Sunday, February 5, 2012

Glenlivet French Oak Reserve

This scotch is aged for 15 years in new French Oak casks. You can say it makes no difference but then why do the French age wine destined for sale to the US in American Oak and not French Oak?

Color: Light Amber
Nose: Light
Palate: Rich, Oakey
Body: Smooth, Silky
Finish: Long, Warming

For what its worth, I let my wife taste it for her opinion. She normally loves the smell of scotch but finds the taste too harsh. She tasted this one and didn't make a face. She kept asking for the glass for another taste. Because of her reaction, this gets my recommendation as a good introductory scotch.

A review of my history shows that I reviewed a different bottle of this scotch back in August of 2009. Go see and compare the tasting notes.


Old NFO said...

Good point, it IS much smoother!

Clay said...

Interesting article about globalization and Scotch for you: