All about making whisky
GLENLIVET 21 ans
Rum, Venezuela, 70cl, Ref: 14667
- Appearance : or à reflets vieil or.
- Nose : fin , complexe. Marqué par les agrumes (mandarine), les fruits confits (abricot), il évolue sur des notes de cire et de chêne et se prolonge sur le foin coupé et les fleurs blanches (lilas, muguet).
- Palate : élégante, précise. Son attaque révèle les fruits frais (prune, pomme) et les fruits exotiques (goyave, mangue). Elle se développe sur les épices douces (cumin, cardamome).
- Overall : longue, elle se montre capiteuse avec ses notes de cuir, de bâton de réglisse et de violette. Elle évolue sur l’orge maltée et la confiture d’orange.
- 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.
This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.