Character: The intense and opulent one
Colour: Rich amber with ripe gold hues
Nose: Dark chocolate with scents of dried sultanas
Palate: Silky, sweet and caressing with cinnamon notes
Finish: Incredibly long, rich and balanced
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Aromas of spiced apples and leather are bold. The palate starts silky smooth with cinnamon raisin, pastry and moderate campfire smoke. The texture turns somewhat grainy and finishes with salted caramel and earthy complexity. (Apr 2014)
The Glenlivet XXV is the perfect tribute to the skill and judgment of the craftsmen involved in making this special whisky. The original new spirit character, fruity and floral, has been faithfully retained during years of careful maturation. The final finish in rare ex-sherry butts yields a sublime, intense whisky of powerful yet elegant character.
Intense, complex, perfectly balanced. Enticing oakiness, spicy creaminess. Silky, caressing.
Rich amber with ripe gold hues.
Intense, deep, creamy. The sherry shows itself with luscious fruity and spicy notes. Enticing scents of exotic wood. Creamier notes rising. Orange crème brülée; candied fruit; pineapple.
Silky and caressing. Sweet at first then releasing a full bunch of spices; ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Developing dark chocolate and orange peel flavors.
Dry, spicy. Keeps teasing the tastebuds all the way through and comes back on a sweeter fruity note.