The Glenlivet

Guardians Single Cask 18 Years Old

ABV 55.7%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: Guardians Single Cask 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 55.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Gentle and quite subtle to start with floral notes of honeysuckle, elderflower, meadowsweet and sweet lightly toasted spices.
Palate: Beautiful spread of flavours. Quite unctuous and, when neat, very spicy moving now into ginger. A whiff of curry leaf emerges with water.
Finish: Very pure with tangerine and light hints of flowers.
Comment: Quite restrained but with real elegance and charm.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Fruity and malty with an oaky frame. Ripe apricot, tinned peaches. Honey. Opens on pastry notes. Shortbread.
Palate: Sweet, silky (raw silk). A spicy explosion teases the taste buds. Pear drop.
Finish: Dry, intense,lingering.
Comment: The alcohol strength shows up. This dram needs water. A beautiful fruity and spicy character.
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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