Glenlivet 15 Years French Oak Reserve

The finish in new and rich in aroma French Limousin oak casks from Dordogne gave this Single Malt Whisky aromatic notes combined with smooth, fruity and floral aromas.

The finish in new and rich in aroma French Limousin oak casks from Dordogne gave this Single Malt Whisky aromatic notes combined with smooth, fruity and floral aromas.

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6485
Glenlivet
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, French Limousine Oak
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Oak:
Apple:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Honey:
Malt:
Sherry:
Almonds:
Orange:
Pear:
Spices:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Hazelnut:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Tasting
Oak:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Cinnamon:
Oil:
Sherry:
Almonds:
Apple:
Berries:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Floral:
Honey:
Leather:
Orange:
Pear:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Finish
Oak:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Banana:
Berries:
Dark Chocolate:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Honey:
Sherry:
Tropical Fruit:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Herb:

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Tasting Notes 5

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01. Apr 2021
Nosing: Apple root beer & Vanilla (think: root beer float) Orange

Taste: AppleLeatherOakPepper slightest hint of Malt

Finish: Tropical Fruit (papaya) OakBerries

Comment: The Glenlivet 15-year old French Oak Reserve is a wonderful example of contrasts between the nose and taste experience in a whisky. Fruits and desserts provide a warm welcome on the nose. But the palate is dominated by spice and pleasant bitter notes. Complementary spice on the nose and sweetness on the tongue are present only as fine threads within the blankets of scent and taste, respectively.

This whisky's finish is a bit thin, which prevents it from earning highest marks. But there is complexity of flavor in the residual aftertaste. This is perhaps the first whisky experience through which I have fully grasped the missed opportunities inherent to lower-strength ABV and what might-have-been if not for chill filtration.
05. Feb 2016
Nosing: Root Beer, candied nuts, sweets, moss, baked apples

Taste: Rich oak, red meat, sweetness

Finish: medium - herbs, meaty, dry

Comment: A nice dram for a reasonable price.
SirErol
02. Sep 2016
Nosing: FruitSweetAppleHoney

Taste: SweetOakSpices

Finish: Dark ChocolateSweet

Comment: finish medium long, very pleasant.
15. Feb 2016
Nosing: FruitVanillaSpices

Taste: FruitOakSweetVanilla

Finish: SpicesOakSweet

Comment:
PerfectoCigar26
06. Mar 2017
Nosing: Beautiful Notes of Sherry and Honey, Definitely Dried Fruits (Maybe Plums or Possibly Raisins), Apples, Pears

Taste: Smooth with Heavy Floral Notes, Sherry, Sweet, Definitely some Oak (As to be expected from an Oak Cask), Hints of Cinnamon and subtle hints of Nuts

Finish: Sweet Honey Apple, A light touch of peat maybe some smoke, with a nice alcohol and spice finish

Comment: The Glenlivet 15 YO French Oak Reserve definitely compliments a nice Habano or even a Maduro Cigar. Personally I find that whiskeys from The Glenlivet Distillery stand on their own without a cigar, however I find that I find the subtle aromas and flavors much easier when pairing them with a nice cigar (But then again that is just ME)
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16. Mar 2019