Gordon & MacPhail’s Braes of Glenlivet Tasting Notes

Posted: February 11, 2013 in Braes of Glenlivet, Scotch Whisky A-G

Gordon & MacPhail Braes of Glenlivet 1975 (33 year old) 43%

Refill American Hogsheads/ Dist: June 1975 Btl: June 2008/ Tasted: Jan 2013

A lovely, oily and mature nose. Initially the aromas are quite grassy with some moist apricot and an almost gristy character, which is amazing given its age. It has some delightful sugared moments along with hints of lightly creamy and sawdusty oak. With time hints of raisinated fruit and spice appear. 

The palate is fresh and lightly oiled, beginning with gentle vanilla with flecks of toffee. Lightly grassy on the middle with some soft apricot and barley. It has a lovely, fresh intensity, which again is impressive considering its age; in fact you would have thought it was only half that age. Lovely, dry spice finish with a very light bittering from the wood, but the moist fruit return to offset. Lip smackingly good!

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