The 15 Year Old’s distinctive character is the result of selective maturation; a proportion of the spirit is matured in a selection of French Oak casks for a limited period, so as not to overpower the final result.
The Glenlivet was one of the first distilleries to use French Oak in the whisky making process, a technique that has since been imitated by many others.
Limousin Oak, which is cut in the Dordogne region of France, is often used to mature fine wines and cognacs. In the case of The Glenlivet, its low density allows the spirit to penetrate deep into the wood, imparting the expression’s distinctive spiciness.
The French Oak also increases the intensity of the whisky, resulting in a richer and creamier finish.
Character: The rich and exotic one
Colour: Deep and intense gold
Nose: Creamy and rich with buttery notes
Palate: Fruity, nutty flavours
Finish: Lingering trace of sweet almonds and hints of spice
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50ml The Glenlivet 15yr old
20ml lemon juice
15ml white port/ruby port
5ml s imple syrup
15ml orange marmalade
How to Serve :
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, including the marmalade. Shake hard and strain into a whisky tumbler filled with cubed ice. Garnish with
thin strips of orange zest similar to the ones found in marmalade.
Glenlivet 15yo French Oak Reserve 700ml