Review #642 | /r/Scotch Review #219 – Glenlivet 9yr 2006 Signatory Vintage Unchillfiltered Collection First Fill Sherry
The Schtick: This is a release from Signatory Vintage’s UCF line. It is a 9yr Glenlivet that has been fully matured in First Fill sherry casks (type unknown).
The color on this is hella pale for FF which leads me to believe Fino or Manzanilla over something like PX and Oloroso. It could also be because of the relative youth. Who knows. I need to have myself a comprehensive sherry tasting at some point.
Distiller: Glenlivet (Speyside)
Bottler: Signatory Vintage
ABV: 46% ABV
Age: 9 Years
Nose: Sweet wine, marzipan, honey, sweet syrupy sherry notes. More caramel, toffee, honey than stewed fruits. Super sweet with a faint tinge of tobacco. Honey dew.
Taste: Thin / medium mouthfeel. Apples and pears, honey, toffee and vanilla. Marzipan, almonds, caramel and faint raspberries.
Finish: Medium, sweet with some tobacco, pepper and bready cake notes. Really toffee forward with some faint sulfur.
Overall: This is really nice but a hair thin and really one trick in the sweet vanilla, bread, pears dimension. It does really resemble Glenlivet character though, without tons of sherry character to influence it.
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