The Glenlivet 15 Year Malt Scotch Water, yeast and barley are the prime ingredients in the making of The Glenlivet Whisky, much like many Scotch whiskies. Just checking K&L Wines, the 15 French Oak Reserve is 12 dollars cheaper. They use an in-house stillman who cuts the whisky by hand and cooperages tend to the casks on site. Keep in mind the light and fruity characteristic of Speyside whiskies, so avoid over-powering meats like beef or lamb. 1884 – Glenlivet added “The” before its name to indicate it was the one true Glenlivet that had become so coveted throughout Scotland! It was discontinued and replaced by the Founder’s Reserve, but fortunately, it is being reintroduced again. They also have several specialty Distiller’s Reserve bottles. You can find her perfecting a roast chicken recipe, hunting down a new bottle of scotch, or hosting a wine and cheese soirée somewhere in New York. 1822 – George Smith had been studying the art of distilling in the protected glen of Livet around. Compare this Product. Pingback:» Blogrundschau: Neue Verkostungsnotizen, Pingback:The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve | Malt - Whisky Reviews, Pingback:Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition | Malt - Whisky Reviews, Your email address will not be published. The barley is harvested as a whole grain, leaving the husk on. Begin typing your search above and press return to search. BRAND. Not quite a sweet as you would imagine from the nose. A little oak and ester seeps through. Glenfiddich 18 or Glenlivet 18. pilot96. To this day, Glenfiddich is still a family-run business even though it is the world’s largest producer of single malt! You can tell this is a malted whisky. 15 Pinterest; 4 Buffer; Mix; 0 Love This; 0 Email; Tumblr; 0 Reddit; Pocket; Flipboard; 25 Shares; My most memorable experience with Glenlivet 18 started with the image above. Today I look at a comparison of 15-year-old whiskies; two classic brands. These barley malts are twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged for at least three years in oak-only casks. Keep it coming! It’s as vanilla as a product like this is meant to be. It's a classy dram that oozes quality that never varies. Now that I work in writing and development full-time, I continue my education in classes around the city and explore the newest whiskeys on the market. An example is Compass Box Peat Monster, which combined multiple whiskies to create a peat-focused bottled! Chuť je jemnou směsí karamelu a kořeněného pomeranče s jemným podtónem dubu. Water brings out the fruit and oak aromas. Each barrel has its own flavor. Softer and more delicate. Pear and cream notes are heavy followed by a bit of whipped cream and honey. Other landmarks include their first 50-year-old in 1991 and the oldest single malt scotch, at 64-year-old, in 2001. Mark, agree with your comments but you missed the best one, Glenlivet Nadurra. Critics have scored this product 88 points. It can’t be matured. Yeast is added. By the end this barley is called “malt.”. Glenfiddich tastes like wood and cream, whereas Glenlivet tastes like orange and vanilla. The finish is rich with a hint of almond and full of the promised french oak like a fine Armagnac. Single Malt. I've done other writing too: several mass market genre novels, a few short stories, including for BBC Radio 4. Excellent, cask strength, 16 year old, which is available everywhere for under £50. We don’t want to sell out, because we want to keep challenging the industry. I work as Head of Communications for Waterford Distillery and Renegade Rum Distillery. 40 % TASTE. (Glenlivet does this all by machine now.). This is the better of the three, in terms of the presence of flavours (you don’t have to go hunting for them – that’s probably the slightly higher strength), and to its credit has a velvety texture, but it’s… well, all very safe. Tough call. I've written about (and reviewed) whisky for Whisky Magazine, among other publications, and have been a whisky judge for competitions including the World Whiskies Awards. I drank the Glenlivet 21 year archive for a while, several years ago but the 15 year beats it in taste and smoothness. Cigars: Cameroon wrappers, since Glenlivet is light. The “wort” is cooled and transferred into “washbacks,” giant vats for fermenting. Brown sugar with strong orange and a bit of apple. Glenlivet 18 Year Old. My absolute favorite! Follow me on Instagram.com/MrMarkNewton/ or Twitter.com/MrMarkNewton. Whisky reviews, news & features without favour. Try goat cheese or brie for cheeses. Winter Storm was aged in Icewine casks. There is a warming spice and oak quality to the first sip. Instead, they should rip off the numbers – of all of them – and instead start bottling whiskies that make for more exciting calling cards. The 18 is great and enjoyed my last bottle of it to the very last drop. It comes also a bit pricey, speaking of the quality of the whiskey itself. We’re much more in a fresh fruit territory more so than dried fruits: apples, pears, peaches, mango. Some dried fruits and vanilla shine through as well. Most distilleries use stainless steel, but Glenlivet believes the pine adds extra flavor to their scotch. But the phrase “Single barrel” does indicate the whiskey came from one special barrel. Years available: 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, 