Glenlivet 1975 Signatory
Added on Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 35 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1975 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.30 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $269 Availability: Better Stores

Distilled 06/06/1975 Bottled 04/10/2010

Matured in an Oloroso Sherry Butt

Cask no. 10864   411 bottles 

Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Rich combination of nutty oloroso sherry and wood, with a nice dose of spice - a bit of anise, light nutmeg, a touch of cinnamon. A little earthy, a touch of leather. 

 

P: Leathery and woody, with some nutty sherry notes. Rich and mouth-coating, white pepper. Slight apple note and a trace of orange. 
 
F: Warm, leathery again, woody; drying in the mouth. A bit of waxy apple character as it dries, which goes more towards wood. Slightly astringent but not disagreeably so. 
 
This is pretty balanced and enjoyable with the spices; the palate is a touch simple. (Also my cork turned into cork dust upon opening this the first time which made me sad).  

 
Sku
 

Nose:  Very dry sherry notes, some mildew (not in a bad way),

 

Palate:  Very concentrated sherry, lots of wine notes, chewy mouthfeel, very complex with some cigar butt.

 

Finish: Dry, chewy, sherry.

 

Very nice stuff that argues for putting more Glenlivet in sherry casks.

 
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