The Glenlivet Helios Single Cask

Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 50.7%
Score: 92 points

The Glenlivet Helios Single Cask. Image courtesy The Glenlivet/Chivas Brothers. In this case, “Helios” means “peak” – and just 307 bottles of this single cask expression of The Glenlivet came from a second-fill hogshead cask. The nose is aromatic and fruity with notes of heather, gorse, and dried rose petals adding a flowery touch along with honey, banana, vanilla, and cooked coconut. The taste is mouth-coating with notes of raspberry jam, a spicy hint of white pepper, blood oranges, vanilla, and ginger root. The finish is long, smooth, and dry with a slight citrusy tartness. (November, 2015)

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