Tatler Asia, The World’s Oldest Single Malt Scotch, Generations 80-Years-Old from Glenlivet Distillery, Goes Under The Hammer For Charity, Tatler Asia, The World’s Oldest Single Malt Scotch, Generations 80-Years-Old from Glenlivet Distillery, Goes Under The Hammer For Charity
On the nose, the whisky is soft yet voluptuous, opening with top notes of dried potpourri, honeysuckle and cranberries, before elegantly progressing into scents of cloves, dried fig and dark chocolate ganache. Flashes of mint, cold smoke, and old leather and parchment round out the liquid’s bouquet of aromas.
Thanks to the ultra-long ageing process and the influence of the oak, the whisky imparts a supremely oily mouthfeel that helps to coat and moisturise the palate. Initial flavours are dominated by the orange marmalade indicative of a Glenlivet expression, bolstered by hints of marzipan, plump sultanas, dark caramel and chocolate truffles. This leads into a body of ripe peach nectarines punctuated by blackcurrant and cherries, before finishing with notes of licorice, mint, tobacco leaf, smoke, and an undercurrent of coconut oil and gorse, with just a hint of dryness.
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