Glenlivet 21 YO Archive

Single Malt Whisky
43% Alcohol content


The Glenlivet was founded in 1824 and it has operated almost continuously since. The distillery draws water from Josie's Well and other springs a short distance from the distillery. The barley comes from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon. Lastly, Glenlivet's stills are lantern shaped with long, narrow necks, all of which helps to produce a light tasting spirit. Spirit from the distillery is then matured in oak casks formerly used to mature bourbon (ex-bourbon), as is normal throughout the industry, with some products being finished in casks previously used to store sherry and port.


House Style: Flowery, fruity, peachy.

Tasting Notes

Taster: Michael Jackson

Nose: Lively. Fruity. Peaty.


Palate: Light, clean, cereal grain maltiness. Very firm and smooth. Developing toastier, nuttier flavours. Orange oil. Some macaroon-like sweetness, too.


Finish: Sweet grass. Smoky fragrance.


Comment: A first-class malt, but I would like a little more structure and style.


2011 International Wines & Spirits Competition - Gold (Best in Class)


2011 & 2009 San Francisco Spirits Competition - Gold


2010 International Wines & Spirits Competition - Gold


2009 Malt Maniacs Awards - Bronze


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