Glenlivet 21 Years Old Archive Batch 0918Q 43% NV
€ 170,97 (in Vat)
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Number||Batch 0918Q|
|Condition||In Original Wooden Case|
Serge Valentin (87)
Colour: pale amber.
Nose: typical Glenlivet, mildly sherried and rather nutty and toasted, with hints of wood smoke. Chocolate cake, Seville oranges and just a little tar. Moderately expressive but very nicely balanced. Gets rather grassier and nuttier after a few minutes with also hints of green bananas and maybe a faint flintiness. Very nice, slightly shy whisky.
Mouth: more character than on the nose, with a rather nervous attack on malt and coffee, with oranges and cinnamon in the background. Goes on more or less on the same notes. Roasted nuts.
Finish: medium long but perfectly balanced, roasted, with quite some bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. A little green tea as well.
Comments: probably no racehorse but it’s superbly composed and won’t disappoint anybody. One of the best ‘easy/commercial’ malts in my opinion.