Review: Mackillop’s Choice “Glenlivet”, 1977 VintageMay 28th, 2010
Sorry, no image for this one. Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone. Monday is a holiday, so I won’t be back until Tuesday. See you then!
Mackillop’s Choice (distilled at Glenlivet), 1977 Vintage, 30 year old, (Cask #19786), 43%, $180
Once again Lorne Mackillop demonstrates his talent to select whiskies with beautiful balance. This time it’s with a well-aged Glenlivet. Sure it shows many of the notes that I often find in Glenlivet (Speyside elegance, peachy vanilla, tropical fruit, floral, honeyed-malt notes), but I’m also picking up more subtle notes: dark chocolate, licorice root, dark fruit, perhaps even charcoal (especially on the finish), making the whisky a bit more complex and curiously attractive.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 88