The KOTQ has enjoyed 5 tastings from the The Glenlivet distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
The Glenlivet Speyside 1824 – Today Chivas Regal, Royal Salute
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Pernod Ricard Josies Well 5,800,000 liters/year
       
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THE GLENLIVET French Oak 00Q3 – THE GLENLIVET 12 French Oak [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Definitely darker than The Glenlivet 12 – Reddish
Nutty – penetrating (Acorn)
Majorly thick legs Narrow on the tongue; sharper a
Deeper, lovely
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Centennial
Dark Blonde
Full
Round
Mild mannered
Sweet
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Cyclone
Brown and orange intermingled
Molasses, sweet
Less than water – quick flat on glass
Really slippery
Less lingering than The Glenlivet 12
A little darker than The Glenlivet 12 yet lighter and smoother
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Irving
Nut brown
Faint sherry
Mouthful, robust
All sherry
Pass the bottle!
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Lakeview
Brown
Light talc
Sharp Nasal burn
Lovely
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Tao
Slightly darker than The Glenlivet 12
Much lighter than The Glenlivet 12
Ave
Smooth & Sweet
Much smoother than The Glenlivet 12
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000

THE GLENLIVET yo 00Q3 – THE GLENLIVET 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Clear; tan
Delicate
Firm
Refreshing
Short, non-threatening
A profile of constraint. Seems like a Highland
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Centennial
Light blonde
Flowery
Wispy
Sharp
Full-to-nose
Likable
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Cyclone
Apple Juice
Light molasses, medicinal
Wet dripping paint
Light and silky
Lingering light tang
Likes to hit and stay
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Irving
Light Amber
Spring Flower Lightly Soapy
Thin
Sherry, shallow
Lingers
Surprisingly constrained for this overmarketed single malt
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Lakeview
Golden
Sweet/Supple
Pixie-Styx like
Smooth
A fine scotch to begin our meeting
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Tao
Amber
Straight Ahead
Ave
Smooth, light
Clean
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000

THE GLENLIVET yo 03Q3 – THE GLENLIVET 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

THE GLENLIVET yo 00Q3 – THE GLENLIVET 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Perfect dark amber
Light – Breezy
Firm like The Glenlivet 12
Enveloping smooth
Warmer
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Centennial
Dark
Cherry
Fuller
Smoothest
Woody
Da best, lovely
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Cyclone
Consistent Light Brown
Sharper more medicinal
Wet rock just a touch
There…then gone 3 phased: sweet, “sharp attach”,
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Irving
Brewed Iced Tea
Light sherry
Long legs
Apricot, hot, esters
Not as matured or as refined as one would expect of an 18
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Lakeview
Amber
Medicinal
Gentle
Warm
More enjoyable than The Glenlivet 12
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Tao
Honey
Slight
Same as The GlenLivet 12
Ultra smooth
Not that much better per age – if any than The Glenlivet 12 or The Glenlivet 12 – French Oak. Prefer the French Oak.
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000

THE GLENLIVET yo 03Q3 – THE GLENLIVET 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]