Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:
Benriach-Glenlivet 19 yo 1996/2015 (47.1%, Cadenhead, Small Batch) Our friends in Campbeltown keep using the suffix ‘–Glenlivet’. One day, they’ll issue an Ardbeg-Glenlivet ;-). And that won’t be a blended malt… Colour: pale gold. Nose: the style of the 1985. Kellogg’s best, custard, barley syrup, apple pie, honey… I cannot imagine anyone having something bad to say about this style. Mouth: ah, some citrus. And apples, grapes, light honey, green bananas (the small ones they have in Cuba), limoncello… All that on a slightly grassy base. A touch of white chocolate, perhaps. Finish: medium, rather light, with more light honey and apple juice. A delicate maltiness. The aftertaste is a little bitter. Comments: typical well-aged fruity and light Benriach ex-good American wood. There might not be a lot happening (it’s not the US elections, is it), but there isn’t anything to complain about. Does the job. SGP:651 - 85 points.