Oct 13

Glenlivet 15 Year Old Single Barrel Scotch – Review

Glenlivet 15 Year Old Single Barrel ScotchThe Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky

80 Proof

Price Point: $50 – $60 for 750 ML

Distiller: Glenlivet Distillery

 

Background

Before I was happily married, I was a bachelor.  Hard to believe, right?  I know.  Anyway, before I lived with my wife, I had a roommate.  Although we had many differences, there was one thing we could agree on – our mutual love for Scotch.  His brand of choice was Glenlivet, a preference passed down from his godfather.  Although my collection of whiskey had more variety, he always had a bottle of Glenlivet 12 Year Old handy.

A couple months after my wedding, my old roommate came through with a “better late than never” wedding gift.  It happened to be a bottle of Glenlivet 15 Year Old.  Needless to say, our friendship has improved with little gestures like this along the way.

 

Review

This is what I call a nosing whisky!  The aroma is sweet and woody, a nice mixture of perfected distillation technique and aging.

Glenlivet 15 Year Old is stunning, and I don’t use that word lightly.  There’s a lot going on here, but I’ll try to narrow it down.  The oak is by far the most dominant force here, followed by a lot of fruit.  And I don’t mean the typical undertones of fruit.  This stuff packs in strawberries and cherries.  Really amazing!

I’m typically less worried about the finish of a whiskey compared to the nose and taste, but this one is remarkable.  It’s a lengthy finish with even more oak.

 

Rating & Recommendations

I can’t say enough good things about Glenlivet 15 Year Old.  I give this whisky a very high rating of 92 out of 100.

Glenlivet 15 Year Old is an extraordinary whisky that nobody calling themselves a fan of Scotch should miss out on.  Give it a try; you won’t be disappointed!

 

-Ryan

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