A while back, a distillery rep told me that Glenlivet would be changing the bottle of the French Oak Reserve from green to clear. This was to mark the 15 as being in their premium category, along with the 18 and up, rather than their basic offering with the 12-year.
Not long after that, the product went on sale. They had been running in the $40-$45 range, and several places had them on sale for $36, so I bought a couple.
Now, the French Oak Reserve is back in stores, but it's selling at just over $60! Now, I liked it, and while <$40 is a good deal, sixty bucks is way too much. Not long ago, I tried some of it, and it tasted very different. Unfortunately, it was late in a night of tasting, so I can't say for sure what it tasted like, but I'm certain it has changed a lot. It seemed sweeter and less creamy. I don't want to spring the sixty bucks to test it out. Can anyone tell me more about the change to this product?