Glenlivet 1996 ‘Single Cask Seasons – Autumn 2015′ (SV)

Tasty Tastings Episode 87

Single Cask Seasons is a bottling series from independent bottler Signatory Vintage for German whisky importer Kirsch Import. The goal of this series is to find a whisky that matches the season of the year.

Alright, autumn comes after summer (duh!), so after my review of the Summer 2015 expression, it’s now time for the Autumn 2015 expression. Make sure to stay tuned because I will review the Winter 2015 expression tomorrow!


Name: Glenlivet 1996 ‘Single Cask Seasons – Autumn 2015′
Bottler: Signatory Vintage
Bottling Series: Single Cask Seasons
Bottled for: Kirsch Whisky Import
Distilled: May 1996
Bottled: September 2015
Age: 19 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Glenlivet
Cask Type: 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Cask No: 83263
No. of Bottles: 611
Strength: 50.4% vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Pretty hefty sherry with undertones of vinegar. Brown sugar together with dark berries, most notably blackberries. Canned pears, cherry syrup and Christmas spices, alongside ginger bread and peeled peanuts. The alcohol isn’t that well integrated, but it’s bearable.


More sherry. Very smooth and fruity. Lots of cherries, raisins and rock sugar. Dark honey, honeyed dates and rum nut chocolate. A bit peppery around the edges. Hints of oak.


Long to medium. Warm and slightly spicy. Dried cherries and a bit of oak.


Pretty much exactly what I expected: sweet and fruity but also delicate and spicy. A very pleasant and morish representation of Autumn!

Score: very good and highly recommended (88 / 100)

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