The Glenlivet

Master Distiller's Reserve Small Batch

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 130
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Specifications
Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: Master Distiller's Reserve Small Batch
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Icing sugar, caramel and milk chocolate. A sprinkling of white pepper and ginger, fresh pineapple and a hint of cloves.
Palate: Smooth and silky, with milk chocolate orange, fondant creams and soft spices.
Finish: Gentle fruit spices, hazelnuts and a suggestion of dark orange.
Comment: Another interesting and more complex departure from the ‘standard’ Master Distiller’s Reserve, but not sure it’s worth twice the price of the Solera Vatted expression.
7.8
Taster   Joe Bates
Nose: Honeycomb and sultanas.
Palate: Creamy, sweet and very smooth.
Finish: Medium length, with a subtle hint of oak.
Comment: A very easy to drink whisky.
7.6
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