Glenlivet Whisky – Archive Pure Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenlivet Whisky – Archive Pure Single Malt Scotch Whisky 43% Alc/vol

Well, the three Whisky Boys got around Jim’s dining room table for the tasting of this Single Malt and they were joined by Lee Madigan our guest taster for tonight.

Lee is a retired Navel Officer and loves to enjoy a dram or two with friends and family.

So on this Tuesday night (June 15th 2010) we had everything ready, water jug, oatcakes, 85% cocoa chocolate and our enthusiasm for enjoying the best of Scotch Whisky.

From our Whisky tastings you will see we are not strangers to The Glenlivet.

Glenlivet Distillery,
Ballindalloch,
Banffshire AB37 9DB

telephone 01340 821720whisky-boy-dougie-and-guest-taster-lee-madigan
website: www.theglenlivet.com

Owners, Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard)

Glenlivet distill quite a complete range of Malts from mainstay Glenlivet 12 Year Old up to 25 Year Olds plus, special cellar editions and cask strength bottlings, please go onto their site for a full background to this grand distillery.

The bottle is open and the tasting is about to take place.

Colour…Golden highlighted amber

Jim’s Tasting
Nose
…Light to the nose and quite soft.
Taste…Oaky and spice and quite fruity, I like whats going on in here, a very mellow dram.
Finish…A medium to long rounded finish.

Score…3 corks

Dougie’s Tasting
Nose
…Quite floral fresh leaves and pine cones.glenlivet-whisky-archive1
Taste…Fresh, tingly oak spices with a slight salty dried fruit background.
Finish…Medium to long, smooth vanilla and malt ending.

Score…3 corks

Nicola’s Tasting
Nose…Soft, pleasant, everything I want from a Speyside and dare I say ” a bit more”
Taste…Delivers everything it promised in the nose, smooth like silk, mellow and delicious.
Finish…Medium, what a wee dram this is.

Score…3.5 corks

Lee’s Tasting
Nose…Floral and quite smooth.
Taste…Spicy with herbs,
Finish…Medium, tasted nicer.

Score…2 corks

Overall score…3 corks

We all seemed to enjoy this dram except Lee, she was not too impressed by this Glenlivet, on the other hand all the Whisky Boys really enjoyed this wonderful Speyside.

The good thing is that the Boys have a few other expressions from Glenlivet, so look out for these up and coming tastings.

Whisky lovers out there may find it a bit difficult finding this braw dram, but do check out your specialist Whisky shop or go on line.

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