Glenlivet Guardians Single Cask 18 year old, 55.7%

Price: $238 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

A limited edition—there are only 630 bottles of this—for those who are “Glenlivet Guardians.” A sherry refill, it's a gentle expression that has typical Glenlivet floral elements that are more lifted than usual: elderflower cordial, jasmine, and night-scented stocks. A subtle spiciness emerges with a drop of water. This general smoothness continues on the palate with ginger in syrup and an enlivening citric note on the finish.