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Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Finish

Fruit Salad

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mReview by @masterj

6th Mar 2012

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Nose: Sweet, hints of pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, green apples, pears, a little pine, pine nuts, fresh oak.

Palate: Light to medium bodied, fruity, oily, eucalyptus notes, spice and pepper notes, some grapefruit, lime, lemon zest, red berries. A bittersweet palate overall.

Finish: Inconsistent finish from dram to dram, sometimes it's good with pepper notes, vanilla, oak, lime, and, grapefruit. At other times there is no finish.

In my opinion this single malt is too watered down. It seems to me that a lot of what this dram could offer has been drowned out from the distillery. The beautiful nose offers such promise, the palate is however, to light. The inconsistent finish further diminishes this drams impression on you. This would be a stunner if this had a higher ABV like Glenlivet's 16 y.o. but, as is, it's a moderate dram that offers a decent presentation and not much more.

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1 comments

boardsy commented

I have a bottle of this at the back of the cupbaord and coincidently dug it out last night. I'd forgotton just how fruity the nose is. If the whisky delivered as much on the palate it would be a cracker.

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