Review: The Glenlivet Cellar Collection, 1973 VintageMarch 17th, 2010
I realize that the price of this whisky is higher than most of you can afford (that includes me), but…
The Glenlivet Cellar Collection, 1973 vintage, 49%, $1,250
A marriage of three casks, one of them an ex-sherry butt. The sherry is certainly evident, and this is more sherried than many of the Cellar Collection whiskies to date. Opulent and seductive, with prominent fruit (glazed spiced orange spices, ripe peach, and hints of pineapple and coconut), caramel-coated nuts, and vanilla custard. A peppering of ginger and cinnamon throughout. Coating, soothing finish. Very polished and seamless, with no trace of excessive oak. One of the richest—and finest—Cellar Collections to date. Anyone willing and able to cough up the bucks for this whisky will be richly rewarded. (Only 240 bottles available in the U.S., beginning June 2010.)
Advanced Malt Advocate Magazine rating: 95
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