A cut above the standard-issue 12yo, The Glenlivet Single Malt 15yo is finished, as the name suggests, in Limousin French Oak. Expect rich notes of fruit, almonds and sweet spice.
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 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. Deep, intense gold color. Creamy, rich, buttery aromas. Fruit and nut on the palate. Flavors of sweet fruits, delicate spice. Finish is lingering, sweet almond and spice. Enjoy with full-flavoured venison dishes.
|Category||Single Malt Scotch|
|Region||United Kingdom, Scotland, Speyside|