The Glenlivet 21 Year Archive
The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland
The 21 year is also called "The Archive" as there is whisky aged 40 years and older in the bottle. The whisky is aged in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks and, although the packaging doesn't affect the taste, it comes in a very attractive box for a gift or the collector.
Single MaltDistilled 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 Typeex-bourbon & ex-sherry
"The sherry wood influence is clear as day on the nose with fruitcake and maple syrup front and center. There is also a touch of sandalwood incense to be had. The taste has raisins and nuts as you might expect from the barrel aging as well. The whisky is sweet for most of the ride but finishes with wood dust and spice."