About The Glenlivet 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Signatory Bottling)
The Glenlivet Single Malt Whisky is made using barley sourced from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon (Portgordon is a village in Moray, Scotland). After the barley has been malted and mashed, it is fermented in wooden washbacks for approximately two days. The wooden washbacks used by Glenlivet are more difficult and expensive to maintain as compared to the stainless steel washbacks used by most Scottish distilleries, but impart a distinctive, floral quality to the whisky. After the barley has been fermented, it is distilled first through one of Glenlivet's wash stills, and then again through one of Glenlivet's spirits stills.
The Glenlivet 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Signatory Bottling) was distilled on September 19, 1995 and matured for over 6,500 days (17 years) in a cask previously used to mature sherry (Cask # 144354). Following maturation, the whisky was bottled at 92 proof without the use of chill filtration or caramel coloring.
The Glenlivet 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Signatory Bottling) has a copper reddish color, along with an aroma of sherry, grapes, cherries and plums. The aroma gives way to notes of red fruits, buttered biscuits, caramel and moist tobacco on the palate, and leads to a finish with hints of citrus and clove.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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