In the early 19th Century, Glenlivet was the word for the best in whisky. Universally demanded by the aristocracy and the King, Glenlivet was the guarantee of a quality borne out of an unflinching conviction to produce the best there was. In 1824 George Smith was granted the first legal licence to distill in Glenlivet. From this date on, only this Scotch has had the right to call itself The Glenlivet.
The Glenlivet set the standard in quality and taste that went on to define the Speyside style of whisky. There were many imitators, but no equals. That’s why a landmark case in 1884 ruled in favour of our single malt being the only one that could call itself The Glenlivet. To this day, The Glenlivet remains the benchmark that all other Speyside single malts are measured against.
This 15 year old expression from The Glenlivet, was matured in French Limousin Oak casks. Limousin Oak is a popular choice for maturation of Cognac.
Tasting Note: The nose is rich and oaked. There are notes of chewy resinous wood with a well-balanced acidity. Fudge and Madeira with apple crumble with calvados. The palate is full and rich with winter spice; cinnamon and cloves, thick oak with developing aridity. The finish is long and dry with a peppery note.
格蘭利威15年單一麥芽蘇格蘭威士忌使用精選法國橡木桶，在水果和香料絕佳調和中釀造而成出色的酒藏。格蘭利威首席釀酒師Jim Cryle稱道『這是一個完美均衡，濃郁及芳醇的威士忌，有著綿長及奶油般的餘味，相信一定能受到收藏家與品味愛好人士的青睞。』『French Oak Reserve精選的陳釀過程，為將威士忌置於通常用來釀酒的法國利穆贊(Limousin) 橡木桶中作存放，這樣的過程為格蘭利威加入在頂級葡萄酒中非常受歡迎的精緻細膩辛辣味，更完美的加深了原本單一麥芽威士忌的圓融口感。