The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

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I think that there are those that love some of the Glenlivet offerings, and some that loathe.

However, I’ve had the opportunity of sampling a few over the years. I really quite liked the Nadurra Oloroso, so when asked if I’d like to sample (and I wasn’t expecting a full bottle) of the Caribbean Reserve, I said “yes, please”.

On the nose, banana-ish scents along with vanilla. Brown sugar and a drizzle of honey come into the mix too. I’m not a fan of pears but I sense a little lurking in the background…

I’m sorry to say, but this needs the edges smoothing off… it’s a bit rough (alcohol burn) on the palate.

Oaky (tannins) and therefore a little drying. I’m getting some fruit there, reminds me of a dried tropical fruit mix I had in my younger years… but I’m waiting for more….namely some sweetness.

The finish is a tad flat… but there is a smoothness to it.

The nose was drawing me in, the palate was not for me. Maybe it doesn’t suit my palate. It might suit yours?

It’s £32.49 on MoM. Master of Malt

Many thanks to ANM for this sample.

The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

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