Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

The Glenlivet


ABV 45%
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Brand: The Glenlivet, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1943
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Astonishingly fresh fruitiness and peatiness.
Palate: Yet more of that remarkable freshness, in the maltiness of flavour. Like malted milk, thickening into cream toffee. Then mint toffee. Apricot-ish fruitiness.
Finish: A hint of spice, sherry and cedary oakiness.
Comment: The Glenlivet is another whisky that I have encountered at great ages, often past their best. This shows its age only in its raffish, extrovert, confidence.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Perfumed, initially dominated by intense menthol/peppermint aromas. There's exotic spices, flowers: allspice, dried leather, beech nuts, oak/applewood. A smokiness dominates as it develops.
Palate: Spice and peat smoke. Woody yet somehow graceful.
Finish: Woody dry.
Comment: Incredible for a whisky this age to have retained such charm and elegance. A faded beauty.
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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