70cl / 52.2%
33 Year Old Signatory TWE Exclusive
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Fruit Cake
Glenlivet 1981 Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott (TWE)
Nose: Summer meadows and hedgerows, with honeysuckle, grass – both uncut and freshly mown – granny smith apples and a hint of nail varnish. Toffee and spiced cake batter notes build, especially after you add a drop of water.
Palate: Weightier than the nose suggests, with sweet cream fading to crunchy apples that become slowly stewed, surrounded by warming spice and dark fruit cake. The spice continues to build, picking up anise and liquorice, before receding to reveal sweet grain and spiced pie crust.
Finish: Quite hot, with cinnamon spice slowly fading, leaving behind apple skin, vanilla-sugar-dusted shortbread and autumnal leaves.
Comment: Spicy with sweet grain and pastry notes running through both nose and palate. The cask has done a lot here, but Glenlivet's fruity spirit is still the focus.