I picked up a miniature of this, and just poured it a while ago. Strangely, the Glenlivet site doesn't list this bottling - they have a 15yo "French Oak Reserve" now. This 12yo version had a deep golden color, and the nose had some definite brandy-like character to it.

On the palate, I also had a slight impression of brandy, but it also seemed a bit bourbon-like, even though I could tell it was malt whisky.

I'll have to look for a full-size bottle of this - or give the 15yo a try.