25, 50. More from Glenlivet. The Glenlivet is not only second to Glenfiddich on the sales front, but in terms of quality of taste. They also have specialty bottles like Age of Discovery (bourbon or madeira casks), Bourbon Barrel Reserves, India Pale Ale Casks. Balvenie 17 Doublewood Review: Will You Like It? They can then be easily removed leaving a clearer liquid without the unappetizing haze. The milled barley then is transferred to mash turns and combined with water to create mash. The 15 Year Old gets its distinctive rich and exotic character from a process of selective maturation in which a proportion of the spirit is matured in French oak casks. In the mouth: hints of toffee and vanilla, with woodspices and still some core barley notes. (No "e" since much of the trade was learned in Scotland. Essentially, it’s an opportunity for a distillery to create their own unique flavor and tasting style using whiskies created by only their hand. Like most distilleries, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich offer more than just a 12 year old single malt! In certain markets, the new Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is going to replace the Glenlivet 12 Year Old. Příjemné. (And if you love peat, like me, go for the Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated!). The head and tail are often either discarded or recycled and distilled again. Color: The Glenlivet 12 is close to a lightly toasted wheat and pale yellow. Both Glenlivet and Glennfiddich are classic examples of Speyside Whiskey. These are European or American oak casks that have held bourbon or sherry before. Post navigation. Everything from fermentation time to type of oak can affect flavors. The whole grain barley is soaked in water for a few days to allow germination to take place. Share This! I picked up a pack of 5cl bottles which included the Founders Reserve, Glenlivet 15 and Glenlivet 18 and sat down to taste them one after another with my girlfriend who has become rather fond of the tasting sessions and helps me out with tasting notes. He started carrying a pair of flint-locked pistols. On the nose: some flavours! I enjoyed its nemesis, Glenfiddich 18, and I enjoyed the price I got it for at Costco even more. Glenlivet 15 Year Old / French Oak Reserve. But it’s very uninspiring stuff. Glenlivet 21 Year-Old Archive. In the distilling process, any distillate not deemed pure enough, called “feints” is redistilled. Glenlivet is nudging out age statements – well, one at least. Fatty meats, oily fish, sushi/sashimi and duck make good pairing entrees. That same shandy-note, cider, pears, apples all comes through here on the tasting of the 15, and it’s got a nice rounded texture. So what’s the world getting for its money? This preserves the unique flavor of their whisky. Touch of fruit cake. Vůně vzbuzuje příslib perfektně zralých hrušek. On the nose: quite a gentle but pleasingly fruity aroma at first. (It’s also a little cheaper at only $40. Higher-end single malt scotches can be aged for decades. As the mash is turned the starches in the barley convert to sugar creating a syrupy mush called “wort.”. Others do paid-for content with brands. Both iconic Single Malt Scotch examples, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich can probably be found at nearly every bar in town! This distillery is the world’s second best-selling single malt whisky, second only to Glenfiddich. Glenfiddich (means “valley of the deer” in Scottish Gaelic) is one of the most famous whiskey distillery and brand in the world. Glenfiddich uses only mellowed casks. Glenlivet. GLENLIVET FRENCH OAK 15 YR 750ml. Mellow, classic dried fruits. Try them both for yourself and see which makes you happier. SPIRITS TYPE . Fireball Whisky Review + The Best Fireball Cocktails for Every Season. Your email address will not be published. I tend to prefer Glenfiddich because I find it softer and I can focus on the fruit more than the alcohol. However, if you’re trying to pick, here’s a good guideline. That distillery is Glenfiddich. In the mouth: flat Shandy Bass! The malted barley is then ground into a very fine powder called “grist” in flour mills. Their job was to maintain and care for the copper stills and oak casks. What the hell, they shouldn’t worry about the age statements. The cooperage at Glenfiddich is one of the only remaining ones still functioning today! Single Malt Scotch was the ‘original’ whiskey of Scotland. The yeast ferments the barley sugars and raises the temperature as the alcohol content increases! In order to be considered a single malt, the whisky has to go through a very specific process. Glendiffich’s younger bottles are more expensive (older bottles are cheaper), whereas Glenlivet’s younger bottles are cheaper (older bottles are more expensive), Distillation and fermentation occur at the same location, This must all occur in a permitted Scottish warehouse, Single Malt Scotch must be bottled in Scotland. They had a joke "If Kathryn comes to a party, you need a whiskey that's over $40." Required fields are marked *. Glenfiddich’s notes are pear and grass, whereas Glenlivet’s keynotes are apple and citrus. These special barrels are filtered into Portuguese oak marrying tuns to blend together for a few years. The Nadurra is a brooding fruity monster of a whisky. These options are not chill-filtered