The Glenlivets Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, has a wealth of quality casks to choose from when creating this complex expression, each of which has rested a minimum of 18 years in oak.
The mix of casks—American and European oak, first and second fill—all play their parts to create this whisky, our single most awarded expression, and its unique character. The European oak adds spicy notes and complexity and the first-fill American oak casks add the tropical fruitiness that makes it unmistakably The Glenlivet in style. Its golden hue bears testimony to its 18 years very well spent maturing.
An old gold apricot colored whisky with a nose redolent in rich fruit aromas with notes of toffee. On the palate, this balanced whisky bursts with sweet orange notes leading into a long finish with raisin and spice notes. Enjoy with filet mignon and foie gras. (from The Glenlivet)