The Glenlivet 21Year Old Archive is an extremely limited small batch Whisky, aged in a selection of fastidiously hand chosen casks. As it ages, the Spirit develops many layers of flavour, a rounded aroma and creamier texture. Archive is a complex Whisky showing sherry and wood notes integrating seamlessly with the aromatic palate. A highly distinguished dram with a deep, opulent oakiness and warming notes of nuts and spice, let the pleasure linger late into the night. The finish is everlasting and warming, a lingering presence of toasted hazelnuts and liquorice.
Amber, copper hues. An opulent, mature nose with a sherry influence, intricate array of wood and fruits, Christmas cake and sultana, maraschino cherry. A splash of water enlightens the fruity bouquet and brings out vanilla and lighter notes of ripe peach. Pear and marzipan pie, luscious barley sugar notes., unctuous and mouth coating, almost syrupy. Oak holds the reins back, releasing a drying spiciness of cinnamon and ginger, walnut and dark chocolate.