The Glenlivet

1959 Cellar Collection

ABV 41.7%
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Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: 1959 Cellar Collection
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 41.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Heady, aromatic and beautifully intense with floral notes, heather, a little smoke, fudge, sultana, honey, pot pourri and a sweetly subtle polished oak.
Palate: Sweet, rounded and honeyed with macadamia nut. The slightly heathery smoke hits mid-palate. Complex, subtle and rewarding.
Finish: A hint of smoke, fresh, a touch of oak dryness.
Comment: No woodiness at 43 Years Old, instead incredible intensity and freshness. Truly remarkable.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fresh bread, well-toasted, buttered, and spread with grapefruit marmalade. A vase of flowers: orange blossom, surely?
Palate: Complex citrus and apricot flavours, very tightly combined, as though anxious not to seem showy. Discretion in the British tradition.
Finish: Orange oil. Perfumy. Bittersweet.
Comment: Vivid descriptors, but the flavours are very restrained. A most elegant whisky.
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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