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Customer Reviews - CHARLES HUNT
Faculty member at UC Davis for 27 years and Charter Member of the Arochem Society (a team of wine and spirits devotees.) Native of California (Amador County); but lived in several countries, notably Germany and Catalonia. A great fan of the seven official Denominations in Catalonia. In the same vein, a protagonist for the Shenandoah Valley and Fairplay wine regions here. Also fond of traveling to Scotland and Japan, where malt whiskies over a broad spectrum never cease to amaze.
1997 Glenlivet 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Single Sherry Barrel Single Malt Whisky 750ml (out of stock)
Review Date: 11-25-2013
This is a complex, enormous gem which steps outside the Glenlivet box. Deep (natural) color, with an explosive sherry aroma. Beautifully understated on sweetness, and very light on the classic hazelnut flavor from this distillery. Multiple nut and toffee flavors, with a light vanilla and wood note competing with the sherry background. No island smoke or peat elements here. There are several Speyside and Highland brands with this style in mind, and a few achieve it; but none at this price. I bought this one stepping out on a limb; but I am overwhelmed with the overall excellence. Bravo.