The Whisky Exchange celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and they’re planning a whole year full of special releases to mark the occasion. One of the first events is a collaboration with Signatory Vintage: a series of specially picked casks from their stocks, all bottled at cask strength. Check the whole line-up on the TWE website.
We start with this Glenlivet 2007 bottled from a first-fill sherry cask. They already bottled a sister cask #900135 in 2018.
Glenlivet 12 yo 2007
(64,1%, Signatory Vintage for The Whisky Exchange 2019, first-fill sherry hogshead #900216, 329 btl.)
Nose: really intense, fruity sherry. Lots of jammy, syrupy notes: raspberries, cherries, rum-soaked raisins. Schwarzwald cake. Cherry Heering. Also lots of chocolate, exotic wood and a little moist tobacco. Walnuts and gingerbread.
Mouth: strawberries and cherries again, with lots of minty notes, liquorice and walnut oil. Some chilli power too, chocolate and leather. Some herbal touches (Fernet Branca) and dark roast coffee.
Finish: very long, slightly earthy, with forest fruit jam, orange peel and peppery oak.
Plenty of power, intense wood and clean sherry flavours. A great sherry powerhouse, full of jammy fruits, that’s how I like them. Around € 100, only from The Whisky Exchange.