GLENLIVET 12 YO 2007 Twin Cask

Speyside Single Malt – 64.6%, 70cl
Small Batch of 2 casks – First Fill Sherry Hogshead
Limited Edition of 635 bottles
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The first distillery to be given an official licence in 1824, Glenlivet is today Scotland’s largest distillery. In 2018, 16 stainless steel washbacks joined the distillery’s 16 original Oregon pine washbacks. A new still room with 7 wash stills and 7 spirit stills was also opened. On a chromatic front, with radiant luminosity, this version invites us to admire very beautiful shades of orange, gold and brown. In terms of the flavours and aromas, which are a source of pure pleasure, it is quite simply a poetic ode to the particularly brilliant sherry-cask maturation.

Colour: mahogany with glints of green.


elegant, ethereal. Reproducing empyreumatic aromas of kernels and other more candied and jammy notes, the first nose first focuses on a single fruit: apricot. By its side, orange and precious wood appear alongside noble spices (cardamom, clove, nutmeg) and toffee. Allowed to breathe, it becomes floral (hawthorn, purple lilac). Next, woodwork aromas (polish, beeswax, linseed oil) complete this particularly warm and heady picture.

powerful, concentrated. Providing its own interpretation of the aromatic palette’s floral character, the attack reveals flavours of salted butter caramel, apricot jam and vanilla. The rich mid- palate clearly evokes a tarte tatin topped with spices (star anise, black pepper) and coriander. The resinous (thuja, pine) end of the palate is characterized by notes of spice bread and pipe tobacco.

long, dynamic. At the start of the finish, exotic fruits (mango, persimmon) continue the fruity sensation emanating from this impressively mature Glenlivet. Slowly, cocoa powder, orange peel and lime blossom honey shower the palate. Completely changing track, the retro-nasal olfaction highlights a clear and limpid spirit through which a fresh, invigorating breeze flows. The empty glass is a mass of dried fruit and nuts (date, fig, almond, walnut, sweet chestnut).

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