The Glenlivet

Archive, 21 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 7
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Specifications
Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: Archive, 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
Year of bottling: 1999
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Stunning: oak and hint of marzipan and cherries. The malt is sweet and multi-layered.
Palate: Initially light with sweet cereal notes and then the oak kicks in to add a drier dimension.
Finish: Toasty with hints of hickory and chocolate fudge. Quite long.
Comment: A substantial malt, which on the palate does not match the complexity of outstanding nose.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very fresh in both its heathery peatiness and its juicy, sweet, sherry. Appetising.
Palate: Sweet, flowery, honey-syrup, butter, toast and butter.
Finish: Cinnamon. Lightly spicy dryness. Well-done toast. Gently sustaining.
Comment: Slightly sweeter, fuller and more structured than an earlier (younger) version with no age statement.
6.8
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Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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