The Glenlivet XXV
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  • cinnamon
  • dark chocolate
  • citrus
  • raisin
  • leather
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • figs
  • fruit

The Glenlivet

XXV (0.75l, 43%)
Price $458.99

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Character Goatson
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.
 
Whisky-lovers are fond of tossing superlatives about. They speak of amber drams in glowing terms of adoration. Glenlivet XXV sends one scrambling to the thesaurus, desperate to find new words or phrases to raise the bar. This one is special.
 
The first thing that you notice is the color. It’s deep, rich hue comes not from peat or char, but from simple aging without chill-filtering. And while all Glenlivet Whiskies age in ex-Bourbon casks, this 25-year buried treasure spends its last two years in first-fill Sherry casks, lending a gentle sweetness and hint of cinnamon. But lovely as it is to the eye, it is the aroma that will get you. No, not aroma… the perfume alone might seduce you. But taste it you will, and then you will understand. 
 
"Saints preserve us! Should the devil offer a dram of Glenlivet XXV in exchange for my soul in purgatory, the temptation might be too long considered."
 
— Uncle Flaviar


*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

**Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.
 
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Appearance / Color
Rich, dark mahogany  
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dark chocolate and white raisins… complex, deep, and wonderful.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Silky leather, dark chocolate, and perhaps caramelized brûlée and a dash of cinnamon. 
 
Finish 
Beautiful, elegant, lingering, with a tad of citrus spice wafting in the air that opens more with a splash.
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  • cinnamon
  • dark chocolate
  • citrus
  • raisin
  • leather
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • figs
  • fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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