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The Glenlivet Illicit Still

SKU d8fb145c314d Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tags Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Glenlivet Illicit

$62.49

Size
750ml, bottle

The Glenlivet Illicit Still is a limited-edition single malt Scotch whisky inspired by the distillery's illicit past. It's matured in refurbished sherry casks and bottled at 48% ABV, offering a richer and more complex taste than the standard Glenlivet 12 year old. Unlike many modern whiskies, it's also non-chill filtered, preserving a more natural taste and mouthfeel.

Description

Aroma

The initial nosing reveals a delightful sweetness, redolent of fresh malt and vanilla. Hints of sherry emerge, carrying notes of dried fruits like raisins and figs, intertwined with a touch of oak. A subtle spiciness peeks through, hinting at cinnamon and clove.

Palate

The first sip delivers a burst of flavor, where the sherry cask influence truly shines. Rich, dark fruits like plums and cherries mingle with honeyed sweetness and a warming wave of spice. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger add depth, while the malty character from the barley remains present.

Finish

The long and warming finish persists, carrying an aftertaste that mirrors the initial flavor profile. The sweetness gradually diminishes, allowing the enduring hints of spice and dried fruit to linger. A delicate hint of oak dryness complements the overall experience, enticing you to take another sip.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

48%

Country

Scotland

Region

Speyside

Brand

The Glenlivet

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

On the nose, tropical, fresh and summery aromas with ripe pineapple, vanilla fudge and coconut.

Palate

Palate

On the palate, rich fruity notes of peaches in syrup, poached pears and soft caramel.

Finish

Finish

An exceptionally long, sweet and smooth finish.