Glenlivet 13 Year Old - Rare Oloroso Sherry Cask (40% ABV)
Today it's time for a true "Sherry Bomb". I absolutely adore wine finishes, but what if I told you that this one completely matured on the best Oloroso Sherry casks that Glenlivet could get their hands on? I mean, look at that stunning color! Only way to get me more happy, was when I found the cask strength edition instead. Never the less, extremely happy that I found this bottle.
The Glenlivet 13 Year Old was released for the Taiwanese market in 2018. A limited edition bottling, that sadly was not released for our European market. Really hope that Glenlivet is planning a European release as well. I would be their first customer, that's for sure!
The nose definitely tells me that this whisky matured on Sherry casks! Full of dried fruits (apricots, raisins, dates) and fresh fruits as well (orange peel, ripe lemon, red fruits). Later on some very interesting fragrances develop: tabaco, leather, dark chocolate, marzipan, fudge and cedar wood. Spices I found are: vanilla, cinnamon, peppers, nutmeg and ginger.
The palate is almost like eating a cinnamonroll covered in thick caramel. Spicy oranges are combined with sticky raisins, dried apricots, caramelized red apples with cinnamon and very ripe red fruits. There is almost no oak bitterness and the caramel and milk chocolate sweetnes is taking top note. Think that if I had the cask strength the flavors where even more bold than this one! Would've liked to see some more depth in it.
The finish is medium long, rich and sweet. Finally some more spices develop, pepers, warming cinnamon, some oak bitterness (goes extremely well with the sweetness), nutmeg and dark red fruits.
A thick and well made Sherry Bomb! Realy like it. Please Glenlivet, give us an European edition too!!
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