oak
spicy
creamy vanilla
almonds
floral
fruit
strawberry
green apple
honey
Spiral The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve

The Glenlivet
15 Year Old French Oak Reserve
Reviews and 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
Price:
$63.99
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The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve is adored for its oak, spicy, creamy vanilla and almonds flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at The Glenlivet distillery, Speyside.

Based on 267 votes, the average rating for The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve is 8.2/10.

Top reviews for The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve:

— Love this. SOO smooth and so good.

— Your not going to find a smoother scotch, Smokey enough to taste but not a major note, mild sweetness from the oak, quality from nose to finish.

— I have been drinking whiskey for years but just now fine tuning my pallet. This is a wonderful whiskey that has perfect flavor. It is smooth and satisfying. So many wonderful flavors. One of my top 10 right now.

The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve

(0.75l, 40%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve
Oskari
Oskari,
Oakier than the 18 and not quite as good but still well worth the money.
 
Gary
Gary,
Very impressed with this one, almost as good as 18 yr old Glenlivet but much less expensive. I plan to re-stock for my home bar.
 
Örn
Örn,
One of my favourite
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This Whiskey is excellent, altho maybe a little over-priced. My only complaint is it's really mild, enjoyable but not a lot of complexity for $60+ scotch (I paid $90 for it locally, yikes). I can really smell the green apple which is nice, and a little bit of spice. I'll try this one again periodically, and it deserves a high rating, but i prefer whiskies that are a little more challenging at this price.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Very smooth Has a sweet finish A beginners scotch Everyone will like Recommend
 
Chris
Chris,
I keep coming back to this favorite. Very smooth, great oak finish. Like a scotch is supposed to taste. Drink it neat, and at room temperature.
 
Stuart
Stuart,
Classic, smooth with a twist of spice
 
Farren
Farren,
I really enjoyed this one, very smooth and buttery with caramel notes on the front with a nice sharp smoky finish. I recommend this for anyone who likes a good scotch, drink it neat for a nice flavor composition
 
Tolga
Tolga,
Smooth, spicy and deliciously oaky
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Surprisingly smooth from the very first sip.
 
Devin
Devin,
Love this. SOO smooth and so good.
 
Paul
Paul,
On the nose- Honey, dark chocolate, oak, Apple and raisin. Palate- Sweet-and-sour with a touch of spice, Lemon peel, honeycomb, dates, Yellow raisins, apricots, and cashews Conclusion- Very thin and short finish with some astringency.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Your not going to find a smoother scotch, Smokey enough to taste but not a major note, mild sweetness from the oak, quality from nose to finish.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
I have been drinking whiskey for years but just now fine tuning my pallet. This is a wonderful whiskey that has perfect flavor. It is smooth and satisfying. So many wonderful flavors. One of my top 10 right now.
 
Mehdi
Mehdi,
Easy everyday drink.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Excellent single malt. Almost TOO good for a highball, this is a smooth sipping Scotch that pays it's name full dues. Sweet and smoky, rich mouth feel and a blast of peaty rye in the finish. Smooth as can be asked for, and complex enough to entertain a tasting snob, it's an excellent mid-shelf drink that will offer something for everyone.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Rich and oaky. Fudge. Spices. Cinnamon. Long finish
 
Joshua
Joshua,
One of favorite Scotch, hands down. Back in 2012 when I was in the military, I got this as a drawer bottle for work from the BX... When one day a co-worker came in and was having a really bad day, I busted it out and we both had a little glass to help cut the tension of the day. All the ill feelings from the day melted away and all we could comment on was how good this Scotch was. Makes for great memories!
 
Mike
Mike,
Great Scotch, a step below the 18, but solid nonetheless
 
Maurice
Maurice,
Favorite Single malt
 
Eric
Eric,
Very smooth, odd finishing flavor. Lacks initial flavor.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Nice to have a sweet scotch that doesn’t rely on sherry.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Not horrible, the finish left a bad taste. Will not purchase again.
 
Russell
Russell,
Probably the best value for a scotch I got in 2018. The French Oak is apparent without being overly bitter, and it’s sweetness is tempered by the oak and secondary flavors of rich fruit.
 
Dave
Dave,
Not a fan of the French Oak influence
 
John
John,
Wonderful scotch, and affordable. Best Whisky out there for under $60/bottle
 
guest
guest,
Wonderful dram. Tastes like a 15 yr should.
 
guest
guest,
P drei, 👌🏼
 
Paul
Paul,
So far this is my favorite bang for your buck whisky. Smooth and tasty. Sipping with a nice cigar and you forget all about the long day at work. I enjoy this better than the any other whisky within $50 of the price.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Good one. Balanced between sweet and dry. Smooth without being oily or heavy. Doesn't beat your face in with a thousand flavors. Tastes like Scotch should....not a candy basket with bog water, and a bouquet if flowers. Just Whisky.
 
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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