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Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB100697
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Private Edition No. 2
Vintage
27.03.2007
Bottled
23.08.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
900173
Number of bottles
316
Strength
66.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
The Number of the Beast
Bottled for
Die Whiskybotschaft
Market
de Germany
Added on
11 Sep 2017 7:12 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142.93

33 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2007 SV

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The devilish power (66.6%) of Glenlivet can not be denied: The alcohol sets immediately after pouring a first exclamation point. In my nose, a strong cooling, but far removed from an unpleasant stinging or burning. After a few minutes I pay my full attention to the malt: A tightly woven conglomerate of dark fruits, chocolate and voluminous sherry aromas rises from my glass. Juicy oranges, dried fruits (dates, figs & raisins), caramel (fudge), plenty of dark chocolate and a pronounced nuttiness reveal themselves. The more often I dry out the malt, the more complex the interesting aroma constellation becomes. Christmas spices (gingerbread), roasted chestnuts, subtle hints of tobacco and leather, as well as a harmonious oak spice join. Adding a few drops of water, the whisky wins significantly added to fruitiness.
    • Taste
      Extremely strong! The powerful Glenlivet pushes with a tremendous, aromatic intensity. The mouthfeel is very oily, almost buttery, very voluminous and slightly astringent. Fresh ginger dances on the tip of the tongue and a noticeable dryness sets in immediately. Even if I'm "barrel-twisted" and rather purist, I'm experimenting with a bit of water for once. I add about 6-7 drops to 2cl. Dark dried fruits (again dates, figs & raisins), overripe (sweet) cherries, oranges, caramel, dark dark chocolate, toasted almonds, hints of tobacco and leather, Christmas spices and pleasant woody notes unfold and provide a beautiful, aromatic variety. By adding a few drops of water, the malt is a little more fruity and harmonious, but without losing its intensity of taste.
    • Finish
      Long. Very warm, still powerful and intense. A fine residual sweetness briefly flashes before dark chocolate notes, dark dried fruits, spices, wood and light coffee notes gain in dominance. Finally, a slight bitterness and it is noticeably drier on the palate. The heavy sherry aromas sound very slow.

  2. voodoochile scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This one does have a lot of power which can't be denied.

    Nose: Leather, dried fruits, wood, surprisingly little alcohol
    Mouth: Wow it's got power. Can use a little bit of water. Dried fruits, chocolate, leather and wood with a hint of tobacco.
    Finish: This one is made to stay. Very long finish with sherry fruit and wood. Surprisingly similar to the taste and nose.

    I like it a lot it is very straigt forward and you get what you smell. Sadly i only do own a sample.

  3. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Pollen count describes it well. The force is intense, but not uncomfortable.
    A little water and it will make a wonderful dram. Round, powerful, dark sherry fruit.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I like this one. Even if it is incredibly challenging. Runs over you like a truck and leaves a smile on your face. Drink slowly! By the way, water doesn't help. Astonishingly this makes it hotter. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/11/04/high-voltage/
    • Nose
      89 89
      Chocolate cherry and lots of alcohol. Mon Cherri? Dates, figs, plums. And alcohol! A cooling wind of eucalyptus is blowing.
    • Taste
      88 88
      It's really hard to activate the taste buds through the alcohol. However, once you've fought your way through, it's an intense experience. A sherry whisky in which Em-Eukal children's pastilles have been dissolved.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The alcohol has a slightly numbing effect. Nevertheless, the aromas are retained and cover the tongue like a fur. Cherry juice (unsweetened), dark chocolate, a metal spoon, a eucalyptus leaf.

  5. KlLLSWlTCH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very sherry-heavy, there is not much left of the Glenlivet, apart from a slight menthol note.

    Water is mandatory, you can do without tasting notes, a (good) sherry barrel ...

  7. gossm01 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It has a relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is of relatively strong intensity. I have aromas of nuts, chocolate, oak, raisins and Christmas spices. Not very complex. Relatively sweet in taste. Alcohol is clearly noticeable and the body is moderately heavy.

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Without water:
      Menthol, earth, dried fruits, strawberries, blackberries, leather, lemon, grass, wood, herbs

      With water:
      Herbal candy, clearly fruity and sweeter
    • Taste
      Without water:
      Dark honey, dried fruits, nuts, a little lemon, wood, earth, coffee, a little pepper - endless flow of saliva

      With water:
      Amazingly, not very different. Just a little tamer

  9. Ostap scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Extreme sherry monster, interesting for tasting. Strong, strong, thick, concentrated aroma. At full strength, not very comfortable in taste, too oaky.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Varnishes and paints, modeling glue, sea sherry, leather furniture, dried fruits, oak, lime, dust, sticky apple jam, raisins, licorice, brackish caramel, dates, citrus notes, nuts, chocolate, berries, plum jam. The degree is palpable, though acceptable. Skin, chocolate and wild berries are more intense with water.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very oaky, noticeably degrees, dried fruits, citrus fruits, raisins, a pile of varnish, leather, brackish, berries, dates, peppers.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Oak, fruit jam / knitwire, very long, knits, lacquer, lemon peels, peppers.

  10. craide scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Although relatively young, not a light malt. He looks more mature!
    He has a lot of steam. Evolves in the glass. You can let him breathe something. Ordinary dilution reserves.
    I like it.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Great aromatic nose. Wonderfully pleasant to smell. Alcoholic, which one does not notice in the nose. He is well involved. Fresh raisins, plum jam a little orange. Nice sweet fruit notes. Add to that intense dark chocolate. Fine Christmas spices come through. Fits the season. Harmonizes very nicely.
      There is still much to discover.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Added water:
      Massive sherry kick. The fruit notes are suitable for this purpose. Alcohol can not be concealed despite dilution. Does not work sharp. Rather light tingling ginger sharpness. In addition a nice spice. Also very chocolaty here. The sweetness has something of brown sugar.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length finish, slightly bitter after coffee / chocolate. The slight sharpness fades increasingly. Warming up with oak it sounds.

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