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The Glenlivet 30 Years Old American Oak Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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The Glenlivet 30 Years Old American Oak Finish

Brand
The Glenlivet
Expression
30 Years Old American Oak Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
30 years old
Abv
48.00%
Produced at
Glenlivet Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.theglenlivet.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Peach cobbler, being cooked. Warm aroma. Fruity and sweet, with a suggestion of burnt pastry.
Palate
Like biting into a good praline, the biggest, roundest one in the box. Black chocolate on the outside, fudge, syrupy alcohol and raisins inside.
Finish
Crunchy. Belgian wafers.
Comment
Who would have thought that finishing in American oak could add so much? The Glenlivet character is showcased not overwhelmed.

Dave Broom

Nose
Rich, sweet oak tones: gingerbread and raisins, orange honey, coconut, polished oak table. Water brings out butterscotch, spice, menthol, apples.
Palate
Upfront, ripe and sweet: gingery, toffee, very sweet oak, custard cream, apricot.
Finish
Sweet.
Comment
Good, if you like this in-yer-face style but why do you need to ‘finish' a 30 Years Old malt? To give a lift to a malt that lacked complexity?
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