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The Glenlivet Guardian's Chapter Tasting notes and reviews

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The Glenlivet Guardian's Chapter

Brand
The Glenlivet
Expression
Guardian's Chapter
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
48.70%
Produced at
Glenlivet Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.theglenlivet.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

88
Nose
Wonderfully fragrant and honeyed; a serious mature honey fest. Sweet-ish barley, hints of coffee, earth and light, granity notes.
Palate
Unctuous and mouth-coating honey and plenty of it too! Hints of citrus, earth and minerals emerge. It's not overly complex but it is stunningly deep.
Finish
Long and honeyed (surprise!) with alcohol freshening the finish but the honey hangs on in there.
Comment
You could argue that it's a bit simple but when it delivers simple like this, who needs complexity?

Sara Smith

85
Nose
Well-integrated nose, with notes of sweet raisin, cranberry, caramel, and a little red vermouth and chocolate.
Palate
It starts out smooth and creamy, before a burst of heat, followed by rich, indulgent notes of pancakes with maple syrup. Flavour is interrupted by very genuine, dark wood notes and rich fruit.
Finish
Straightforward, but warm, lovely balance. Sweetened wood and unsweetened popcorn.
Comment
This has strong, recognisable flavours (in particular the maple syrup and pancakes), but very well put together. Enjoyable.
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