The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask Selection

It was 90 degrees this weekend in Boston! The whisky drinking days are slowly disappearing but, fear not, I have a few more posts before that happens.

This little guy (50ml) I got for free at the liquor store because they couldn’t get it to scan. It was an absolute win for me. I always say if you want to try a whisky and they have it in miniature form go for the little one. The last thing you want to do is buy a full bottle of whisky you don’t know if you’ll enjoy.

This 14 Year expression is matured in bourbon and sherry casks before it spends 6 months in high quality ex-cognac casks.

Nose: raisins, cognac, sweet, fruit and honey
Palate: citrus, raisins, chocolate, and pears
Finish: smooth, cognac and raisins
Cost: $50-$60 (MSRP)
ABV: 40%

Don’t let the sweet smell of this whisky fool you. You take a whiff, and you automatically think it will be a sweet whisky, but it is not. What you do get is a creamy, smooth whisky with notes of citrus and raisins in the forefront. You do get slight hints of sweetness, but they don’t distract you from the delicious ripe raisins and all the other notes.

This whisky is beautifully made and it’s perfect for those who are starting their whisky journey. Not only is it a quality product but at this price point for a 14-year whisky, you simply can’t go wrong.


Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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