Glenlivet 18 Year Old is a well-rounded dram with aromas of chewy sultanas and Sherried peels, barley sugars and toasty cereals with petals and apple blossom. There is a light touch of fudge and gentle wisps of smoke. Its palate is full and rich with notes of chewy, tannic oak, Manuka honey, and walnut. The finish is long and dry with a spicy oak note. One of the most famous malts in the world, perhaps on account of the story of George Smith, an illegal distiller in Speyside who went legit when he obtained the first license to legally distill whisky in 1824.