Glenlivet 16 (K&L Signatory Vintage 1997 selection) Review

This is a 16 year Glenlivet expression matured in a first fill sherry butt and bottled at 46% ABV. This was part of a mystery review/swap hence the cryptic label.

Nose: Very rich and sweet sherry – not quite as fruity as the Glenlivet 18, but a bit more complex with tobacco, figs, and bananas.

Palate: Smoky oak with sherry taking on a manzanilla type profile.

Finish: Bitter oak with dark fruits, slightly astringent, but lasts a long time.

Rating: 86/100 – Not quite as good as the Glenlivet 18 OB, but a very nice IB.

Value for the money: This was $80 at K&L which is a good price for this expression.

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