Glenlivet 1996 Signatory K&L Cask Strength
Added on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 02:59 AM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 19 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1996 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.90 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores
First fill Sherry Butt bottled at Cask-strength.
Cask 83265 Distilled: 20.05.1996  Bottled: 30.09.2015 
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: Vanilla cake dough, maple and sticky honey. Hint of pink bubblegum and more red berry jam. Faint hint of sulphur and tar.

 

t: very rich and dense - dried strawberries, dense oak, and dark vanilla throughout. Bit of cherry cough syrup density and sweetness with a white chocolate waxyness in the finish. More chewy oak and tobacco in the long end. Delicious - a treat of a whisky to sip on.  [A-/B+]

 

The cask strength really made this a better whisky than the previous 1996 Glenlivet 19 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Signatory 46%ABV, Cask #105477 release. 

 
Andy
 

n:  Fig newtons.  Definitely a lot of spice on this one

 

p:   Semi-sweet dried fruit (apricots, figs dates.)  Well seasoned cedar.  This could easily be mistaken for an old sherry cask and would almost be an elite one except that the finish doesn't show the maturity (falls apart a bit fast although some flavor does linger.)

 

A well selected cask.  B+/A- 

 
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