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Glenlivet 15 Year French Oak Reserve

Nose:  Sweet; light vanilla notes and wood. Gentle spices – almost like a pumpkin pie, a light pepperminty note as well.
Palate:  Buttery mouthfeel, gentle wood, ripe fruit, mild spice, light vanilla and butter. Malty.
Finish:   Rather quick and light. Mild spice, light vanilla, moderate wood with a slight toffee. Medium malt.
Comment:  It’s light and sweet, pleasing and not-overbearing wood. A nice desserty whiskey.
Rating: B

Balblair 1997

Nose: Light, fresh, clean – has a dish-soap type scent to it without actual soapiness. Fruits and flowers – pineapple, peach; honey. Light maltiness.
Palate: Malty, full body, gentle heat, honey, light spice, green apples
Finish:  Medium warm, rather quick finish with some maltiness and grain
Comment: Light and fruity; doesn’t have the weight of a lot of other whiskies but it’s just completely pleasant to me.
Rating: B