Glenlivet 1981
33 Year Old Signatory TWE Exclusive

70cl / 52.2%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Signatory
Glenlivet 1981 / 33 Year Old / Signatory / TWE Exclusive
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The Signatory warehouses are full of amazing whiskies, but there are a few that we return to when selecting casks to be bottled exclusively for TWE – sherry-matured Glenlivet is one of them. The refill cask adds a rich sherry influence, but still allows the core Glenlivet character to sing, and the whisky is soft and fruity, with a backbone of dried fruit and spice.
It’s the balance that’s impressive. Some sherry, but not too much sherry –  Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com
Bottler
Signatory
Series
Cask Strength Collection
Age
33 Year Old
Vintage
1981
Bottling Date
September 2015
No of Bottles
154
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Cask Type
Sherry
Cask Number
9468

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Apple Apple
  • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle

Glenlivet 1981 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

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