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June 6, 2022


Little Trios, right now Glenlivet

As you’ll think about, there’s loads of Glenlivet at Château WF, as it’s a main identify. So let’s choose a trio fastidiously. Proper, randomly, like a savage…

(Journal advert, 1974. We had thought it will be ‘barley’, or ‘nonetheless’, or ‘yeast’, or ‘time’, and even ‘oak’…)


Glenlivet 14 yo (54.7%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults Exclusive, #2.123, 'Fragrant, fruity and frolicsome', 187 bottles, 2021)

Glenlivet 14 yo (54.7%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults Unique, #2.123, ‘Aromatic, fruity and frolicsome’, 187 bottles, 2021) Four stars
Just a little chook instructed me that they are now utilizing a Fugaku supercomputer to seek out their names. Color: straw. Nostril: new-sawn plywood and sauna oils, then earl gray and not-too-ripe bananas, plus a bag of all-colour jelly infants. With water: merely an ideal candy maltiness. Mouth (neat): beautifully fruity arrival, we’re on the truthful, we’re having marshmallows, candyfloss, toffee apple and boiled sweets whereas sipping an excellent glass of candy cider. Very oily mouthfeel. With water: excellently malty and bready. End: medium, all on candy barley, with extra citrus within the aftertaste. Feedback: this wee ‘livet was perhaps not completely advanced, nevertheless it was completely pure and proper up my alley. We must always have purchased bottle; this can age nicely in an excellent cellar.
SGP:651 – 87 factors.

Maybe an official non-public bottling…

Glenlivet 16 yo 2004/2020 (54.7%, OB for Or Sileis Taiwan, First fill sherry butt, cask #16611, 570 bottles)

Glenlivet 16 yo 2004/2020 (54.7%, OB for Or Sileis Taiwan, First fill sherry butt, cask #16611, 570 bottles) Four stars
I feel we’ll by no means help Taiwan sufficient. Color: darkish purple amber. Nostril: I am undecided we have ever been this near previous Pu-her tea, I am even discovering whiffs of backyard bonfire (grass, branches and leaves), varied smokes (together with marijuana certainly), previous walnut wine, cognac, roasted pecans… With water: nice trio, varnish, balsamic vinegar and calvados/applejack. Plus walnut wine, we have been about so as to add ‘after all’. Mouth (neat): large and maybe a tad unbalanced, with moderately a variety of rubber and a little bit cleaning soap. Most likely nothing that a couple of drops of correct water (not too delicate and never too onerous) will not repair instantly… With water: and voilà, roasted nuts aplenty, pecan pie, liquorice, meaty bouillons, gravy, burger, soy sauce, Bovril/VIandox… These types of issues, plus darkish tobacco and a variety of uncooked, like 90% cocoa chocolate. A wee whisky that’ll all the time wish to have the final say. End: very lengthy, moderately on armagnac, plus chocolate, plus espresso, plus soy sauce, plus balsamic vinegar, plus walnut wine. Just a little tiring, maybe? I am joking. Feedback: nice however a little bit monstrous and undisciplined. Come on!

SGP:362 – 87 factors.

Glenlivet 25 yo 1995/2020 (55.3%, OB for Jack Tar, China, 2nd fill American oak barrel, cask #9480, 150 bottles)

Glenlivet 25 yo 1995/2020 (55.3%, OB for Jack Tar, Chosen by LMDW fo China, 2nd fill American oak barrel, cask #9480, 150 bottles) Four stars and a half
Color: gentle gold. Nostril: barley, vanilla, hay, overripe apples and danishes, that is ultra-classic. I am lifeless certain a couple of drops of water will unlock a couple of extra aromas. With water: certainly, tiny herbs, chamomile and lemongrass, honeysuckle, acacia flowers, some fudge, nougat… Mouth (neat): recent, on litres of cider and certainly some grapefruit liqueur. Great rounded, virtually fats tartness, should you see what I imply. Lemon tarte with whipped cream and liquid caramel, one other sin. And lemon-flavoured turon. With water: tenser and tighter, with some pepper and bitters. I am undecided I ought to point out Campari. End: very lengthy, peppery, spicier, transferring in the direction of extra bitters and dry natural cordials. That is a pleasant, critical ending! The aftertaste is a little bit drying, tea-ish, tannic. Feedback: virtually to 90, solely the aftertaste was a tad harder. Nice cask, however.

SGP:561 – 89 factors.









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