| Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Archive (21Years)|
GOLD MEDAL 2006 SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION. Glenlivet Archive is produced from casks ranging in age from at least 21 years old to as much as 40 years old.
Colour: Amber with sparkling copper shades.
Nose: Without water: Opulent, mature. Sherry influence. An intricate array of fruit and wood. Christmans cake-like. Sultanas. Maraschino cherry. Thick-cut marmalade. Oak panels in and old church. A cedary touch. Balsamic spices. Cubebe pepper. A hint of eucalyptus. Tropical hardwood. Oak soon gives way to malty notes. Fruit and fibre cereal bowl. Toasted granary bread. Citrussy freshness. Orange and kumquat peel. Some cakey notes. A reminder of Grand Marnier souffle.
With water: Water enlightens the fruity bouquet and brings out vanilla notes. Lighter note of ripe peaches. Pear and marzipan pie. Luscious barley sugar aromas.
Taste: Without water: Unctuous. Mouth-coating, almost syrupy. Full-bodied. Sultana cake. Ginger biscuits. Oak holds the reins back, releasing a drying spiciness. Cinnamon and ginger. A touch of hot paprika. Walnut and raisin dark chocolate.
With water: More sweetness but wood and fruit are not so well integraed. A watery gap at mid palate. And a bitter note in the finish. Bare oakiness shows up a little blatantly.
Finish: Everlasting, warming. Nutty. Toasted hazelnuts. A full layer of liquorice.
Single malt Scotch: a delight usually refrained from until after dinner. Most popular pairing: the cigar
Single malt whisky is a whisky which is distilled at a single distillery, and which is made completely from a single type of malted grain, traditionally barley, (although there are also single malt rye whiskies). Most single malt whiskies are distilled using a pot still. Single malts are produced all over the world, but the best known single malts come from Scotland, Ireland and Japan.
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