Glenlivet 1981 Signatory K&L
Added on Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 at 01:52 AM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 33 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1981 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 51.10 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores

Refill Sherry Hogshead     115 bottles     Hand picked by K&L Wine Merchants

$400 on release 

Member Ratings and Notes

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.  


A really excellent anytime malt.


N: Malty sherry with whiffs of milk chocolate.

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).


n:  Salted caramel.  mmm


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.

(no notes) 

Deep and rich dried red fruit in vanilla cream, touch of leather, and dark oak. This is dense and full-bodied with milk chocolate and cherry jam in the warm burnt butter finish. Malty and complex.


Best aspect is the super long and delicious aftertaste.

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