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The Glenlivet new make

This is not for retail but was poured for any interested Guardians of Glenlivet at WhiskyLive London 2103 at the “ready to go into cask” strength of 63.5% ABV. The nose has the spirit notes you would expect plus warm malty “banana bread” as suggested by Ian Logan of The Glenlivet. I definitely got grain and I certainly got banana but for me it was not quite integrated enough to be “banana bread”. The taste is surprisingly smooth and drinkable for new make. I am not saying it is enjoyable, but you can drink it. Some fruit notes were detectable behind the bite of alcohol. In the finish, the hot grainy spirit notes return.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Other
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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