By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/10/2013 | Send Email
The Sherry casking has had its way with the Glenlivet here, taking the malt in a luscious, opulent direction. The nose is heavily rancio, with plenty of salty, honeyed, toasted nut goodness practically oozing out of the glass. The palate turns to spice, baked apple, toffee and fruit cake, with a plush mouthfeel. Despite all this, at its heart, this is not an essentially "fat" spirit, and it therefore wears this extra raiment with a measure of grace, never seeming heavy or cloying.