Heritage

15 Year Old

The 15 Year Old is deep gold in colour, and leaves behind traces of sweet almond and spice.

15 Year Old
colour

Colour

Deep, intense gold

cask

Cask

French Limousin Oak

flavour

Flavour

Sweet fruits, delicate spice

finish

Finish

Lingering, sweet almond and spice

nose

Nose

Creamy, rich, buttery

palate

Palate

Fruit and nut

enjoy_with

Enjoy with

Full-flavoured venison dishes

George Smith
The 15 Year Old gets its distinctive rich and exotic character from a process of selective maturation in which a proportion of the spirit is matured in French oak casks. In fact, we at The Glenlivet were one of the first to use French oak for making whisky, a technique that has since been imitated the world over. The Limousin oak we use is cut in France’s Dordogne region, where it’s often used to mature cognacs. Its low density allows whisky to sink deep into the wood, and we carefully control how long the whisky matures in the casks so as not to overpower the desired result: a unique, pleasing spiciness.
Quote
This is an outstanding expression of The Glenlivet.
DOMINIC ROSKROW, THE WORLD'S BEST WHISKIES 2010