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Glenlivet 15 years old The French Oak Reserve

Glenlivet 15 years old The French Oak Reserve


Next Speysider.

Testing / Tasting
(84 points)


Long in my opinion the Glenlivet is a counterweight to the Glenfiddich, I have already mentioned that on the occasion of the description of the Glenlivet 18 years old, which I enjoyed.
It should not be a surprise as both distilleries are very well known. I also had the opportunity to compare Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve to leaving, at least from some markets, Glenlivet 12 years old. Today, it is a time for a 15 years old version, 40% ABV.


Glenlivet 15 years old The French Oak Reserve


Glenlivet 15 years old The French Oak Reserve

Thus, let’s get to work ;).

N: beginning evidently fruity: apples, pears, fruit compote, then there is a lot of sweetness with honey, caramel and vanilla, butter cookies, biscuits, again apples, this time baked, also a cake with apples and plums, then even wood elements, fresh wood scraps, freshly cut, wet, wood, the smell is very pleasant – all that I’ve sniffed yet in a bottle; in a glass it is more fresh with a lot of young apples, even a drop of lemon, a little less volatile, and not so intense;

T: at first slightly warming, then emerges sweetness with caramel, honey and vanilla, I still have apples, including green and pears, with a constant accompaniment of gentle sparks on the tongue, also a touch of wood, ginger and bitterness, from time to time you can recognize a touch of plum, tobacco, maybe also something slightly smoky? with a dark chocolate;

F: medium long, fairly sweet with honey and caramel and a trace of bitterness.

Score: 84.

Single malt interestingly balanced, very speysidish, the taste a little should catch up the smell. And again, the 40% ABV…


Glenlivet 15 years old The French Oak Reserve


Glenlivet 15 years old The French Oak Reserve

Comments (2)

  1. Konrad

    12 October 2016 / 10:26

    Witam, whisky na prawdę fajnie zbalansowana jak wspomniałeś na końcu wpisu, jeśli natomiast lubisz więcej ABV (tak jak ja) to polecam The Glenlivet Nadurra, starsze wersji były 16 letnie. Obecnie mamy NAS jednak powinny nadal dawać dużo radości z picia 🙂 Ja piłem/posiadam The Glenlivet Nadurra 16 YO 55,5% ABV Batch 0712U i jest to po prostu kosa.
    Pozdrawiam 😉

    • LukLovesWhisky

      12 October 2016 / 11:11

      W pełni zgoda, jakiś czas temu próbowałem Nadurrę, jeszcze w wersji 16 yo. Muszę sprawdzić jak teraz radzi sobie w jako NAS. Pozdrowienia!


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