Private Collection 1978 from Glenlivet Distillery
The Glenlivet spirit continues to command respect and is highly revered around the world for its exceptionally smooth character and our Gordon & MacPhail 1978 from Glenlivet Distillery truly delivers on this promise. Matured in a refill Sherry hogshead, this exquisite single malt delicately balances sweet sherried aromas with warming chilli and orange marmalade notes on the palate.
Sweet sherried aromas weave into layers of roasted hazelnut, soft fudge, milk chocolate, and plump, rumsoaked raisins. Flashes of fresh citrus peel break through and, combined with polish notes, balance the sweetness.
Smooth and spicy; warm demerara sugar disperses over warming chilli, cinnamon, and clove spice flavours. Intense, thick-cut orange marmalade notes unfold into a lingering charred oak edge.
Long, spicy, refined, and well-balanced.