The Glenlivet 25 Year
The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland
The Glenlivet XXV, or 25 year as you would actually say it, is aged primarily in American white oak for 23 years. It then is finished in first fill Oloroso sherry casks for the final two years of maturation. It is bottled at 86 proof and has an attractive package for gift giving.
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-Oloroso Sherry
"The nose is quite aromatic with candied orange, vanilla, and wood spices. Sweetness takes over the palate with caramel, more vanilla, and sweet malt cereal. The sherry influence comes through on the finish with dried fruit and almonds."