The Glenlivet XXV 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(750) [IWSC 95] [WA 93]
Regular price $999.99 Sale price $528.97 Save $471.02
Notes from the Maker:
Using some of the rarest of our whiskies, all of which have been aged for at least 25 years, this is a batch-produced whisky finished in ex-sherry butts. Our team of experts individually select each cask and monitor the whisky in its finishing process to make sure the Oloroso-soaked wood adds the subtlest sherry tones to an intense, silky and elegant whisky. This molten amber liquid is nearly as splendid to hold in your hand as it is to drink. Afterwards, the finish is incredibly long, rich and balanced. But it's the nose on the 25 Year Old that really drives whisky-lovers to distraction with scents of bittersweet dark chocolate and plump, sweet sultana. This opulent whisky, the oldest expression in The Glenlivet's core range, is a sublime choice to mark special occasions.
CASK: ex-Oloroso Sherry Oak
FLAVOR: Dark chocolate, spiced fruit, toasted nuts
COLOR: Rich amber, golden shades
NOSE: Dark chocolate, sultanas
PALATE: Silky sweet, cinnamon notes
FINISH: Incredibly long, rich, balanced
ENJOY WITH: Creamy camembert and fine, artisanal cheeses
Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2022,2021
95 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2022
"Soft and fleshy stewed peach with soft spices, charred orange and cinder toffee on the nose. Malty and toffee forward with developing fruity richness. Rounded, age-defying and beautifully balanced with a backdrop of smooth toffee on the finish."
93 Points - Whisky Advocate
"Finished in first-fill sherry casks for two years. My feeling on any whisky finished in a different cask is this: it should give as much to the flavor profile as it takes away. In this instance, I feel it has, and more. It’s not as nimble as younger versions, but the sherry, along with the extra aging, contributes a silky texture and a richer, fuller dimension to the whisky. I can still detect some of the peach, vanilla, tropical fruit, and honeyed malt I enjoy in younger expressions, but its key flavor components are toffee, honey-dipped citrus, red licorice, chocolate-covered almonds, and fig, along with dried spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, mint tea) that emerges on the palate and peaks on the finish. The flavors are seamless and elegantly balanced."