Say it with me, class. “Sherried Glenlivet is the best kind of Glenlivet.”
I wish Glenlivet did more heavily sherried expressions. The fruity undertones of the distillery really do well with the spice and toffee influence that comes with time in a sherry cask.
I’ve preached this a lot over the years and after this review, you’ll see why. This Glenlivet 16 year old is a single cask offering from 2nd Fill Sherry Butt #6060. It was distilled in 2001 and bottled at 57.5% ABV in May of 2017, so this is hot off the bottling line. Thanks to Nate from Single Malt Daily for the hookup!
|Nose||Apple crisp, caramel, toffee, Christmas spices, pencil shavings, red berries, dark chocolate, ground clove, just a hint of apple cider vinegar, almonds|
|Taste||Fresh-baked apple pie, stewed fruits, orange peel, chocolate covered cherries, oloroso sherry, spicy oak, walnuts, honeydew melon, cacao nibs. The more time that passes, the more chocolate influence.|
|Finish||Wow, VERY chocolatey, like a mug of warm cocoa, big spice, some vanilla and oak, fruit salad in the background.|
|Overall Thoughts||Sherry casks and 15+ years of age does something magical to Glenlivet and this single cask whisky is no exception. There's a nice evolution from nose to palate to finish. Nice choice by the folks at The Glenlivet for choosing this one!|