Glenlivet 11 2006 Signatory Vintage TWB 10th Anniversary

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Paid: $87 + Shipping for 700ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenlivet / Signatory Vintage

Region: Speyside

63.5% ABV

Aged For: 11 years (Distilled 2006)

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: First-fill sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Deep tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sherry, citrus, dried fruits, caramel, pepper, spices, cinnamon

Feel:Thick, warm

Taste: Syrupy fruits, caramel, raisins, sherry, pepper, oranges, and chocolate

Finish: Warm and lasting, with cinnamon, oak, figs, plum, maple butter, and sherry

Thoughts: Aged stated, cask strength, NCF, no coloring, sherry monster from a distillery with decent malt when they don’t water it to oblivion for under $100? I’ll buy that all day long, and I shoulda bought two. Closer to the Macallan and Dalmore style of sherry than Aberlour or Glenfarclas, and is a great improvement on the Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso.

Score: 88 out of 100

 

Glenlivet 15 French Oak

Glenlivet 15 French Oak

Price: $55 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenlivet / Pernond Ricard

Region: Speyside

40% ABV

Aged For: 15 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and French Oak

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sweet fruit, apple, honey, sugar malt, and apricot

Feel: Watery

Taste: Slightly sour, barley, honey, oak, cherry, and rosewater

Finish: Short, slight linger of oak and cherry with floral and fruit

Thoughts: It’s to watery for me to enjoy, the mouthfeel is extremely weak.

Score: 72 out of 100

 

Glenlivet 18

Glenlivet 18

Price: $90 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenlivet / Pernod Ricard

Region: Speyside

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 18 years

Cask Type: First and second fill European and American oak

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Very strong floral notes, rosewater, pear, apple, pie crust, sugar, and barley

Mouthfeel: Light

Palate/Taste: Strong apple and yeast with a malt forward profile. Grass, honey and a bit of ginger.

Finish: Under medium warmth and length with pears, flowers, and oak

Thoughts: A big step forward from the 12 year, the flavors are much more pronounced and the extra abv helps the mouthfeel.

Score: 77 out of 100

Glenlivet 12

Glenlivet 12

Price: $25 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenlivet / Pernod Ricard

Region: Speyside

40% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Straw gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Floral, pear, malt, oak, and spring water

Mouthfeel: Watery

Palate/Taste: Sugar, malt, barley, vanilla, grass, and honey.

Finish: Slightly under medium warmth, with a pear and floral finish

Thoughts: Watery and fruity, I prefer the 12 year Glenfiddich a bit more than this.

Score: 73 out of 100

Glenlivet 16 Nadurra

Glenlivet 16 nadurra

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Glenlivet / Pernod Ricard

Region: Speyside

60.2% ABV

Mashbill: 100% Malted barley

Aged For: 16 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon barrel

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Pale gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Heather, vanilla, pear, floral, oak, and a sort of fresh air.

Mouthfeel: Intermediate

Palate/Taste: Honeycomb and black pepper, apple and pear with hints of barley sugar.

Finish: Warm and lingering. Oak, caramel and coconut flavors.

Thoughts: I liked the NAS Oloroso cask better than this one, but it was well made and I have no real complaints.

Score: 80 out of 100

Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso

Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso

I received this as a Christmas present from my best friend. He enjoys whisky but doesn’t have an in-depth knowledge. He did however remember I loved a sherry cask scotch and cask strength whiskies so I commended him on his choice.

Paid: $75 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Glenlivet / Pernond Ricard

Region: Speyside

60.77% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: First-fill Oloroso sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Dark Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Raisins and dried fruits. Oloroso sherry. Confectionary sugar. I can almost smell the sugary sweetness coming off of this one.

Taste: Figs and dates. Almond and sherried oak. Christmas cake and gingerbread.

Finish: Has a bit of nip on the end of my tongue which I assume is from some younger whisky in the bottle, but it is fresh and fruity. Custard, citrus and ginger finish things off.

Overall: I really enjoyed this and it was a thoughtful gift. Much more than I expected out of Glenlivet, however I would like to see at least a 12 year aged version put out, that would check all the boxes for me. Benefits greatly from the added texture due to high ABV. A good fruity sherry bomb.

Score: 87 out of 100