Glenlivet 15 Years French Oak Reserve

The finish in new, aromatic French Limousine oak casks gives this whisky a spicy note combined with smooth, fruity and floral aromas.

The finish in new, aromatic French Limousine oak casks gives this whisky a spicy note combined with smooth, fruity and floral aromas.

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Glenlivet
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, French Limousine Oak
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pear:
Sherry:
Spices:
Apple:
Floral:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Grape:
Plum:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Berries:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Mint:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Tasting
Oak:
Fruit:
Spices:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Herb:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Pepper:
Zitrus:
Hazelnut:
Honey:
Leather:
Orange:
Pear:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Almonds:
Apple:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Grape:
Grass:
Lemon:
Nutmeg:
Oil:
Pineapple:
Raisin:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Nuts:
Almonds:
Fruit:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Honey:
Malt:
Herb:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Green Apple:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Oil:
Raisin:
Sherry:

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Tasting Notes 10

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Nosing:
Creamy and rich with buttery notes
Taste:
Fruity, nutty flavours
Finish:
Lingering trace of sweet almonds and hints of spice
19. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Sherry Leather Oak Sweet

Finish:

Comment: over rated
04. May 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Oak Leather Grass Dried Fruit Pineapple

Finish:

Comment:
03. Jun 2016
Nosing: Green Apple Pear Oak Vanilla Honey
Fruity with lots of green apples and pear. Initially upon opening its slightly acidic but after being open a while that dies back and becomes more honeyed. Vanilla oakiness.

Taste: Pear Sweet Oak Sherry
Sweet arrival, with pear flavours. Well integrated complex oakiness with a hint of sherry. Has a slightly sherberty fizziness on the tongue.

Finish: Oak Sweet Green Apple
Sweet and drying with residual fruitiness and lingering oakiness. A bit of black tea.

Comment:
Spotted this on offer at the local supermarket and thought I'd give it a crack. This whisky changes a LOT if you leave it to sit in the glass (and even after the bottle has been opened a while). Its enjoyable, but it would have been way better bottled at a higher ABV, I think it just lacks a little intensity. Its definitely an easy drinker, very sweet and approachable.
02. Jan 2018
02. Jan 2018
Nosing: Fruit Dried Fruit (sultanas!?) Sweet

Taste: Oak Spices Cinnamon Sherry

Finish: Oak Sweet Fruit

Comment:
milkbonez
17. Jul 2019
Nosing: Oak Berries Plum Almonds Herbs Floral Mint

Taste: Oak Spices Apple Berries Pepper Herb Coffee

Finish: Leather Oak Nuts Almonds

Comment: A different type of "oakiness" than I'm used to. I'm not quite getting the fruitiness that comes with a typical Glenlivet (soft green tree fruits) but they are present. Bitterness as you down it, but the good kind (thus the coffee tasticon), a nice step up from the 12 in terms of range of flavors and complexity.
29. Jul 2015
Nosing: Fruit Honey Pear

Taste: Fruit Cinnamon Spices

Finish: Fruit Spices

Comment:
glugglug
19. Nov 2016
Nosing:
Vanilla Oak
Taste:
Clove Orange Raisin
Finish:
Honey Cinnamon
Comment:
Initial warm bonfire smoke & spiciness gives way to honey & caramel sweetness with notes of raisins.
10. Dec 2017
Nosing: Fruit Oak

Taste: Oak Sweet Fruit

Finish: Fruit Sweet Oak

Comment: