Gordon & MacPhail

The Glenlivet


ABV 41%
REVIEWED Issue 157
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Brand: The Glenlivet, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1954
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 41%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Really lovely sweetness with salted caramel ice cream and vanilla. Stewed fruit with dark fruit compote, sherry soaked raisins and spiced damson chutney. Hints of wood smoke too.
Palate: Spice layers build up bringing in ground black pepper and goat’s cheese. Then golden syrup on hot crumpets and some roasted hazelnuts.
Finish: Sweet and rich, then everything dries out nicely.
Comment: A gorgeous whisky, that shows some age, but it holds it well.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Clotted cream, gorse flowers and butterscotch, followed by rich hot white chocolate and marshmallows. Orange zest and coconut oil towards the end.
Palate: Rich and creamy, freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon curd and polished mahogany.
Finish: Smooth and rich, but the finish dissipates quite quickly.
Comment: A little too easy to drink, but it still leaves an impression.
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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