Glenlivet 18 Year Old / Minmore / Single Cask #22378
70cl / 57.9%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A TWE exclusive bottling, this very special Glenlivet was released in late 2012 as part of the distillery's Single Cask Editions, which are named alphabetically. Minmore is the name of the site of the Glenlivet distillery and is manifested here by an 18 year old bourbon cask, bottled at its impressive strength of 57.9%.
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More Details:CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingAge18 Year OldBottling DateSeptember 2012Cask TypeBourbonCask Number22378
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Sweet apples, cream, anis, liquorice root, toffee sauce, a touch of nail varnish remover and green ferns.
Palate: Sweet but with a pleasantly astringent backbone - buttery pastry, creme brulée, a touch of liquorice, woody spice, dark wood and hints of marzipan. Water brings out more sweetness as well as the apples from the nose and more of the woody spice.
Finish: More butter, some tingly cinnamon and lingering green leaves.
Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)Minmore is a name that's also been used by some independent bottlers for 'undisclosed' Glenlivets.
Nose: This is more polished, rounder than both Linkwoods. It’s all on butterscotch, maple syrup, earl grey tea and vanilla, with some apple peelings in the background as well as a little varnish and bubblegum (just a little). With water: a beautiful earthiness. Moss, humus, damp pinecones and needles…
Mouth (neat): High quality American oak. Vanilla and various stewed fruits, redcurrants, a little aniseed, bitter oranges, honey, crispy cereals. Excellent body, its not too hot at almost 60% vol. Also nice touches of rye coming through (from the cask’s previous content? Would that be possible?) With water: creamy, extremely well balanced. Quality white oak speaking.
Finish: Long and fruity, with a great spiciness in the aftertaste (mix for mulled wine). Gingerbread and touches of wasabi.
Comments: It’s a pretty perfect Glenlivet, midway between the classic range (say the 18) and Nadurra-like offerings. SGP:561 - 88 points
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