The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Among the many famous Scotch whisky distillers in the world, The Glenlivet is one the largest, oldest, and most loved. This is the brand that ignited the revered Speyside scotches, which are known for their elegance.
While The Glenlivet has a portfolio of brilliant single malt whiskies, their 18-Year-Old expression is an old favorite. It is a flagship of the distillery and one of the most awarded whiskies they produce. It is not the youngest nor the oldest but is perfectly situated in the middle.
The Glenlivet 18 is relatively easy to find as it is one of the brand's classic expressions that is produced year after year. Though it is not inexpensive, it is a smooth sipping scotch that can be appreciated by both whisky enthusiasts and drinkers new to the scotch scene.
Nose: a bouquet full of green apple notes, confectioners sugar, cinnamon graham crackers, and vanilla caramels. If you enjoy a fruity aroma in your dram, this is a great selection.
Palate: Wood notes commingle with cinnamon flavors, which give way to warm honeyed notes, apricot, vanilla custard, and burnt caramels.
Finish: medium-length Perfect for drinking as an aperitif before a meal or paired with fruit and cheese for dessert. Hazelnut and almond notes abound, before giving way to dried apricot, summer peach, and tea spice notes. A very pleasant finish indeed.