Glenlivet 18

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Originally reviewed on reddit: 16/10/15

Not much to say in the way of an introduction here, it’s a Glenlivet, it’s 18 years old.

Aged 18 years. 43%ABV.

Nose: Stewed fruit. Fresh raisin bread. Marzipan. Flan. Varnished wood. Cashews. Hints of maple syrup.

Palate: Sticky wood. Maple syrup. Cinnamon. Fudge (the British type). A very woody vanilla note.

Finish: Short-medium. Dry wood. Cinnamon. Stewed peaches. Spiced apples.

Would I buy this: No

Would I order this in a bar: No

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

VFM: 3/5

Not overly complex, but all the hallmarks of a well made, well aged whisky are there. Nothing fancy, but an enjoyable. I think that this suffers a little from chill filtration, if it had more body to really carry all the lovely spicy and woody notes through and was still priced at it’s price point, it’d be a killer malt.

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