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Review: Glenlivet 16 Year (Cask 6060)

by Chris Perugini

Say it with me, class. “Sherried Glenlivet is the best kind of Glenlivet.”

I wish Glenlivet did more heavily sherried expressions. The fruity undertones of the distillery really do well with the spice and toffee influence that comes with time in a sherry cask.

I’ve preached this a lot over the years and after this review, you’ll see why. This Glenlivet 16 year old is a single cask offering from 2nd Fill Sherry Butt #6060. It was distilled in 2001 and bottled at 57.5% ABV in May of 2017, so this is hot off the bottling line. Thanks to Nate from Single Malt Daily for the hookup!

Glenlivet 16 Year (Cask 6060) - 57.5% ABV
Category Notes
Appearance Copper
Nose Apple crisp, caramel, toffee, Christmas spices, pencil shavings, red berries, dark chocolate, ground clove, just a hint of apple cider vinegar, almonds
Taste Fresh-baked apple pie, stewed fruits, orange peel, chocolate covered cherries, oloroso sherry, spicy oak, walnuts, honeydew melon, cacao nibs. The more time that passes, the more chocolate influence.
Finish Wow, VERY chocolatey, like a mug of warm cocoa, big spice, some vanilla and oak, fruit salad in the background.
Overall Thoughts Sherry casks and 15+ years of age does something magical to Glenlivet and this single cask whisky is no exception. There's a nice evolution from nose to palate to finish. Nice choice by the folks at The Glenlivet for choosing this one!
Total Score 91/100

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