The Glenlivet

Cellar Collection 1980

ABV 43.3%
REVIEWED Issue 103
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Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: Cellar Collection 1980
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 43.3%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 103
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mature but marvellously fruity and fragrant. Apple, jasmine tea and BBQ pineapple - there's even a hint of bubblegum in there. With water a fragrant sweetness like honeysuckle blossom, rose.
Palate: There's sufficient cask to add a lightly oily suppleness and toasted almond. The pineapples continue.
Finish: Long, refined and elegant.
Comment: A stunning Glenlivet and a superb example of the benefits of long relaxed maturation.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense, grassy. Pear drop. Quite fruity.
Palate: Sweet and velvety.Vanilla syrup. Poached pears. 'Bonbon anglais.' A hint of coconut.
Finish: Fruity and slightly spicy.
Comment: Like entering a candy shop! A dram to remind you of your young years!
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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