"It offers up an intensity that leaves you giving a little groan of pleasure". - JIM MURRAY, 2011 WHISKY BIBLE
Over the course of 18 years our Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, takes this expression through a combination of cask types, including both first and second-fill American oak (for tropical fruitiness) and ex-sherry oak (for spicy complexity). The result of this deft navigation of the distilling arts is a gorgeous single malt that is complex, yet elegant and balanced. The 18 Year Old has won more awards than any other expression; every bottle is a true example of the quality and taste of The Glenlivet. Any bottle deserves pride of place in your cabinet… perhaps to be held back for a fitting occasion? It is, after all, crafted to impress.
Cask: first and second fill American oak and ex-sherry casks.
Colour: old gold, apricot.
Nose: rich fruit, toffee.
Palate: balanced, bursts of sweet orange.
Finish: long, with raisins and spice.