Glenlivet – Auchvaich 70cl Bottle
Summary: A medley of fruity notes with lively lemon, ripe pears, and finished with sweet golden syrup.
Incredibly smooth and well balanced, with dynamic fruity notes, interlaced with sweet vanilla and lemon sweets.
Hidden in the Braes of Glenlivet, lies the croft of Auchavaich. As one of the first landmarks out of the distillery, it would have been the starting point for the smugglers to begin the long journey along the route. This isolated landscape has hardly changed since George Smith, The Glenlivets founder, first started distilling his whisky all those years ago.
Bowmore – 15 Year Old 70cl Bottle
Age: 15 Year Old
Summary: Fragrantly smoky. Perfumy, very floral. Hessian. Sea air. Astonishingly fresh, delicious, appetising, complex
Perfumy start. Hint of flowering currant. Nutty. Layers of dry, black-treacle, maltiness.
Smooth. Polished stone. Hard, salty, licqourice.
Not that dark – just tawny. Whisky in its mid teens, I would say, but from superb sherry casks.