Price Point: $50 – $60 for 750 ML
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.
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!