Glenlivet Distillery was founded in 1824 by George Smith at Upper Drumin Farm, which he inherited from his father Andrew Smith, who had been distilling on site since 1774.
The distillery remained in hands of the founding family until 1978 when it was acquired by Seagram. Since 2001 it has been owned by Pernod Ricard. Glenlivet 29 years old is one of the rarest bottlings from that distillery. The whisky distilled in 1963, when Glenlivet still operated own floor maltings, was aged in two ex-sherry casks (nos. 269-270) and bottled in October 1992 at natural strength of 52.1% abv as part of Signatory Vintage Collection. Only 500 bottles were produced. Glenlivet 1963 is an example of “old school” heavily sherried whisky, which in today’s world practically don’t exist.
Nose: very heavy sherry notes, espresso, dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco, lapsang souchong tea, soy sauce, mixed dried fruits and distant whiff of smoke.
Palate: very rich, raisins, prunes, bitter orange marmalade, dried apricots and dates, smoked ham, licorice, dark chocolate, hints of nutmeg and oak tannins.
Finish: extremely long and powerful, with load of dried fruits, roasted almonds, maple syrup, dark chocolate and fading hints of smoke.
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44, 105, 106, 107 / 210