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Glenlivet 18 year old, 43%

Price: $100 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

There's no doubt that this is from Glenlivet; there's still that pure combination of fruit and flowers, now given a little nudge toward a more concentrated expression: the flowers are dried and heathery, the fruits tinned pineapple, windfall apples. An added cedar/nutmeg note adds to the complexity. Liquorous and tongue-clinging with custard tart notes before the autumn fruits come through. A sense of the curtains being drawn and a settling in for the winter. Recommended.