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The rich and exotic character of The Glenlivet 15 Years is the result of an exclusive maturation process, during which part of the whisky is aged in French oak barrels. The Glenlivet distillery, in fact, was one of the first to use French oak for the production of whisky, a technique that has since been imitated worldwide.
The low density of the Limousin oak allows the whisky to sink deep into the wood to absorb all its aromas. In addition, the aging time of the whisky in the barrels is meticulously controlled, so as not to exceed the desired result, that of a unique and pleasant spicy taste.
Description of The Glenlivet 15 Years
The Glenlivet 15 Years
- Colour: The Glenlivet 15 Years has a warm, natural, deep reddish-gold hue.
- Aroma: A buttery, creamy, and rich nose, with subtle scents of fresh citrus and peach.
- Taste: A full-bodied, complex journey, remarkably smooth, with luscious orchard and citrus fruit and honeyed nut notes, and a hint of peppery lime warmth in the firm finish.
PRODUCER: The Glenlivet was the first distillery in the Scottish parish of the same name to be licensed for whisky production, back in 1824. But the genius of founder George Smith lay not in his seeking of a license, to make legal what he was already doing anyway, but in his revolutionising the style of the spirit. In crafting Speyside single malts, with their lighter character and ‘pineapple' note, he created an entirely new world of Scotch production. The Glenlivet has built on this history again and again since, and is now one of the most technologically modern Speyside distilleries.
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
PRODUCTION DETAILS: The Glenlivet 15 Years was awarded a Gold Medal at The Spirits Masters 2015 and a Silver Outstanding Medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in the same year. With a proportion of its spirit matured in casks made from Limousin oak, in the manner of cognacs and fine wines, it acquires its spicy, smooth, complex, and unique character.
The Glenlivet's story begins in the isolated Livet Valley, where George Smith was illegally distilling his whisky before he even got his licence in 1824. Since then, this Speyside producer has grown to become one of the world's best-selling single malt brands. At the heart of the company's whisky range are products that are famous to lovers of the genre, such as The Glenlivet 12 Years and The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve.More about the Producer