70cl / 47.6%
36 Year Old Sherry Finish TWE Exclusive
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Fruit Cake
- Dried Fruit
Glenlivet 1981 Reviews
Tasting notes by Caroline Roddis (The Whisky Exchange)
Nose: Heavenly. Toasted plum, apricots, brandy-soaked prunes, chocolate-covered raisins, a green quality that’s somewhere between leaf and toasted grass, powdered almonds, ripe grapes, old motorcar seats and orange drizzle cake.
Palate: Deliciously rich. Sherry, luscious but not vibrant fruit that wraps itself around your tongue, subtle and well-integrated spice, honey, old leather, cherry marzipan, plums, apricot pastry, orange cake, milk chocolate and a touch of coconut.
Finish: Milk chocolate, honey, hazelnut, coconut, cherry and a small twist of spice. It just keeps on going.
Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)
Nose: Mint chocolate with sultanas and raisins. Spiced brioche and cinnamon buns follow, with apple Danish pastries pushing through the middle. Old and elegant oak sits at the back: well-worn wax-polished tables. Hints of tropical fruit join the apples as it sits: pineapple and papaya.
Palate: Toffee apples kick things off: sharp Granny Smiths covered with crunchy barley-sugar-tinged toffee – followed by a burst of woody spice: cinnamon, cedar, nutmeg and freshly-sawn oak boards. Sweetness builds, with dried apple and pineapple complemented by a touch of simple syrup. That fades, revealing a core of wax-polished oak.
Finish: Soft spice and squishy liquorice. Singed raisins emerge with candied peel. Fruit cake notes linger.
Comment: Fruit scattered across an old oak table – just what you're looking for from something like this. The sherry cask has worked its magic, adding rich fruit and spice without swamping 30 years of maturation.