70cl / 59.4%
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Glenlivet 2003 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Apple Danish pastries and Portuguese custard tarts. Grapefruit and orange peel develop, with tangy touches and soft spice. The spice becomes bready, with whipped cream and a dusting of icing sugar. A decadent breakfast.
Palate: Juicy fruit and spice explodes across the palate. Sweet pineapple and pear are joined by sharp cinnamon-spiced apples and singed tart-tatin pastry. There's a hint of liquorice and barrel char underneath, with wax-polished oak pushing through the middle.
Finish: polished oak and meadow flowers fade to leave digestive biscuits and a pinch of anise.
Comment: An excellently fruity Glenlivet, with soft creaminess and just the right amount of spice.