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    The Glenlivet 15 Yo French Oak Reserve Reviews

    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve 81
    Based on 16 reviews.
    Rated on a scale of 50 to 99
    Distillery
    The Glenlivet
    Style
    Single Malt
    Release
    Unspecified
    Age
    15 Years
    Alcohol
    40% abv.
    Region
    Scotland, Speyside
    Bottled For
    Distillery

    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve is beautifully structured with an interplay of fruits and spices. The aroma is intense and sweet with hints of citrus fruit. A full palate contrasts notes of ripe mango with cinnamon and white pepper. This leads into a long and creamy finish balanced by a teasing, spicy dryness conferred by selective maturation in new French Oak casks.

    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Anonymous

    9250/99
    Color
    Pristine. Similar to urine after a ruff night of drinking.
    Nose
    Nose....you don't drink this through your nose, deserves only oral consumption.
    Body
    Really weird, I want my belly not my mouth. It makes me sad sitting in my mouth.
    Palate
    Not sure if its the Caribbean Jerk wings or the slight pepperery ending but damn, I want more.
    Finish
    First after I swallow it I go back for more, can't leave your pallet dry. The only change I notice from start to finish is the dwindilling effect to my sobriety.

    Wow,this is fantastic. Ate wings tonight and drank half a bottle. Awesome finish of pepper. But dissipates after 5th glass.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Michael Brutsman

    8350/99
    Color
    amber
    Nose
    fruity
    Body
    Smooth and thin
    Palate
    Perhaps vanilla and orangepeel uncovering the french cask
    Finish
    short finish but very enjoyable with the light smoke coming through

    Very nice great finish nice and neat flavors opened well

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Anonymous

    8250/99
    Color
    light golden, honey colored
    Nose
    very little peat smoke. a little malty, slightly floral, with a bit of a bourbon scent
    Body
    moderate body, easy to drink. not a chewy scotch. feels a little warming in the throat but lacks real punch
    Palate
    mild and pleasing but not overpowering. it tastes of mild fruit essences with a little spice on the back. a tannic bitterness from the oak briefly pokes through
    Finish
    mildly warming, pleasant finish but brief. it finishes like warm maple syrup followed by buttermilk. nice, clean finish, but not particularly memorable. clean, pure flavors but short lived. i would consume it during the course of a good dinner of beef and save a more pronounced libation for afterwards
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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Artin

    9050/99
    Color
    light gold
    Nose
    fruity
    Body
    light
    Palate
    pineapple, almond, suprisingly no peat
    Finish
    not a long finish but very smooth

    not your usual single malt scotch, lacks peat, aging in wine barrels adds new dimension, overall a very good scotch

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Pick

    8550/99
    Color
    Amber-
    Nose
    The nose is subtle... main notes are floral and caramel, but there are also hints of honey, cherry, citrus fruit, and oddly after it breathes a while I smell a tiny little wisp of play-doh in it. Overall, pleasing nose.
    Body
    Light – Medium
    Palate
    Smooth and easy... strong oaky and floral flavor with caramel.
    Finish
    Short and slightly warming. The caramel/oak perseveres for about a minute.

    While I don't consider this one of my "must have at all times" Whiskys... it is a very pleasing dram. It is complex, drinkable and overall delightful... just not among the top tier. I would definitely recommend to friends though, as this is well worth the price.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Leo

    8950/99
    Color
    light golden,pale
    Nose
    Very subtle, light touch of citrus and vanilla
    Body
    Not really full bodied, but very smooth. A slight nip on the tongue.
    Palate
    Mild oak and smoke, some floral notes and caramel.
    Finish
    A very quick finish, very smooth to the end, with a wisp of wood smoke.

    Having tried, and enjoyed the 12 year old, I was anxious to try this one. I was not disappointed. I found this to be very smooth and enjoyable. I could best describe this to be soft and subtle. I would buy this again and not be afraid to serve this to friends.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Bacon

    8050/99
    Color
    Light Amber
    Nose
    Fruity, touch of citrus, light oak, mellow
    Body
    Medium light
    Palate
    Starts sweet and mellow then a wave of tang and mild smoke follows.
    Finish
    Nice long finish, smooth and even. Totally satisfying.

