Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml
Meet The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac, our newest whisky. Featuring raisin-rich cognac and signature citrus notes married with creamy smoothness, the luscious liquid has traveled from bourbon and sherry casks to a selective finish in cognac casks.
Bursting with sweet and fruity aromas and inspired by Captain Bill Smith Grant, great-grandson of our Founder George Smith, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old shines as a proud celebration of our Speyside craft. Wander from the misty glens of Scottish Speyside to the rolling vineyards of France’s Cognac region at every sip.
The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac is no ordinary single malt. Aged for 14 years, this groundbreaking whisky is matured in bourbon and sherry casks before being finished in the highest quality ex-cognac casks for at least 6 months. This finish brings a uniquely rich and intense flavor to the iconic fruity and floral style of The Glenlivet.
Rich, nutty, and with a distinct brandy note. Not at all shy, but also not particularly complex. Brandy, a hint of green apple, a swath of malt, and middling caramel sweetness is all I can pick up. Still, the whole is round and complete and pleasant.
Thin bodied. Moderate tongue burns, considering the minimum ABV. Generally a reprise of the aroma, with a distinct grape brandy note, mildly sweet malt, a haze of barrel char, and a slight hint of green apple / green grape.
Medium length. Very consistent, this one. The notes are mostly continuations of the flavors from the palate. The brandy comes to the fore here, with a honey-and-raisin note that fades quickly, leaving barely-bitter tannins. Again, wholesome if uncomplicated.