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GLENLIVET 1981 Over 30 Years

Single Malt, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 16448

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : jaune citron.
  • Nose : subtil, original. Qui des fruits (pore, pêche, prune) ou des fleurs blanches (lilas, muguet, lys) domine les débats? Un trait d'union les unit pour créer une ambiance vineuse dotée d'une remarquable fraîcheur balsamique qui rappelle un Château Simone.
  • Palate : subtile, son attaque est également tranchante. La groseille à maquereau, les agrumes (citron, pamplemousse) sont adoucis par des poires et des quetsches. Sa délicatesse est en réalité prétexte à l'évasion. a rivière Spey apparaît sinueuse, sereine, large. Glenlivet appose son paraphe.
  • Overall : longue, tendre. Nous ramène près d'Aix en Provence, cette fois pour savourer des calissons. Simultanément, l'orge maltée le dispute au flan à la vanille et à la pêche de vigne. Avec l'intention de nous faire commencer une seconde dégustation, les fruits secs arrivent en force (amande, datte, raisin). L'épilogue végétal et musqué est écrit dans le verre vide.
The brand

The brand

Dubbed simply The Glenlivet, a name which at the time represented a region extremely well-loved for the quality of its whiskies, this distillery was first granted its licence in 1824. Seen as an act of bravery for some and an act of betrayal for others, this allowed it to get a step ahead of the other distilleries in operation. Today one of the most prominent distilleries in Scotland, its single malt is known throughout the world. Mainly matured in ex-bourbon casks, The Glenlivet has a fresh and spring-like character marked by citrus and floral notes. Bottlings aged entirely in sherry casks can only be found through independent bottlers such as Gordon & MacPhail.


Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.

The line

Baptised ‘Artist’, this new range makes no bones about proclaiming its identity. Cosmopolitan and contemporary, it draws its inspiration from the style that gave the Italian bottlings of the 60s and 70s their cult following. From the choice of whiskies (distillery, ageing process, age, strength, bottling procedure) to the design of the bottle and choice of label, every detail has been carefully considered. This range offers a fine presentation of both the whiskies and the artist whose works have been selected for the back labels.

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