    Has elevated in my opinion after several visits. One of my favorites so far.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Blake130

    8550/99
    Color
    Warm Gold, Honey
    Nose
    Flowery with fresh apple, and definitely oak
    Body
    Soft and rounded
    Palate
    Honey, apples, and peaches.
    Finish
    a shorter finish, crisp with oakiness and just a hint of smoke

    I find this a good "go to" scotch. Great in the evening after dinner since it is a bit sweet to me

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Yeahalex

    6550/99
    Color
    caramel - it has caramel in it :)
    Nose
    very fruity, mince pie smells, oak sweetness, mild lemon undertones
    Body
    smooth, medium bodied, some have even said watery. it's not watery, but definitely not an oily dram.
    Palate
    ripe fruit, a lot of oak, subtle but noticeable bitter undertones, oak fruit clashes with the whisky underneath
    Finish
    quick primary finish but then another background finish persists, a subtle bitter flavour with dry oak. sudden initial finish makes the whisky taste less complex.

    Not a bad whisky, but certainly not a great one either. The finish is quick although there are slightly bitter undertones and oak flavours which linger. The french oak adds a slightly odd mince-pie dimension to the fruit and clashes somewhat. It is a little too much like a dessert whisky for my taste.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Evan'sWhiskyNL

    8550/99
    Color
    Honey
    Nose
    Honey, vanilla, cherries and mango
    Body
    Smooth, easy drinking whisky
    Palate
    More honey and fruit consistent with the nose
    Finish
    Short but pleasent, lingers on the tongue for a short time then dissappears

    Great whisky, was surprised by how smooth it was for the price. an improvement on the 12 yr old which is saying something as that is one of my favorite younger whiskies. As good as it is however it does lack complexity and the finish isn't overly long.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by ChadDavis

    7850/99
    Color
    Honey, Gold
    Nose
    Light aroma, orange peel. Even with my hand cupped over the glass, it does not show a strong nose.
    Body
    Warm and smooth. Burns only the very tip of my tongue. Very refined with no harshness to speak of. This is head and shoulders above the bar variety Glenlivet 12.
    Palate
    Nuts, butter, not sweet at all. No hint of fruits or Sherry. Mild smokiness, but I drank it neat. It may need a piece of ice or a splash of cold water.
    Finish
    Not a very long finish. Very easy to drink. Very simple profile, nothing mysterious here.

    I am surprised how tasty this 15 year offering is. I went to the store on a quest for $50.00 single malts to buy for my groomsmen. I was skeptical that it could be done. The salesman called the distributor and then cracked the bottle for me. I was elated that $52.00 actually bought a very smooth and drinkable Scotch. I am happy with the purchase, as are my friends. In fact, I am down to 1/4th of a bottle already. Good for gift giving and everyday comsumption. It is not "the best" Scotch, but it is better than most people will ever drink. Take it from a Scotsman.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Anonymous

    7150/99
    Color
    Full gold
    Nose
    Light citrus fruit, a hint of oak and ginger
    Body
    Thin and light
    Palate
    Sweet vanilla with smooth woodiness-hints of light fruit
    Finish
    The finish is what killed it- thin and quick with an antiseptic feel

    A decent whisky but not worth the money

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Dramiel McHinson

    7850/99
    Color
    Dark Straw
    Nose
    Light aromas of toasted cereal, a little fruit syrup and raisins, hint of oak with a floral background
    Body
    medium body, slightly buttery
    Palate
    Starts with a lightly sweet toasted cereal, quickly gets drier as the Limousin oak kicks in with a spicey aromatic crispness.
    Finish
    medium finish with a hint of vanilla and the dry spiciness of the Limousin oak.

    The difference in the flavor profile from the limousin oak compared to the usual bourbon oak is very distinct.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Colin

    8150/99
    Color
    Pure Gold
    Nose
    Lots of alcohol. Some citrus. Over ripe mango.
    Body
    Very light and creamy. Wet.
    Palate
    There's something very striking in the nose when you taste it. Fruity and playful. Vanilla pudding.
    Finish
    Easy. A slow fade of delicate flavors. Ends cleanly.

    This is my first taste of this bottle. I didn't expect I'd like this one as much as i do. It's a very delicate and structured malt with nothing that would offend an inexperienced whisky drinker. Its yumminess makes it a good desert whisky.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Saul

    7550/99
    Color
    Golden
    Nose
    Too much alcohol to appreciate the nose full strength
    Body
    Thick and grows thicker.
    Palate
    Wood smoke. Tangy. High flavour notes.
    Finish
    Long. Start out slow. Nice and warm in the back of my throat, and the warmness slowly spreads downwards and fades out. Light.

    Not offensive. Fun to drink, but not very complex.

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    The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
    Review by Fyoder

    7050/99
    Color
    Darker honey.
    Nose
    Rosey, Formaldehyde.
    Body
    Thin. Wet. Mild.
    Palate
    Malt. A bit smoky. Salt. Ripe fruit. A bit citrusy.
    Finish
    long, long, long

    decent

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