Glenlivet 15 French Oak Reserve Review

This is part of the Glenlivet core lineup. It’s a 15 y ear expression that was matured in French Limousin oak casks and bottled at 40% ABV.

Nose: Very sweet and rich seasoned oak. Lots of vanilla with honey topped barley with delicate spices.

Palate: Again, sweet up front with marzipan, honey, and vanilla. Malt blended with black pepper and other spices toward rear palate. Oak becoming slightly bitter.

Finish: Short finish with seasoned oak and pepper – slightly bitter.

Rating: 85/100 – Good but could be a lot better I suspect at even 46% ABV.

Value for the money: These retail around $45 which is a fair price.

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