AGED: 16 years
DISTILLED ON: December 9, 1997
BOTTLE ON: October 14, 2014
MATURED IN: Hogshead
CASK NO: 19493
BOTTLE NO: of 378
Founded as “Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery,” this Speyside distillery is currently owned by Diageo. Once used as a mill, the building was converted in 1896, and today the distillery operates six stills and has a capacity of 4,000,000 litres per year.
NOSE: Slightly spicy and drying, overall. Toffee apples and hints of honeycomb. Becomes fruitier: ripe autumn fruits combined with red berry sharpness. Some golden syrup sweetness. Reassuringly well balanced. Adding water brings up a waxier note initially, with traces of sweet chestnut and and then a whiff of smoke or charred wood.
TASTE: Without water, the flavor is sweet to start then drying in the finish. Warming, light and smooth; tending to delicate. Fresh fruit with spicy top notes.
FINISH: Drying. Pears and digestive biscuits, then delicately spiced with notes of cinnamon.
PER CS: 6
SIZE: 750 mL