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Glenlivet Alpha

Tropical fiesta

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@galgReview by @galg

29th May 2013


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Nose: I Can’t say it’s got Lilt (since i have nothing to compare it to) but I’d say it’s very interesting and quite tropical. Coconut , pineapple. Papaya. Sweet vanilla custard. Gentle perfumed oak. White pepper. Very fragrant, and quite nice. I would not have guessed it being so fruity (don’t know why not, actually, but somehow i thought it would be more woody and with less exotics) – a rather nice surprise.

Palate: Continuing the tropical party. Big coconut, vanilla and creamy feeling all over. Lovely mouth feel. Sweet and delicious. Sweet dough. Grapefruit and lovely citrus too on another layer.

Finish : spice. Oak and lush tropical fruit: pineapple. Grapefruit too.

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thelin79 commented

Will try and get a hold of a bottle of this one... Only 24 available in the entire country it seems so it might be hard :)

9 years ago 0

sengjc commented

Isn't 'first fill scotch barrels" another way of saying "refill barrels"? The definition-difference eludes me.

Perhaps it is like the Astar where they use virgin oak barrels.

9 years ago 0

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