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The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve

(70cl, 40%)

The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve

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The Glenlivet 15 Bottling Note

This 15 year old expression from The Glenlivet, was matured in French Limousin Oak casks. Limousin Oak is a popular choice for maturation of Cognac.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve Reviews

Solid 15Y For the Price

Smooth as Glenlivet is with oak heavy finish but (like the Double Oak 12Y) not big in depth. Certainly not a memorable dram. Extremely approachable and drinkable though.

17th April 2021

Top shelf

Best I've ever had!

20th March 2021

Solid 15 yr, great value

This is one of the malts I keep going back to, really enjoy the influence of the French oak casks.

Color is a deep gold, amber. Nose is fruity, I get raisins and ripening apples, oak is rich. On the palate I can taste dried fruits, cinnamon, but not overpowering. Finish is where I think this one shines (I thinks so anyway). Nice long dry finish, peppery, honey sweetness comes through, a bit more oak, at times some caramel. Leaves a long lasting satisfying flavor despite have a medium body feel.

Only wish that ABV was a bit higher.

26th February 2021

Mmmmm, French oak....

My favourite Speyside sofar. Pure oak, no sherry, port or other winey nonsense.
Let it sit in the glass for 15 minutes, but take a smell every now and then, and notice how it wakes up.
From the classic Speyside fruity (sherry) smell, it evolves to a lively explosion of wood, vanilla, toffee, tobacco, banana and so on.

25th February 2021

Interesting

Reminds me of Cognac
Obviously the influence of the French oak casks

29th January 2021

Probably the only scotch you really need

Reading the reviews it sounded like I wrote the one on the 31st August 2020?? Well if not, absolutely an everyday go to cleanser that beats the 18 year per £. Only other 5 stars I can give is the Glendranoch 18.

26th January 2021

Divine

Poured and left in the glass for 15 minutes, this stuff is absolutely lovely, nothing to dislike

28th December 2020

Very good whisky!

The French oak is very nice. I miss the smokiness of Islay whisky however. Its a great everyday whisky!

22nd December 2020

Excellent balance and taste. Spiciness lingers indicating a full body.

The Glenlivet 15 year is my favorite single malt, bar-none. I drank the Glenlivet 21 year archive for a while, several years ago but the 15 year beats it in taste and smoothness. A real first class scotch whisky.
Keep it coming!

17th October 2020

No. 1

My absolute favorite! An absolutely NEAT drink. Flavor is unique and delicious! Thank you Glenlivet!

9th September 2020

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