Over the course of 18 years Glenlivet's Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, takes this expression through a combination of cask types, including both first and second-fill American oak (for tropical fruitiness) and ex-sherry oak (for spicy complexity).
The result of this deft navigation of the distilling arts is a gorgeous single malt that is complex, yet elegant and balanced.
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old has won more awards than any other expression; every bottle is a true example of the quality and taste of The Glenlivet.
Any bottle deserves pride of place in your cabinet… perhaps to be held back for a fitting occasion?
It is, after all, crafted to impress.
First and Second Fill American Oak and ex-Sherry casks
Ripe citrus, winter spice
Old gold, apricot
Rich fruit, toffee
Balanced, bursts of sweet orange
Long, with raisins and spice