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The Glenlivet 18 years old

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43% ABV […]

The Glenlivet is one of the biggest brands in the world of single malts. I always used to associate it as a counterweight to the Glenfiddich. I think there is nothing surprising, since Glenlivet has the highest sale among single malts in the United States. This is a Speyside distillery, it lies in the village of Drumin. It was founded by George Smith in 1824 and was the first in the region to receive a license to produce whisky. Currently distillery belongs to Pernod Ricard (including e.g. Scapa, Chivas, Strathisla, Longmorn, Wyborowa vodka). The Glenlivet 18 years old was bottled at 43% ABV. Probably not without coloring and chill filtering. [caption id=attachment_4525 align=alignnone width=801] The Glenlivet 18 years old[/caption] [caption id=attachment_4526 align=alignnone width=801] The Glenlivet 18 years old[/caption] N: sweet and nicely peppery at the same time, traces of herbs, vanilla with honey come back in a moment again (its that first sweetness), then there is a lot of oranges mixed with caramel and toffee, peach, traces of raisins and plums, all of these accents follow each other and mix; T: here it is also sweet and fruity, caramel, toffee, banana and peach, with some time there is more gentian, I also have traces of ginger, quite a lot of oranges and honey, then apple, pear, with time traces of dark chocolate and cocoa emerge, I think I find here a drop of lemon too; F: medium length with peach, delicate bitterness and cocoa, over time it gets longer. Score: 86. The Glenlivet 18 years old is a typical Speyside representative, nicely balanced and enjoyable. The smell corresponds to the taste, there are no surprises. In this case, you can feel the 18 years that reveal in a good depth and multilayers. [caption id=attachment_4527 align=alignnone width=801] The Glenlivet 18 years old[/caption] This bottle Ive had for a long time and for a long time I haventt look into it. By opening it to the tasting I was...

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(86 points)


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    Knockando 15 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Richly Matured?

    Knockando Distillery is located in the village of the same name, near the river Spey. Founded in 1898, moreover, the first equipped with electricity. Currently it belongs to Diageo. On-site two spirit stills and two wash stills work. [caption id=attachment_4511 align=alignnone width=801] Knockando 15 years old[/caption] Knockando 15 years old, was bottled with 43% ABV and distilled in 1995. According to the producer it was aged in sherry and refill Bourbon casks. The distillery...

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  • Glenfarclas The Private Reserve 2003

    Glenfarclas The Private Reserve 2003/2011

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    8 years old

    I have a bottle of Glenfarclas The Private Reserve 2003 from February and Ive tasted it several times already to make sure what do I feel. Single malt was distilled in 2003 and bottled in November 2011, with 46% ABV, unchillfiltered. The color may be a natural, but I dont have such an information. To create this batch they used casks No: 9, 10, 11, 1875 and 1876. It doesnt say a lot, though the data is given on the bottle. I dont know what kind of casks we are dealing with, but after...

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  • Karuizawa 1964

    Karuizawa 1964, 48 years old

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    Testing / Tasting
    (96 points)

    For Wealth Solutions, Poland

    Karuizawa is one of my favorite distillery. It has appeared on the blog many times before. I also mentioned about Karuizawa 1964 for Wealth Solutions, eg. at this link. I posted there a video about the launch of this single malt, I recommend it as an introduction to this post. [caption id=attachment_4462 align=alignnone width=801] Karuizawa 1964[/caption] Karuizawa 1964 was distilled on 1st August 1964 and bottled on 24th December 2012 roku, with 57,7% ABV. Whisky matured 48 years...

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  • Royal Brackla 19 years old

    Royal Brackla 19 years old, 41% ABV

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    Testing / Tasting
    (83 points)

    Rarely seen single malt from Highlands

    Royal Brackla distillery is located in Nairn in the Scottish Highlands, approx. 25 km from Inverness. It belongs to John Dewar & Sons, which in turn is owned by Bacardi. It was built in 1812, and in 1833 King William IV authorized to use the adjective Royal, to distinguish whisky supplier to the royal court. [caption id=attachment_4444 align=alignnone width=801] Royal Brackla 19 years old[/caption] When I bought BenRiach 1988 Limited Release Generations Singapore Exclusive, by the...

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  • Auchentoshan 10 years old The Royal Burgh of Lanark

    Auchentoshan 10 years old

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    Testing / Tasting
    (82 points)

    The Royal Burgh of Lanark

    Previously I had here the regular version of Auchentoshan, it was 12 years old, now something more unusual. Auchentoshan 10 years old The Royal Burgh of Lanark, 40% ABV, bottled in 90, in a ceramic bottle. Today it is difficult to obtain, I came across it by chance in the Dom Whisky. [caption id=attachment_4427 align=alignnone width=801] Auchentoshan 10 years old The Royal Burgh of Lanark[/caption] N: fresh, very gentle, a little touch of vegetables, fruits: oranges, grapefruits,...

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  • Auchentoshan 12 years old

    Auchentoshan 12 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (81 points)

    Lowlands representative

    On the time of this post Ill move to the Lowlands, where in Clydebank NW of Glasgow is Auchentoshan distillery. It was founded in 1817 and received a license to distillation in 1823. [caption id=attachment_4407 align=alignnone width=801] Auchentoshan 12 years old[/caption] Auchentoshan with Glenkinchie are the only working distilleries in Lowlands region. Recently, production was still going on in Bladnoch, but the distillery is placed into bankruptcy now. What is the fate of...

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  • Grant's 12 years old

    Grant’s 12 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    Blended whisky

    Grants is a blended whisky. The brand belongs to William Grant & Sons. Immediately attracts the eye with characteristic triangular bottle, as in Glenfiddich. Today I have in my glass 12 year old version and Im curious about the tasting impressions. [caption id=attachment_4384 align=alignnone width=801] Grants 12 years old[/caption] N: pretty fruity, plums, oranges, apples, lots of mineral notes and a little grain, but not unpleasant, then vanilla, raisins and traces of nuts,...

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  • Balvenie 12 years old Double Wood

    The Balvenie 12 years old Double Wood

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Typical Speysider

    Some time ago, while in Malaysia on the island of Langkawi I bought a bottle of The Balvenie 12 years old Double Wood. I remember that it cost very little, ca. 100 PLN (25 Euro). It would be a sorrow to pass by without buying it. [caption id=attachment_4363 align=alignnone width=801] Balvenie 12 years old Double Wood[/caption] The Balvenie is located in the heart of Speyside, which is in Dufftown, in the immediate vicinity of Glenfiddich. It belongs to the same family corporation...

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