The 15 Year Old Glenlivet gets its distinctive rich and exotic character from a process of selective maturation in which a proportion of the spirit is matured in French oak casks. In fact, Glenlivet were one of the first to use French oak for making whisky, a technique that has since been imitated the world over.
The Limousin oak used is cut in France's Dordogne region, where it's often used to mature cognacs.
Its low density allows whisky to sink deep into the wood, and we carefully control how long the whisky matures in the casks so as not to overpower the desired result: a unique, pleasing spiciness.
French Limousin Oak
Sweet fruits, delicate spice
Deep, intense gold
Creamy, rich, buttery
Fruit and nut
Lingering, sweet almond and spice