The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(750ml) [WE 90-95] [IWSC 93]
Regular price $120.00 Sale price $66.97 Save $53.03
Notes from the Maker:
The 15 Year Old gets its distinctive rich and exotic character from a process of selective maturation in which a proportion of the spirit is matured in French oak casks. In fact, we at The Glenlivet were one of the first to use French oak for making whisky, a technique that has since been imitated the world over. The Limousin oak we use is cut in France’s Dordogne region, where it’s often used to mature cognacs. Its low density allows whisky to sink deep into the wood, and we carefully control how long the whisky matures in the casks so as not to overpower the desired result: a unique, pleasing spiciness.
CASK: French Limousin Oak
NOSE: Creamy, rich, buttery
PALATE: Sweet fruits, delicate spice, roasted nuts
FINISH: Lingering, sweet almond and spice
93 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2022
"Lots of bright fruit and meadow aromas on the nose. A well-defined palate of spicy ginger with vanilla, toffee and oak spice."
Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2021
90-95 Points, Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast
"First whiffs pick up scents of fresh pineapple, cedar, and paraffin; later sniffings detect subtle notes of baked pear and sweet oak. Palate entry features a firm, moderately oily, and velvety texture; by midpalate, integrated flavors of ripe peach, pear drops and bran delight the taste buds. Finish is extended, semisweet and coconut-like."
"I enjoy Glenlivet whisky for its subtle elegance, floral notes, along with a delicious "peaches & cream" flavor. For this particular whisky, finishing some of the whisky in new French oak barrels adds depth, dried spice (vanilla, clove) and pleasing dryness to the Glenlivet profile. This whisky is more polished and refined than the 12 year old expression it replaces." - Whisky Advocate