of dried fruit, nutty sherry, orange juice, ginger, toffee and cloves. Glenlivet 18 has a creamy and full mouthfeel.
A wonderful achievement from Alan Winchester and the team at Glenlivet, this is a real treat that every whisky drinker will enjoy.