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Glenlivet 19 Year Old 1996 The Ultimate Cask #69142


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

5th Dec 2019


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This Glenlivet is of a whole other caliber. While also from a first fill sherry cask, this was a butt that yielded almost 700 bottles at drinking strength and matured for almost two decades. Rather pale, actually.

Not a lot of fruit on the nose, to be honest. It is sweet, sure, but rather on barley sugar, vanilla and caramel. After a few moments I get a sour note. Think wine vinegar and flowers that have been left unattended in the vase. Old paper, butter milk, goat cheese and something that reminds me of a horse’s stable. Not impressed.

Pretty weak on the palate as well, I have to say. Haribo candy, marzipan, pineapple cubes, vanilla and lots of allspice. Again, hardly any fruit and not much going on.

It turns towards bubblegum and peppers in the medium long finish. This is not getting any better.

Well, a totally different but not so good caliber indeed. I’ll stick to the 2007 sherry monsters.

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