The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 year old
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After more than 18 years in selected casks it becomes a malt whisky of unmistakable honey-rich maturity and depth. Colour: Golden amber. Nose: Rich, with sweet and floral layers. Taste: Honey-rich and toffeed on the palate with nutty, spicy overtones. Finish: Exceptional length of flavour.
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Wine EnthusiastVibrant orange-amber color and a warm, citrusy scent. Expect lots of honey and caramel from the get-go, winding into an interestingly dry and lingering finish entwining leather, cocoa, coconut and ginger. Good value.
The Glenlivet XXV Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25 year oldAWARDS: International Spirits Challenge: Gold medal 2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition: Silver medal 2007 THE GLENLIVET XXV 25 YEAR OLD COLOUR Rich amber with ripe gold hues. NOSE Without water: Intense, deep, creamy. The sherry immediately signs the aromatic profile with luscious fruity and spicy notes. Polished old oak floor. It’s like walking into an antique shop. Enticing scents of exotic wood (sandalwood) with a touch of cedar. Cigar box. Creamier notes rise up, like wrapped up in a delicate oaky frame. Orange crème brûlée. Candied fruit (tangerine, pineapple). Pralines. Dundee cake with raisins soaked in whisky. On time, cider apples cooked in a cinnamon syrup. Hint of damp chalky cellar wall. With water: Follows the pudding trail. More crème brûlée, more sweeties (pineapple and pear drops) and licorice. RUBBED ON THE HAND Dried flowers, freshly baked scones, a touch of dried leaves on a wet autumn morning. PALATE Without water: Silky, caressing. Sweet at start then releasing a full bunch of spices: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. The spicy screen then opens on exotic fruitiness. Roasted pineapple. Developing luscious dark chocolate and orange peel flavours. With water: Gets minty (mint chocolate). The spices are tamed and toned down and the fruitiness is not so demonstrative. Orange notes survive though. FINISH Dry, spicy. Keeps teasing the taste buds all the way through and comes back on a sweeter fruity note. COMMENT A complex and perfectly balanced dram. A conversational character with a harmonious pitch. Oak is the vital lead but without being authoritative. Wood and fruit are intertwined in a spicy veil. The best that sherry could give is there. A perfect guest at the Christmas table, to be enjoyed with a thin piece of Dundee cake or an orange crème brûlée. Or just by itself, on a snowy evening, enjoying the depth and soothing harmony of Mozart Piano concerto N°21.
Macallan Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky 12 year oldMahogany. Full, slightly sweet; toffee, ginger and dried fruits accompanied by sherry and cloves. Rich in both dried fruit and sherry, with a subtle toffee sweetness and pleasant touch of spice flavour with a touch of sherry sweetness and wood. Medium long.
Glenfiddich Solera Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 year oldGlenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 Year Old is matured to perfection in three different types of oak casks. It has a full and fruity nose, with delicate honey and vanilla notes. It is wonderfully smooth, with a great depth of flavour, combining fruit, gentle spice and a touch of oakiness. The finish is long and satisfying.