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Everything we love about Glenlivet with a rich palate and Cognac finish.
George Smith was running an illegal still on the estate of the Duke of Gordon in the wee early 1800’s — who he supplied with the occasional dram. The Duke sponsored legislation in 1823 that made whiskey distilling legal in the UK, it just so happens that George Smith was the first one granted a license.
Today Glenlivet is one of the "Big Three" Single Malt producers. Their Whiskies are Speyside and the water for the mash comes famously from "Josie’s Well" nearby. Glenlivet produces a wide variety of Single Malt agings and cask combinations, with the remaining Spirit an indispensable component in some of the most famous blends.
Glenlivet issues a few fourteen year-old special editions here and there. There are almost always very limited runs — special casks, limited joint ventures, pleasant Single Malt experiments… that kind of thing. When you see the "14" you can bet there’s a story behind it. The story behind The Glenlivet 14YO Cognac Cask Finish started as a limited edition in 2018 called "Captain’s Reserve" — aged fourteen years is ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks, before finishing in ex-Cognac casks made of Limousin oak. The flavor profile was exceptionally well-received, so it has been renewed with a few tweaks. Expect the classic notes you love in Glenlivet with additional notes of sultanas and mandarins.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas have notes of almond, cinnamon, and pears.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is rich and creamy with vanilla, crunchy toffee, warm pears, mandarin oranges, milk chocolate, and sultanas.
The finish is nicely long and pleasantly dry.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in The Glenlivet 14 Year Old Cognac Cask Selection and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.