What's in a name? The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve whiskey, rather than whisky.
The nose is rich and oaked. There are notes of chewy resinous wood with a well-balanced acidity. Fudge and Madeira with apple crumble with calvados. The palate is full and rich with winter spice; cinnamon and cloves, thick oak with developing aridity. The finish is long and dry with a peppery note.
You should be careful when you buy this. It does not come in French Oak at all but in a glass bottle. Did not like the colour of the leather on the box at all!
Wonderful flavour and smooth as silk. Highly recommend this malt.
loved the aroma
I too was greatly dissapointed when my 30 pound bottle of whisky did not arrive in a french oak barrel, I was going to make a tidy profit selling the barrel later.
Your site shouldn't even print such an absurd review. Did this idiot expect an oak cask in the box? This is 4-5 star whisky all day long. A Classic big oak complex speyside. BK from California.
Warm, smooth oak, apple and cinnamon. A real treat, and a bargain! Be aware - same idiot left a similar comment re The Macallan Fine Oak 10yo, we have a comedian in our midst.
I would recommend you leave the fools comment but censor the star rating. I almost didnt buy it because of 1 star review.
Then I thought to myself, is it possible not to like a 15 Glenlivet?
This is one for the special occasion. I have just been reunited with an old friend, what a treat to sit and sip a fine scotch and catch up on old times.
& of course had I not of had my old friend here with me to share in this rather special little number, my own company & a wee dram would also be rather satisfactory... HE! he!
Warm, smooth oak, Fruity. A real treat, But Beware - sampling can easily lead to half the bottle great dessert Whisky.
Highly recomended for those who do not need peat smoke
For years a bourbon drinker, recently appreciated single malt scotch (was put off by the belnded ones all this time). Excellent dram. It definately travells you to a world of relaxation after a long day.
He made my day when i read be ware does not come in oak barrel it came in glass bottle! Love this guy!
had this a few months back and found it to be a great whiskey, it is spicier then the 12 and 18 but a really good rich flavour, this is one i'll keep in my collection and serve to impress, though it does come in a glass bottle and not in a barrel it is very nice indeed
I really enjoyed this,spicy,tobbaco taste.Once you open the bottle,it will be hard to stop. I give it a ten!
Read all the reviews and decided to treat myself to a birthday present.
Went to my local store and found it at £17.34, yes £17.34!
Will be celebrating for 2 more birthdays! Keep yiur eyes peeled.
ottimo gusto morbido al palato non alcolico alla gola .
prezzo ancora buono. 34 euro in italia
altri whisky molto superiori a 5000 sterline non sono così gradevoli
One of the nicest malts I have ever tasted, so smooth, no ice or water required. Phenomenal....
This is a winner! Some have compared this to JWB (Johnnie Walker Black),and I made the sad same mistake. Glenivet 15 French Resvere is far better,smoother in taste. This is very smooth to the palete,a bit of smokiness.A Scotch for a muture man.Enjoy my friend!
Exquisite! (Even if it didn't come in an oak cask ;-D) Fools should stick to the cheap booze and leave the good stuff for those who can appreciate it.
I did love the smoothness of this one. Great for dessert.
PS. Thumbs down on the botteling, it did not come in an oak cask as stated :P (what the.. xD)
Can the guy who found this at £17.34 a bottle please tell me where, am on ma way wi the wheel barra noo. Having sampled this numerous times I also agree it's hard not to continue once you open the bottle. A wee gem, in a big industry.
Please expedite the French Oak Whiskey !! A lot of stress here in the states! I desperately need my old dependable friend!!
Great scotch but it did not come in French Oak as it sounds like it does from the description.
Tonight I as contemplating at my local store which aged spirit to partake in. I thought... "Single Malt or Single Barrel" I opted for for this one and at first took a deep breath and inhaled the sweetness of citrus, cinnamon and smoked oak. As I sipped the elixir, I could taste the notes of resins, nutmeg layered over a pure orange/tangerine coating my tongue with a smooth oil which was in reminiscent of almond oil. The finish lingered for a decent amount of time to hold me over between sips. I will point out that I found greater satisfaction by placing my whiskey stoned in boiling water, drying them and swirling them in the glass. A light fog coated the interior of the glass bringing forth a more intense nose and a complexity to the pallet greater than before. I recommend this to those who wish to have a decent experience at a decent price. I got it for $45 USD. It was going for $60 elsewhere, but even at $60 its worth every penny. I took half a star off because not only did it not come in a french oak barrel, but they didn't even seem to reserve one for me. The horror!
I recently purchased a bottle of The Glenlivet 12. It came with two dram bottles; the 15 year old, and the 18 year old. I found that i preferred the 15 to the 18. It has a smoother finish in my opinion and the sweet buttery flavors of the wood come through for just a really pleasant overall experience. This is relaxation in a bottle.
One step further - I love how you described your experience with the single malt. Very descriptive. Made me go out and buy me a bottle at £31.
I enjoy a nice glass of Glenlivet 15 every so often. It's a good change-up from my preferred drink. I'd recommend this malt to any scotch drinker.
Took me a second tasting several days later to fully understand this malt - it's delicious. The finish slightly reminds me of Lillet Blanc, I assume it's from the French oak. Very good scotch if you're looking for something without peat, though I am a fan of peat.
A great, citrusy and oaky experience, great to get non scotch drinkers into single malts, i have a hard time noticing any complexity when everythings this sweet, but its truly a highly citrusy, almost syrupy experience with just enough oak to remind you its a fine whisky and not a juice.