YUM. Nose is floral, fruity, sweet dried fruits. Palate follows suit, it's very "clean" and goes right down, silky mouthfeel initially... fruity and nectary... turning moderately spicy, with the oak moving to the forefront in the tails of the long finish. This is emblematic of what Glenlivet can and should be, and it easily beats the other Signatory sister casks of Glenlivet released this year overseas.
P: Nectary at first, the chocolate and malt theme continues (think malt balls) on top of sherry fruit which continues into the..
F: finish which builds up the flavors but in a clean and tasty way. Kinda like the delicious soupy stuff at the bottom of a bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup on top (with some nice warmth from the abv).
p: Spices and chocolate. Christmas sprit in a glass. Salty and sweet sherry with hints of wintergreen and orange slice candy. full flavored without being hot or cloying. Just a good dram for a fireplace on a snowy night.