|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Teak with a tinge of copper
- Nose: First comes the almond / amaretto, then dark cherries, wood and something herbal and very aromatic which reminds me of cardomom seed. After 4-5 minutes an almost minty freshness appears in the background.
- Palate: Very creamy mouth-feel with oodles of well-balanced wood and fruit, think dark cherries and light figs, followed by oatmeal biscuits.
- With 4 drops of water: Very aromatic fruit bursts onto the nose alongside the wood. The palate is softer, creamier and fruitier.
- With a further 4 drops of water: The nose now has candy floss alongside the aromatic wood. Then comes bramble and raspberry wrapped in marzipan. The palate now includes white pepper, marzipan and raspberry.
- Finish: Very long. Without the water there's lots of fruit and wood and hints of coffee beans and dark chocolate right at the end. It's also slightly dry. With water it has lighter fruit liek raspberry, but some pepperiness too.
- Overall Impression: Another marvellous Glenlivet sherry cask. I adore this whisky! |