Oompfh this is heavy sherried stuff. Initially it does not have anything to do with Glenlivet anymore. It is just packed and loaded with sherry, sherry and more sherry, to top it off with a lot of alcohol. Now this doesn’t sound that positive maybe but don’t get me wrong, it is a hell of a drink!! Over time I started to appreciate this even better since the oxidation really restored the balance a bit with a little less sherry and a little more Speyside/Glenlivet. And I just do like to taste a little regional characteristics as well.
Initially very heavy sherried nose. Loads and loads of red fruits, cherries, orange, raisins and alcohol
With a serious oxidation on an almost empty bottle there is apples and pears comming through again. Just enough to mention it and give you more then just a big sherry bomb.
Very creamy and full bodied. Sweet and dry. But on the taste in desperate need of water, like in a whole lake of it.
Again after the longer oxidation on the almost empty bottle, I started to recognize a little more of the Glenlivet/Speyside profile again.
Does it ever end? I mean, seriously, one dram is enough until next morning. Don’t bother brushing your teeth to get rid of the taste.
Red fruits, warm sherried wood and a very smooth, soft mouthfeel.