This malt needs little by way introduction and is the fourth rung in the core expressions of The Glenlivet range.
Color: Deep amber
Nose: Flowers, dry fruit – prunes and apricot – and sherry, developing after 15 minutes in the glass to much more pronounced dry fruit notes, and to being more apricot-y.
Palate: Caramel, malt, cinnamon, ginger and a hint or orange-y citrus. Velvety and creamy in mouth.
Finish: Long and warm, spicy linger with those fruity notes lingering in the background.
This is a dram that rewards patience, yet the changes are in the tones and not in the basic aromas and flavors. This dram is not a complex one, rather one that plays subtlety with your senses to find the changes over its time in the glass. Definitely a staple in my home bar…