The Glenlivet XXV is the perfect tribute to the skill and judgement of the craftsmen involved in making this special whisky. The original new spirit character, fruity and floral, has been faithfully retained during years of careful maturation. The final finish in rare ex-sherry butts yields a sublime, intense whisky of powerful yet elegant character.
: The Glenlivet XXV Single Malt Scotch Whisky is Rich amber with ripe gold hues
Nose: Intense, deep, creamy. The sherry immediately signs the aromatic profile with luscious fruity and spicy notes. Polished old oak floor. It's like walking into an antique shop. Enticing scents of exotic wood (sandalwood) with a touch of cedar. Cigar box. Creamier notes rise up, like wrapped up in a delicate oaky frame. Orange creme brulee. Candied fruit (tangerine, pineapple). Pralines. Dundee cake with raisins soaked in whisky. On time, cider apples cooked in a cinnamon syrup. Hint of damp chalky cellar wall.
Palate: Silky, caressing. Sweet at start then releasing a full bunch of spices: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. The spicy screen then opens on exotic fruitiness. Roasted pineapple. Developing luscious dark chocolate and orange peel flavors.
Finish: The Glenlivet XXV Single Malt Scotch Whisky is Dry, spicy. Keeps teasing the taste buds all the way through and comes back on a sweeter fruity note.
The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Whisky 750ml