and aged in different casks like Oloroso Sherry and white oak. I suppose it’s okay to get people into whisky if they’re not used to the taste, but there’s not really much to write home about. Glennfiddich became the “First Single Malt to be Marketed to the World.” And thus, our love of single malt scotch was born! So you get 2 incredibly amateurish perspectives for the price of 1! Bourbon vs Scotch: What’s the Difference? There are two main types: the lighter, sweeter variety (Glenlivet and Glenfiddich fall into this category) and the fuller-bodied, sherried versions (like MacAllen). However, a glass of scotch with dinner or even with a gourmet coffee is an excellent choice! Head buyer Dawn Davies tries the Glenlivet 18 Year Old Batch Reserve. Scotch. You Might Also Like. The wash is then filtered into copper stills for distillation. The Glenlivet distillery is near the town of Toumit while the Glenfiddich distillery is north of the town of Duffton. The Glenlivet 0,7 l 18 letá. Both Glenlivet and Glenfiddich follow this basic process. My personal preference? Velice pevné. Stills are generally in pairs: wash and spirit. Despite the fact that it was actually illegal! No. On the nose: some flavours! 12-year-old (750 mL) – $52.99 The 15 yr. is around $70. A slight doughy, yeasty flavour with a malt core. They both have a broad range of years, flavors, and specialty bottles. Both are fairly comparable. Very few enthusiasts talk.. (Peat can be used in this step to dry the grain and impart that smokey flavor!) Since 1822, The Glenlivet continues to deliver a unique single malt scotch experience by selecting exceptional unique casks, finishes and liquids. I’m not big into the definitive “this is better” pronouncement. £45.79 ex VAT (£78.50 per litre) Add to Basket. Glenlivet. It is the history associated with the brand, and the commitment with which The Glenlivet is created, is what really sets it apart from others. Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Batch PW0717. Aroma : lehké, čerstvé, rašelinové. Glenlivet 25 is a disappointment. On the sweet side, fresh fruit baked pears, toffee pudding, strawberries and cream all complement Glenfiddich well. The Glenlivet: Aged Scotches: 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, 25, 50 (Winchester Collection) Distiller’s Reserve Bottles – unmarked Age, a step up from the Founder’s Reserve, combined with multiple casks for a layered flavor; Nàdurra – aged in white oak and sherry casks for intense spice (it almost rivals Macallan!) Web Exclusive Price. Speyside, Scotland- A portion of the spirit is matured in of French Oak casks for a limited period, as to not overpower the final result. After maturation, the Malt Master tastes and selects only certain barrels. Member Joined: 20.10.2018 Posts: 5 Ratings: 0. Whisky Review: Glenlivet Vertical Tasting (12, 15, and 18 Year) Glenlivet is just behind Glenfiddich as the second biggest whisky brand in the world. By 1820 it was already a popular drink in Scotland and some areas of England. Alcohol seems a bit pricklier. Again, most Speyside whiskies have a classic fruity and sweet characteristic. If you’re drinking a 12 year old scotch, it is likely the majority of the whiskey is much older! Glenlivet 12 and Signatory Glenlivet 1995, The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Gordon & MacPhail 33 year old Glenlivet 1974, The Glenlivet 12, 15 & 18 Year Old Vertical Tasting, Review: Cadenhead’s Small Batch Tullibardine 21 year old, The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve | Malt - Whisky Reviews, Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition | Malt - Whisky Reviews. Try sweet maduros. William Grant and his seven children hand-built the distillery. These whiskies focus on the uniqueness of the barrel, rather than the consistent palate of the distillery. 40% ABV. Whisky Review #45: Glenfiddich Triple Threat (12 vs 15 vs 18) Posted on March 20, 2016 January 17, 2017 by WhiskyMate. Tangerines. Their Vintage Reserve Collections have mostly sold out at this point, unfortunately. The Glenlivet 18 year old is a must for tasting & savouring. Much like its brother but with noticeably more caramel, vanilla and a touch of Asian spices. The 12 is ok (pre 90’s versions though are borderline amazing). My passion for Scotch started in college when my conniving parents gave me their best whisky for my "first taste." It’s light and fruity and sweet, but definitely softer and the alcohol is less noticeable. Nose: Again, that Glenlivet terroir. Glenlivet 15 you are the last and final Glenlivet in the core range I’ve needed to try and now here you are… here you are. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Support Malt Each Month By Becoming A Patron. If you want to try out a single malt scotch, you’ll probably want to start with two of the most famous whiskies in the world. The 12 year olds I got for this taste test were the same price! October 22 2018 at 9:53AM . Glenlivet 15 you are the last and final Glenlivet in the core range I’ve needed to try and now here you are… here you are. It merged with the Glen Grant Distillery in the 1950s, the first of several corporate mergers that led to it eventually being owned by Pernod Ricard as it is today. (Though both European Oak and American Oak are allowed.). 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