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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
The views expressed here are entirely my own, unless otherwise stated.

Thursday, 13 December 2012


Just realised this is my first Glenlivet for this blog... but far from my first Glenlivet ever.
Actually Glenlivet was one of my first malts too, besides my starter malt, Glenmorangie 10.

Glenlivet prides itself at being the malt that pretty much started it all, with George Smith taking out a legitimate distilling license back in 1824... Much water has passed under the famous packhorse bridge downhill from the distillery since then and today, the Glenlivet is owned by drinks giant Pernod Ricard.

The bottling reviewed below was bottled 7 years ago by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and is a shining example of how good Glenlivet can be even though the brand is mostly connected with standard bottlings. The Glenlivet is one of the best selling single malts in the US today.

Glenlivet 2.64 29yo 'Young at Heart' (xx.12.1975/xx.10.2005) 56%, refill sherry hogshead, 186 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is light amber

Clean sherry, apples and pears, cinnamon, burnt sugar, mint and brandy filled chocolates, spices and a little earthiness.

Light, ultra clean malt, delicate sherry, some anise and apple pie, gentle oak creates an incredible balance in this one that goes on forever, ending on creamy malt, chocolates and oranges.

Hugely complex and loads of other stuff in there and a dram you can spend hours on, I think... Sadly 1 dram is all I got in this short session, but I was certainly left with a wow-feeling!


1 comment:

  1. Had a bottle of that one a few years back. Very good in my opinion. Rated it for 90 points at the time...