In the last few years we’ve seen a huge number of sherried 2007 Vintage Glenlivet casks bottled by Signatory and they became oh so very popular that it’s time I’ll review one of those. Our ‘victim’ is cask #900242 that bottled by Signatory under The Un-Chillfiltered Collection brand at 46%
The sherry butt was filled on 10/04/2007 and bottled 27/02/2019 and at the diluated ABV of 46% it yielded 887 bottles.
Nose: Soft dried fruit, cereals, milk chocolate, raspberries and blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and soft oak spice. After a few minutes there’s a darker shade of chocolate with extra cocoa, dried cherries and strawberries, berries perfume.
Palate: Soft and creamy yet drier, milk chocolate, dried berries, demerara sugar, spicier than the nose with nutmeg, cinnamon and assortments of nuts, raspberries and ending with dark bitter chocolate note.
Finish: Medium length, creamy, nutty with lingering dried berries sweetness and chocolaty touch.
Thoughts: A great examplar of those sherried Glenlivets. Even though it’s bottled at 46% and not at cask strength as many other casks were, it carries itself straight up with flavours and richness. A very easy and enjoyable whisky.