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Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Finish

Pleasantly Delicious

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

21st May 2013

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    91

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This has been one of my favorite malts for a long time. Not because it's the best malt out there but because it was one of the first I tried early on in my career as a malt enthusiast. And I'm glad it was this one for who knows what would have become of me had I tried something vile.

The uncomplicated Speyside nose is bursting at the seams with an orangey citrus burst on a bed of smooth melon rind. The honey and delicate flowers accompany this fruitiness and make for quite a nice bouquet of aromas.

The beautifully textured spirit is a touch spicy but that quickly gives way to a lovely warm fruit basket mixed with marshmallows. Something oddly comforting about this delivery.

The long and oily finish with a touch of oak keeps taking me back to why I began this glorious journey in the first place.

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teebone673 commented

Thanks for the review. This is one of my favorites and a very underrated whisky. I'd love to see this at 43% ABV.

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