Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 43%
Score: 94 points

The Glenlivet 25. Image courtesy Chivas Brothers. The oldest expression in the core Glenlivet range has the dark richness of maple syrup, thanks to its two years in oloroso sherry casks. The nose is spicy, with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out with underlying notes of vanilla and fruits underneath along with a hint of cedar. The cinnamon carries over to the taste, which also includes dark chocolate and citrus notes, primarily orange peel leading to a dry, spicy finish.