Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Speyside, Scotland
Glenlivet has the pleasant habit of bringing us a good Single Cask Special Edition exclusive in Canada approximately every year.
This is the 2015 edition, called "Delnabo" in honor of an old distillery of the same name. It was founded in 1830 to be bought soon after by George Smith. He closed it and turned it into a farm when the construction of his distillery Glenlivet was completed in 1858.
This Single Cask, aged 19, comes from the #125995 drum and has been bottled on the 06 / 07 / 2015.
As the saying so well Cardinal Léger to his maid:
Luxury is a habit that contracts easily.
Yellow tinged with a slightly cloudy sepia.
Honey and pears, drops of dew and berries. Caramel and vanilla. The typical barley Glenlivet is more discreet for the benefit of the other elements. Alcohol is almost invisible at this stage.
Avalanche of fresh fruit in a thick syrup. Oak, apples and pears, wild spices. Leather tip at the end.
Spices and alcohol levels transport us for a long time on a dry oak board.
Another good shot of Glenlivet in this new era of whiskeys too expensive for their lack of mention of age. Well, he's not given it either, but even a tick below Tomnabat Hill is a solid screeching traffic jam.