GLENLIVET 45 ans 1973 30th Anniversary S.V 43,1%

Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 55233

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A harmonious combination of softness and energy, this sherry finish Glenlivet unmistakably evokes the smells, flavours and colours of autumn. Which is why, when discovering it for the first time, the taster's thoughts inevitably turn to water, finding itself surprisingly following the meanders of the river Spey as it heads to Ballindaloch. Overflowing with lyricism, this incredibly romantic version will undoubtedly tug on enthusiasts' heart strings, transcending the naturally elegant style so characteristic of the finest bottlings of this iconic and globally acclaimed single malt.

Profile: a succession of particularly inspired duos - from salted butter caramel and dark chocolate to cardamom and pink peppercorn, and beeswax and Havana cigar - the first nose is extremely complex. Allowed to breathe, it develops into citrus fruit and heady florals (gillyflower). Both lively and creamy, the attack is characterized by citrus fruit (orange) and toffee. The autumnal mid-palate wavers between vermilion red and dark brown. The enveloping start to the finish is delicately tannic (cocoa). Gradually, Turkish delight and rose petal bring out its Oriental character. A few notes of red fruit (strawberries and raspberries) appear in the finale. Single Cask no. #1 – Sherry Finish

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : coppery orange.
  • Nose : fine, dense. From salted butter caramel to dark chocolate, cardamom to pink peppercorn, rose petals to apricot jam, lavender honey to red kuri squash and even beeswax to the scents of a Havana cigar, the first nose reveals incredible complexity created by numerous duos that rival each other in intensity. Allowed to breathe, citrus fruit (clementine, orange), quince and new florals (iris, gillyflower) flood the air with their heady and sensitive aromas. Gradually, a sensation of deep balance emanates from the aromatic palette.
  • Palate : both lively and creamy. Lively because the attack is energized by the presence of feisty citrus fruit zest (lemon, orange). And creamy thanks to the notes of milky tea, toffee and dark chocolate. The mid-palate bounds across the forest floor, taking on stunning autumnal colours from a fiery red to a very dark brown and particularly nuanced shades of ochre. In perfect osmosis, the end of the palate adds dried fruit, (date, fig) placing it on a bed of freshly fallen leaves.
  • Overall : long, enveloping. Tenderly tannic (cocoa powder), the start of the finish is covered in a fine layer of soot. Notes from a cabinetmaker's workshop are also recalled. Coffee has joined the dark chocolate, whilst cardamom, coriander and Turkish delight add a touch of the Orient. On the retronasal olfaction, rose petals and red fruits (strawberry, raspberry) invite us to begin the tasting again. In unison, the empty glass reveals porcini mushroom and corinthian raisin.
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

A l'occasion de son 30e anniveraire, Signatory Vintage nous livre une sélection de ses 26 plus beaux fûts, choisis parmi des milliers. Les single malts de cette collection, en provenance des distilleries les plus prestigieuses d'Ecosse, sont chacun mis en carafe à parti d'un fût unique, à leur degré naturel, sans filtration ni coloration, afin d'en préserver tout le caractère. Chaque bouteille est numérotée à la main et signée, dans la plus pure tradition de Signatory Vintage.
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