Glenlivet 15 Year French Oak Reserve is finished in Limousin French Oak. This is the same kind that is used for many cognacs and this single malt doesn't disappoint. Rich notes of fruit, almonds, and sweet spice abound. A deep, golden color and a nose that's creamy and buttery. On the palate, the fruit and nuts are forefront with a finish that is long, lingering, and has the sweet almond and spice.