The rich palate of the 18 Year Old is the result of a combination of several different cask types.
The Glenlivet Master Distiller Alan Winchester has a wealth of quality casks to choose from when creating this complex expression, with American and European Oak, first and second fill, all playing their parts.
European Oak imparts spicy hints and brings additional complexity.
First-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness.
Character: The balanced and elegant one
Colour: Old gold with apricot hues
Nose: Rich fruit aromas and toffee notes
Palate: Wonderfully balanced, with bursts of sweet oranges
Finish: Long, with spice and moist raisin notes
International Spirits Challenge 2021 – Gold Award
Classic Serve: Ultimate Speyside Old Fashioned
• 50ml The Glenlivet 18 year old
• 5 grams unrefined cane sugar
• 2 dashes *perfect bitters blend
How to Serve :
The Old-Fashioned is traditionally made in the tumbler in which it is served. Add the unrefined caster sugar into the glass and add a little whisky and ice. Stir slowly to dissolve the sugar for about half a minute, add a little more whisky and the bitters and continue to stir for another minute. Add the remaining whisky and stir, taste for balance and adjust if necessary. Garnish with a large orange twist expressed over the surface of the drink.
Mix two parts of Angostura bitters with single parts of Bob’s Bitters Orange and Mandarin, Fee Brother’s Plum and Peychaud’s bitters. Leave to marry for at least a couple of hours. Feel free to experiment with your own version of perfect bitters