GLENLIVET 2007 COLLECTIVE 48%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 53832
A vatting of five casks, this bottling pays tribute to the first distillery to obtain an official licence in 1824, whose single malt is highly renowned throughout the world. On an aromatic front, the way it expresses the best of the sherry cask maturation, and on a flavour front, the tact with which it momentarily hands over to malted barley before leaving to conquer particularly fertile Andalusian lands with even more lyricism are moments of pure pleasure.
Profile: the rich initial nose sees sherry leave its fruity (apricot) and honeyed (lime blossom) signature on the aromatic palette. Well-balanced, it develops into salted butter caramel and plants (verbena). Bursting with fruit (orange, peach, date), the attack is particularly subtle. The mid-palate is then honeyed (lavender) and juicy (Mirabelle plum). The end of palate is spicy (cinnamon, ginger), vanilla and floral (lily, iris).
Small Batch – Sherry Cask
Limited edition of 1 676 bottles
Exclusive to LMDW
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- Appearance : topaz with light coppery glints.
- Nose : rich, concentrated. On the initial nose, sherry leaves its fruity (almond, walnut, apricot) and honeyed (lime blossom, heather) mark on the aromatic palette. Extremely well-balanced, it develops into fine notes of salted butter caramel and aromatic plants (verbena, sage). In the distance, we see beeswax and very soft spices (cinnamon, ginger). Magnificently serene and refined.
- Palate : full-bodied, distinguished. Bursting with fruit (orange, nectarine, date, fig), the attack is also extremely subtle. The mid-palate is honeyed (acacia, lavender) and juicy (apple, Mirabelle plum, pear). At this point, malted barley makes a shy but noticeable appearance. Its refreshing bitterness allows spices to take up their winter quarters (clove, nutmeg).
- Overall : long, balanced. Precious wood, bourbon vanilla, beeswax and heady florals (lily, iris) transcend the gustatory palette to rise ever higher. Sublime jams (greengage plum, plum liqueur) and dried fruit (prune, chestnut) bring lots of breadth and consistency. The retro-nasal olfaction spreads jams onto still warm toast. The empty glass highlights the nobility of the spices (saffron, cumin).
- 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.
Artist, Lands of Scotland, Malt Pedigree, Tartan, The Ten, Very Cloudy... all of these whisky ranges – composed of single malts and single grains – have one thing in common: they were all created by the team at La Maison du Whisky. They are the fruits of many decades of close collaboration with some of the most prestigious bottlers in Scotland. For some years the French importer and exclusive distributor of the classic ranges of well-known spirits producers, La Maison du Whisky was soon granted the very rare privilege of being able to complement these ranges with their own, bringing together two sets of expertise, two reputations and two complementary histories under one, single label.
The lineSince the dawn of time, artist collectives have been a place of exchange, inspiration and creativity. In the same way, each of the single malts found in our Artist Collective range draws the richness of their olfactory and gustatory palettes from the marriage of various casks. Devoted to diversity, every region and every style of Scottish single malt, peated and unpeated, are represented. Within this range we also find 43%, 48%, 57.1% (100 proof) and cask-strength bottlings. To illustrate the labels of the six bottlings in our first collection, La Maison du Whisky has called on contemporary artists from very different backgrounds. Each of them brings their own very personal touch that echoes the richness of the single malts selected!
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