Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Glenlivet Archive 21 & Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year 2020 fellow Single Malters. It is a special occasion so reviewing Glenlivet 21 year old archive today. There are some fine things in life that do come with a hefty price tag. The Glenlivet Archive 21 is one of them. I am not saying everything with a higher price tag is good but this certainly is one of them. My general rule is if I like the flavor price does not matter.. expensive or cheap, go with what your palette enjoys and of course your wallet can afford! The special thing about this whisky is it produced in small,bespoke batches where each cask is nosed and approved making every batch unique.
I got to taste this in The Glenlivet Sipping sessions held in Dallas by the Purple Heart Foundation. This is the second time this year that I went to this event and I enjoy it more every time I participate. Indulge in some of the pictures of the event as well! Now without delay lets get to my tasting notes.

Vital Stats- The Glenlivet Archive 21 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Price-$329.99 for 750ml bottle( I got a free sample at the Glenlivet event 😄)
Age-21 years
ABV- 43%
Region- Speyside
Distillery- The Glenlivet Distillary,Moray,Scotland
Awards won- Gold outstanding by International wine & spirits competition(2013 & 2017) , The scotch whisky Masters 2013

Tasting info-
Serving glass- The Glenlivet whisky glass

Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Dark Amber
Aroma- Very pleasant dried fruits, dark chocolate and sherry
Flavor- Creamy layered fruity & chocolate goodness, raisins, caramel & spice
Body-  Full bodied
Finish- Lasting warm, toasted hazelnut lingers

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf
The Glenlivet archive 21 lives up more than expected of it. It is an archive of flavors upon flavors exploding in your mouth as it has lived in the casks for 21 years. Very smooth of course and incomparable flavor. 

Occasions best enjoyed- Celebrating milestones like silver jubilee anniversaries or big achievements
Cocktails- None. Meant to be enjoyed neat. No exceptions

Here are some pictures of the Glenlivet event that I highly enjoyed

Welcome banner

The whisky flight Glenlivet 12 yr, Glenlivet 14 yr,Glenlivet Founder Reserve(From left to right). Also pictured far left is a Hot Toddy cocktail kit.

Flavor scorecard 

Bartender setting up the state for the event

Yummy appetizers served..pork something very delicious

Your perfect instagram corner 

Very carefully crafted props for pictures to share in social media

Some more products on display

Author SJ (Left) with Glenlivet whisk(e)y Brand Ambassador Robert &  friend Felipe(back)
Wishing all you Single Malers a very Happy New Year 2020. Choose to Drink responsibly. Cheers!!
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead & relax. 

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