Character: The balanced and elegant one
Colour: Old gold with apricot hues
Nose: Rich fruit aromas and toffee notes
Palate: Wonderfully balanced, with bursts of sweet oranges
Finish: Long, with spice and moist raisin notes
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Vibrant orange-amber color and a warm, citrusy scent. Expect lots of honey and caramel from the get-go, winding into an interestingly dry and lingering finish entwining leather, cocoa, coconut and ginger. Good value.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Finalist. Assertive aromas include brown sugar, nougat and dried violets; long, deep flavors feature dried berries, cinnamon and marshmallow. (Mar 2011)
The rich palate of the 18 Year Old is the result of a combination of several different cask types.
The Glenlivet Master Distiller Alan Winchester has a wealth of quality casks to choose from when creating this complex expression, with American and European Oak, first and second fill, all playing their parts.
European Oak imparts spicy hints and brings additional complexity.
First-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness.