SMWS 2.117 Cheerful enjoyment

Posted 01 October 2020 by Matt / In Glenlivet
The Dramble reviews SMWS 2.117 Cheerful enjoyment

Bottle Name: 2.117 Cheerful enjoyment

ABV: 58.9%
Distillery: Glenlivet
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Juicy, oak & vanilla
Region: Speyside Age: 18

An 18 year old Glenlivet that’s been matured in a refill ex-bourbon barrel for 18 years. And depending on where you shop not all that more expensive than the official bottling – but delivered with a substantially higher ABV.

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Nose: Fresh and crisp with clean cotton sheets, pressed laundry and spring flowers – daisy’s, buttercups and rose petals. Strawberry sorbet is served alongside fluffy meringue whilst a Finger of Fudge (just enough) sits with hay bales and freshly mowed grass. Dilution offers planed oak alongside mint humbugs, lemon bon bons and orange peels.

Taste: Apricots and peaches are served with more meringue whilst freshly cropped strawberries are dolloped with whipped cream. The mid-palate offers light toffee and a building (but controlled) pepperiness that sits alongside cranberry jelly – before continued development introduces charred oak, sugar-dusted cereals, grapes and gooseberries. Reduction offers buttered bread, sharp and tart lemon juice and additional peppery asides.

Finish: Medium, cream and mint leaf join declining ground pepper.

Part precise and snappy, part indulgent, fruity and creamy. All work nicely in equilibrium alongside a tangible oak-driven spiciness that never out stays its welcome.

Score: 86/100


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