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The Glenlivet 15 Years Old French Oak Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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The Glenlivet 15 Years Old French Oak Reserve

Brand
The Glenlivet
Expression
15 Years Old French Oak Reserve
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Glenlivet Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.theglenlivet.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

Nose
Cheery, full summer fruit basket. ripe apricot, juicy peaches. Honeyed custard. Butterscotch. On the sweet side.
Palate
Soft and tender. Stewed fruit. Vanilla syrup. Spices gently emerge. Flavours lose their charm with water.
Finish
Soft and mellow with a nutty tinge.
Comment
A very pleasant summery dram. Quite fragile though. Water tends to wipe out flavours.

Dave Broom

Nose
Rich and heavily spiced. Aromatic, exotic, some varnish, mint, Puy lentil, sweet polished oak. Good intensity.
Palate
More interesting to start: apple purée, flowers then the oak grips. Sappy.
Finish
Spiced, slightly tannic.
Comment
This is more about oak than the whisky. Seems forced: trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
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