Showing posts from September, 2023

[Quick review] The Glenlivet - 1949 Gordon & Macphail Private Collection 49.3%

Distillery:  The Glenlivet Bottler:  Gordon & MacPhail Age:  74 years old Distilled:  01/01/1949 Bottled:  06/03/2023 Cask:   Refill Sherry Butt Abv:  49.3% Unchillfiltered:  Yes Natural Colour:  Yes Nb of bottles:  192 Extra:  Cask #1 1 (Private Collection) My tasting notes: Nose: Rich & oaky, old bookcase, candied orange, rich silky caramel, macadamia nuts, brown sugar, dark fruit, hints of candlewax, stewed caramelised apples, linseed oil, hints of smoke, slight leather. Wow… Palate: Concentrated flavours, old wood, polish, leather, treacle, oak spice, hints of ash and cedar wood, mouth coating & waxy, dark dried fruit. After a few minutes, some green mint appears, orange, slight umami. Stunning! Finish: Long lasting, fruit & nuts, oak spice, slight smoke still, prunes, dried mangoes, hints of earthiness. With water: More sweetness on the nose with more fruit/orange. The palate gets more citrus & some old bottle notes. The finish gains in demerara sugar. What