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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Glenlivet 27 yo (1980/2007), OMC, 50 %

Review #182
This Old Malt Cask is from a refill hogshead and 222 bottles were made. It is from cask no DL 3842. Vanilla and a delicate wood influence in the smell. I get some hints of marzipan and nuts in the background as well.

A lot more is going on in the taste but it is still the same things. More wood though and the vanilla slips more in the background waiting for the finish.

Normally I love the Old Malt Cask whiskies, but for a 27 year old Glenlivet, it disappointed a bit. Mostly in the nose and the complexity. Giving it water doesn’t quite help on my opinion, as I just get some stronger alcohol notes. I will give this 86/100 (21/21/21/21).

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