|Robert Karlsson||Sweet sweet vanilla. Buttery, oily. Thick. Dominant, ever so slightly berried and quite lovely. Complete vanilla domination. But quite perfect I'd say. If you're into that buttery thick kind. Good one. Not at all complex in my book but that does not matter. |
|Rich Howard||sweet strawberry creme, egg custard, and i'm even getting traces of hard-boiled eggs. definite egg-y undercurrents with this one. very brisk, the nose prickle begins immediately, with time, some vanilla starts to emerge. the palate is quite brisk as well. one sip, and the tip of my tongue went a bit numb. plenty of alcohol-infused fruit here as well, but also a bit egg-y like the nose. with water, the nose is still very much on egg custard, with plenty of light fruit notes, and that hint of egg yolk is still there. summary: an egg custard dram with layers of fruit. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards] |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Rich dark cork or even dark oak.
- Nose: Some initial suggestion of toasted vanilla and coconut but the toasted effect fades quickly to leave a fruitiness with vanilla, bramble, blueberry and some aged oak. A light nuttiness develops after 5-6 minutes.
- Palate: A peppery nuttiness initially prevails which suggests green peppercorns and hazelnuts, then comes a rich and complex mixture of fruits which is very luxurious on the palate.
- Finish: Very long, very rich and very nice.
- Overall Impression: I want more of this "Great" from The Glenlivet! |