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The Glenlivet Alpha Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

The Glenlivet Alpha

Brand
The Glenlivet
Expression
Alpha
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Glenlivet Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Sophie Donovan

81
Nose
Quite a soft and mellow nose, light caramel and honey, Fox's Galcier Mints. Beeswax, sweet and floral, with marmalade.
Palate
Fresh and floral at first, more caramel, light woody notes, fresh sawdust. Barley sugar sweets, biscuity with an oily mouthfeel.
Finish
Short and sweet, easy drinking.
Comment
Perfect for a summer's day, I hope we actually get one this year!

Rob Allanson

84
Nose
Mint caramel bars, melting marshmallow, Big Red chewing gum, black treacle, tinned peaches, crumble topping, honeycomb and chocolate, fresh pineapple juice.
Palate
Dense, creamy, almost olive oil. Mango and chilli sauce, honey and lemon and then that chilli spice kick returns.
Finish
Long, juicy with exotic fruit notes. Buttery right at the end.
Comment
Classic Speyide notes but there is a twist to them, a cask finish? A fun and intriguing concept. Blind tasting a blind tasting, surely some irony...
Whisky Magazine Issue 112

Whisky Magazine Issue 112
Tamdhu, Coopering, Toronto.

Published June 2013.

Editor's Word
Rob looks at the alchemy of creating tasting notes from the unknown

June 2013, Issue 112, page 3

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