The Glenlivet Guardians Chapter
I was lucky enough to be send some samples of the Glenlivet Guardians Chapter Selection to try by The Glenlivet and as a fan of this distillery i was surprised at the selections they have made.
Only one of the three drams, in my eyes, matches up to the quality i would expect from this distillery and i was quite disappointed with the rubbery notes i got in the other two. In all honesty i hope Revival wins as it is the only one i would genuinely give money for, it reminds me a lot of the 12 with an edge, very much like the Nadurra or the Alpha. The others have not worked for me at all.
Thanks again to The Glenlivet for the samples and the opportunity to add my vote.
This was my favourite from the Glenlivet Guardians Chapter Selection and if i'm 100% honest the only one of the three that i would buy
is is classic Glenlivet 12 with an edge, it adds chocolate and spice to a tropical fruit wonder and is one of my favourite ever Glenlivet drams
|Bottle Name||Glenlivet Revival|
|Nose||The first note on the nose here is smooth Galaxy chocolate fondue with banana fritters dipped into the chocolate. Some citrus & cream notes which reminds me of a high quality key lime Pie|
|Taste||Sweet tree sap with woody edges like smelling an acorn. The chocolate comes back also this time dark chocolate with chili|
|Finish||Chili ginger heat with creamy caramel sauce|
This dram placed second on my list from the Glenlivet Guardians Chapter Selection and i have to be honest here and say it's not one i would go out and buy.
It has some lovely flavours, but as someone who normally is not affected by sukphur notes this one had light rubbery notes even to me, a real disappointment in my eyes.
|Bottle Name||Glenlivet Classic|
70% chocolate shavings with malt loaf & brown bread edges of dark fruit (raisin Sultana apricots) and sherry soaked apples with madeira cake. Dark sugar caramel & some light cinnamon.
|Taste||light but gently rubbery hints of balloons with dried fruits sultanas and apricots.|
|Finish||rubbery & spicy cinnamon covered balloons|
My least favourite of the Glenlivet Guardians Chapter Selection, it's not so bad that i would through it out rather than drink it but it#s not one i'd accept a second glass of.
Once again it has some lovely flavours, but the school gym shoe rubber is particularly strong on the nose here and ruins the dram completely for me.
|Bottle Name||Glenlivet Exotic|
|Nose||Typical Christmas Cake notes of fruit cake with dried fruits and demerera sugary coating sweetness with lots of vanilla custard and marzipan & touch of school gym shoe rubber|
|Taste||rubberised like stretched elastic bands With Christmas cake topping|
|Finish||Spicy fruitcake & nutmeg|