The Glenlivet

21 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 191
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Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 191
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Peach ring candy, a bag of Jelly Babies, blackberry tart and subtle spearmint. Figs, cedar, black tea, and subtle musk. Chocolate-coated toffees and Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
Palate: Medium-full. Black tea with honey, blackberry jam, fresh plum, and toffee biscuit with milk chocolate chips. New York cheesecake, candied orange, and orange zest oils.
Finish: Long and oily. On toffee.
Comment: Balanced, refined, and oh-so moreish. Delightful.
Taster   Bethany Whymark
Nose: Spiced Christmas biscuits, salted caramel, poached pears, and vanilla sugar. A faint whiff of wood-scented candle. Raw pizza dough, clove, and brioche bread and butter pudding.
Palate: Light-medium. Brioche, burnt raisins, 100 per cent cocoa chocolate, and tea with milk and honey. Herbaceous rosemary, and a hint of roast lamb. Caramel and sweet oat biscuits.
Finish: Medium-long, on lamb, wet mint, and some fresh apple.
Comment: Complex, with a nice balance between savoury and sweet.
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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