Insider knowledge: Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 (Cask 9640) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 (Cask 9640) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Almond oil and salty butter. Quite maritime in fact. Notes of Nutella, truffle oil and malt.
Palate: Medium-bodied with notes of eucalyptus, camomile, apple and pine resin. A good dollop of barley too.
Finish: Vanilla fudge and smoked almonds.