Glenlivet Comes Through For Me!
Whisky: Glenlivet 18 Year Old
Glenlivet 18 Year old
Last night I decided after a very long day of watching movies, playing video games, prepping for my wife's and I upcoming holiday to Scotland and talking whisky to crack open a sample bottle of whisky that had been sent to me.
Glenlivet 18 year old sent to me by my whisky friend, Systemdown of Queensland.
Up to him introducing me to a sample of Nadurra, all of my experiences with Glenlivet had been fairly unexceptional.
I personally found the 12 year old boring and the Nadurra that I purchased was unbalanced and overly floral and sweet.
However Systemdown assured me that Nadurra was a good little whisky and he proved me correct with his sample of Nadurra and so when I saw the 18 year old Glenlivet I was a little intrigued.
So when dinner arrived, meat lovers pizza, I decided to give it a crack.
Man am I glad that I did!
It has a lovely little nose of fruit, apples and pears, cinnamon, toffee, honey, vanilla, oak, little floral and a very slight cocoa aroma that appears and disappears.
A little sweet and complex nose that really does invite me to take a sip.
Mmmmm very nice.
Apples, pears, hint of oak, honey, again a little floral, vanilla, caramel. But it's balanced very nicely.
Just a little too sweet for my own personal preferences, but still very nice.
A long soft lingering finish ends this whisky with toffee and apples that linger on the back of the palate.
Delicious and yes this is what I hope for when I think Glenlivet!
Even better is this whisky is fairly priced, running at around $115 to $120 AUS, which I think is pretty good bang for buck on this single malt.
Looking for a nice sipping whisky to while away the evening, but prefer nothing smokey or peaty?
I'd give this whisky a try!