Glenlivet 15yrs has been called a lot of things in its time: smooth, fruity, complex, sophisticated, entertaining, and classic. The Original Malt Whisky Almanac says: “A first-class malt. One of the most popular malts in the world – deservedly so.” Representing The Glenlivet’s signature style, this classic malt is first matured in traditional oak, before spending time in American oak casks which impart notes of vanilla and give the whisky its distinctive smoothness. The mineral-rich water that comes from Josie’s Well helps form the flavours during mashing and fermentation, whilst the specific height and width of the copper stills add a delicate yet complex character. Keep a bottle on hand for every occasion.
The nose is rich and oaked. There are notes of chewy resinous wood with a well-balanced acidity. Fudge and Madeira with apple crumble with calvados.
The palate is full and rich with winter spice; cinnamon and cloves, and thick oak with developing aridity.
The finish of Glenlivet 15yrs is long and dry with a peppery note.