The Glenlivet 15 Years Of Age French Oak Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whiskey gets its distinctive rich and exotic character from a process of selective maturation in which a proportion of the spirit has matured in French oak casks. The Glenlivet was one of the first to use French oak for making whiskey, a technique that has since been imitated the world over. The Limousin oak used is cut in France's Dordogne region of France, which has often used to mature cognacs. Its low density allows the whiskey to sink deep into the wood. The Glenlivet distillers carefully control how long the whiskey matures in the casks so as not to overpower the desired result: a unique, pleasing spiciness.
The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve Whiskey has an intense golden color and aromas of butter, caramel, and whipped cream. On the palate, the whiskey is slightly fruity, with notes of baked apples and cinnamon spice leading to a finish accented by almonds, nutmeg and pie crust. It gives lingering finish with notes of sweet almond and spice. It is best to enjoy with full-flavored venison dishes. Enjoy!