The Glenlivet 15 Year French Oak Reserve

Single Malt

The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.7
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 1170 )

Their second youngest expression in their arsenal, The Glenlivet 15 is aged much like their 12 year. That is to say in used (very used) ex-bourbon barrels, but for those three extra years it ages in new French Limousin oak which are typically used in Cognac production.

  • age
    15 Year
  • abv
    40.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-Bourbon & French Limousin oak

Tasting Notes

"An aroma of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal first comes to mind upon bringing the whisky to your nose. As you taste, more sweets are unearthed such as butterscotch and vanilla cream. As it comes to a close, you are left with a drying and minty finish."

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