Review #801 – The Glenlivet 1995 20yr Signatory Vintage

Review #801 | /r/Scotch Review #272 – Glenlivet 1995 20yr Signatory Vintage First Fill Sherry

The Schtick: This is a Signatory Vintage release of Glenlivet distillate that has been aged in a first fill sherry cask for 20 years. It is bottled at cask strength and received no filtering or coloring.

Distiller: The Glenlivet

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

ABV: 57.4% ABV

Age: 20 Years

Source: Sample

Nose: Cocoa, butter, pipe tobacco. Jammy fruits, toffee.

Taste: Thick and rich, but lots of heat. Toffee, tobacco, cream. Stone fruits, jammy, rich sherry. Plums, figs, cherries. Sulfur and pepper.

Finish: Long, some heat. Sulfur, pepper, tobacco, cream, cocoa and sherry. Grows bitter.

Overall: Super rich but a bit too much sulfur. I think I really prefer the 12-16 year releases of these Glenlivets in FF Sherry. This was still good, but couldn’t reach as high as some of the others.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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