GLENLIVET 44 ans 1978 Sherry Cask Antipodes Gordon & Macphail


The Glenlivet was the first distillery in Scotland to obtain an official licence in 1824 and has been equipped with 14 pairs of stills ever since a second distillery was created in 2018. Like The Macallan, Glen Grant, Longmorn, Linkwood and Strathisla, its single malt is one of Gordon & MacPhail’s great classics. Particularly complex and concentrated, this outstanding version matured in a sherry cask develops at the pace of chocolatey, honeyed, spicy, medicinal and empyreumatic sequences which further highlight the delicately fruity and floral style that has shaped the renown of this Speyside grand cru.

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SKU: 62520 Categories: , , , , , , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 62520


Tasting Notes

Colour : Topaz with green hues.

Nose : Heady, concentrated. The extremely floral first nose (dried flowers, iris butter, tuberose, carnation) gradually develops chocolatey, fruity (orange, mango), spicy (cinnamon, ginger) and vegetal (pipe tobacco) registers. Allowed to breathe, various honeys (lavender, violet, heather, lime blossom) and royal jelly fill the aroma palette with their sweet fragrances. Increasingly medicinal (arnica, elastoplast, tiger balm), this version also reveals truly magnificent notes of saffron.

Palate : Clean, ethereal. Overflowing with vanilla freshness, the attack is very different from the nose. Notes of white florals (lily of the valley, lilac, lily) and fresh fruits (peach, Mirabelle plum, pear) beautifully embody the Glenlivet style. On the mid-palate, flavours of fresh fig, lime and liquorice refresh the taste buds. At the end of the palate, this fruity development is enriched by the presence of candied apricot, fresh walnut, melon and perfectly ripe mango notes.

Finish : Long, serene. The vanilla start of the finish (flan, milk tart) is sprinkled with lots of aromatic plants (camomile, verbena, rosemary, sage). Then, seizing the palate, grains of malted barley bring lots of smoothness to the end of the finish. The finely woody retro-nasal olfaction (oak, gentian root) reveals delicious notes of leather and walnut stain. The empty glass is flooded with liquorice, rooty, praline and malty fragrances.

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Weight 6.800 kg


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