This is an independent bottling of distillate from The Glenlivet that is aged in sherry and bottled by Signatory Vintage, and selected for The Whiskey Exchange. It is bottled at cask strength without any filtering or coloring.
Sweet candy, rich vanilla. Toffee, creme brulee, weird root beer note. Nutty and sweet, peanut brittle. Not jammy.
Sweet and rich mouth feel. The heat is present but not punishing. Sweet toffee, vanilla, light oak. The root beer note is real here - like a root beer barrel candy. Then the heat surges up a notch. Rich nutty sweetness, toffee is strong. Light tobacco. Orange peel and bright fig.
Long, bold and very hot. The heat is to be expected, I dont find this too hot given the absurd ABV. Sweet, oaky dessert notes focusing on the toffee / caramel wheel house. Mildly herbal. Interesting, to say the least.
This was really strange. I wish it had more time in the barrel. I think it was pulled too early. That said, I enjoyed it, but not as much as some other IB Glenlivets that have sprung up in the past.