Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 241 bottles from cask no 13743
Described by Robert Louis Stevenson as 'the King O'Malts', The Glenlivet has enjoyed a high reputation since the 1820s. This stylish example is drawn from a hogshead and has a pale amber colour. The nose is rich and fruity – fruit salad and fruit salad chews; oranges, peaches, apricots, applies and sun-dried tomatoes were all identified, along with almond paste, gorse flowers and coconut milk. The latter increased when water was added and was joined by fresh plumbs and pain au chocolat (with a slightly burnt base). The mouth-feel is voluptuous and mouthfilling; the primary taste sweet then dry, and the overall flavour; Ferrero Rocher chocolates. A long, comforting finish and overall a sophisticated and classy malt. Drink when you’ve time to appreciate it.