The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve

The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve

(0.75l, 40%)


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If Whisky was a fine Scotsman like William Wallace, or Sean Connery.

George Smith was running an illegal still on the estate of the Duke of Gordon in the wee early 1800’s. The good old Duke ... ahem ... may or may not have been aware of the illicit operation in exchange for a personal supply. When the Duke helped sponsor legislation in 1823 that made Whisky distilling legal in the UK, it just so happens that George Smith was the first one granted a license. Now legal and above board, he naturally named his “new” business after the local parish—Glenlivet.

Today Glenlivet is one of the “Big Three” single malt producers, being #1 in the United States and #2 worldwide. Their Whiskies are officially “Speyside,” meaning that they are Highland malts produced along the river Spey, and the water for the Whisky mash comes somewhat famously from “Josie’s Well.” Glenlivet produces Whiskies in a variety of ages and wood-matured combinations, and the remaining spirit not bottle as part of their Glenlivet lineup is considered an indispensable component in some of the most famous blends.

Remember that scene in Braveheart where William Wallace “spends the night” with the lovely French princess in the woods and afterwards she discovers her soul and strength? This Whisky is their love-child.

It’s all about the, um ... the wood. Commonly, Scotch Whiskies are aged in “seasoned” barrels— former Bourbon and wine casks for example. This is great, but not for this Whisky.

Glenlivet French Oak Reserve is matured in new, French, Limousin-Oak barrels—the same barrels used for Cognac and Armagnac, so do not be surprised by a similar complexity and character. “Limousin” is the root of the word “Limousine” (and yes, there is a party in the back). It takes 15 years to squeeze the flavor out of this refined Whisky—not a day less—and it’s definitely worth the long, luxurious ride.


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creamy vanilla
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green apple
honey
What does The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Antique Gold, like your grandfather’s pocket watch

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Floral buttercream, and the distant aroma of roasting almonds

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Subtle and seductive, peaches and cream up front with buttery almonds and an almost Chardonnay- like oakiness

Finish
An oaky, playful, spicy bite ... the kind you want ... like Armagnac

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Ratings & Reviews
jessica
jessica,
Loved it. Smooth and very drinkable.
 
Austin
Austin,
delicious!
 
Adam
Adam,
Excellent flavor. Smooth finish. One of my favorites! Cheers
 
James
James,
I don’t know how someone can think this was a not good scotch? This is by far one of my best scotches to date! It is so wonderful to the nose and it tastes so wonderful and has such a smooth aftertaste! I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves single malt scotch!!!
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Very smooth and a rather sweet taste. It tasted delicious and was the first scotch after my 7 month deployment. It went was so very easy to drink.
 
CJ
CJ,
Quite harsh on the taste. Not smooth to drink.
 
Richard
Richard,
My usual "go to" when I can't get my hands on the 18. Very easy to sip on ice.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Lots of smoke and well balanced
 
David
David,
This is, hands down, my go-to scotch. Just the right amount of bite and bold flavor, but balanced beautifully with smooth sweetness. Two fingers of this, neat, on a cold autumn Sunday evening: bliss.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Tastes simple, clean. You could drink this all night. Like I like my ladies.
 
Norman
Norman,
First Scotch I was introduced to and now one of my favorites but, I’m sorry, I buy it on base for $29.95 a bottle
 
Donald
Donald,
My personal favorite.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Distinct floral notes with cinnamon, pepper, citrus, and mango with a long creamy finish.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Amazingly smooth
 
Ryan
Ryan,
you always remember the first time. while nothing is perfect this was the smooth scotch that taught me the spirit isn't always a harsh drink. the name is accurate " the smooth flowing one" will always have this one on hand.
 
John
John,
Hard to imagine a much better drink at the price being asked
 
guest
guest,
Excellent
 
Alex
Alex,
LOVE!
 
guest
guest,
Honestly had higher expectations
 
Mark
Mark,
Greatness
 
Stefan
Stefan,
Delicous, one of my favourites.. easy to drink, great aftertaste
 
Gary
Gary,
Perfectly balanced and smooth
 
guest
guest,
Love this. Smokey with some oak. Bravo.
 
Jon
Jon,
A very interesting combination of American oak and European oak casks. Spicy dram with vanilla and wood spices...
 
Richard
Richard,
I got vanilla and oak on the nose. Cinnamon ice cream with caramel sauceon the palate. A little sherry at the end. It had a long and creamy finish. I really enjoyed this.
 
guest
guest,
One of my fav:)
 
Brad
Brad,
Buttery at the start of the bottle. Creamy spiciness to finish.
 
guest
guest,
Smokey and smooth.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Very nice
 
Edward
Edward,
Awesome - beautiful flavour
 
guest
guest,
Very nice. Especially the aftertaste. Perfect in combination with some dark chocolate.
 
guest
guest,
Always hated scotch till I tried this.
 
Alejandro
Alejandro,
Thank you very much indeed for this pleasant moment of enjoyment.
 
guest
guest,
Decent whisky it's Carmel colored and chill filtered. I'd order it at a bar if it's all they had. Much better whisky out there.
 
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