The Glenlivet 13 Year Old, Sherry cask matured, Cask Strength
The Glenlivet 13 Year Old Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky matured in Oloroso Sherry Casks and bottled at 40% ABV
Very rare to see 100% Oloroso cask matured whisky, and from the taste it seems to be all European oak! A unique age statement which lets the whisky be woody but isn't over oaked. Was released for the Taiwan market - but lot's of appeal for it in the West!! Sherry drinkers this way.........
Nose: Christmas cake with marzipan on top, lots of raisins, lots of orange peel and citrus notes. Cinnamon spice and delicate oak notes. With time chocolate notes come out and subtle hints of tobacco.
Palate: Explosion of flavour. Sticky raisins and sultanas, the oranges are still there but with added spice. The tip of the tongue is sticky caramel, the sides are gingers and dark chocolate, the base is the european oak notes.
Finish: Long and lingering, back on the tobacco notes and the oak.