Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Private Edition No. 2
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
66.6 % Vol.
700 ml
The Number of the Beast
Bottled for
Die Whiskybotschaft
de Germany
Added on
11 Sep 2017 7:12 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142.93

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81 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2007 SV

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 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. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Puh without water pretty heavy, good with water drinkable, beautiful chocolate Sherrymalt
    • Nose
      Beautiful clean sherry, raisins, very fruity and sweet, a little bit of fresh menthol, slightly leathery, oak, a breeze of herbs, in the background also some raspberry with acid, dark chocolate, tobacco and some malt
      With water much chokoladiger, fresher
    • Taste
      oily, full-bodied, raisin concentrate, dark chocolate, oak, dry, not all that sweet, espresso, very dark, a few nuts
      with water more pleasant, creamy, chocolate, better tangible, unconditional water recommendation!
    • Finish
      somehow short and not very tangible, but perhaps the strong alcohol content stuns the mouth just too strong, even here still bittersweet, acid, mushrooms !, which I do not like, some red fruit, the alcohol has really struck
      With water better and more pleasant, the mouth is not slain by the alcohol and the aromas last longer

  9. waal scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For a direct comparison with the Allardice diluted to 46% vol.

    Aroma / Nose feeling:
    Honey, wild berries, currants and pleasant sweetness rise from the nosing glass. The alcohol can not be hidden and makes the Glenlivet appear fresh. Vanilla and malt smell intimate and provide a mellow mood for the malt. Over time, some acidity and fruitiness develops.

    Taste / mouthfeel:
    Very concise, sweet and a strong start. The 20% Vol. Less are still very expressive and the alcohol is more present than in comparable Malts with 46% Vol. Slightly creamy and slightly sour and bitter coming to me finally associations of peanut shells and nutmeg come to mind.
    With each sip the impression of the "Beast" intensifies. By that, I mean complacency at the beginning of each sip and a few seconds later the transformation into something snappy.

    Finish / aftertaste / Length:
    Moderately bitter with very green wood, sourdough and parsley, the scotch glides down medium to long and becomes a bit astringent.

    At 66.6% vol .:
    The aroma seems much more closed and is a bit shy.
    The taste is almost identical in the first moments, although the 66.6% Vol make in a short time any tasting impossible. The mouthfeel when tasting, however, is worlds better. Really full, creamy and full. Nice.
    Unfortunately, the malt loses again in the finish.
    Overall, a dilution is highly recommended. Where you settle down is a matter of taste.

    Overall impression / comment:
    Oh well. Had expected more (which is unfair to the malt). For me he is still very successful for the ten years and for certain moments a welcome scotch in my glass. However, I would not necessarily buy more. Samples yes, large bottles rather not.

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    To my surprise: on the nose it does not require water at all. surprisingly non alcoholic for its strenght.
    On the palate you get quite a punch which you won't expect from the nose.

    Benefits from water a lot, but only needs it on the palate
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89


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