- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Batch 1016P
- Added on
- 13 Sep 2017 12:40 pm by shortyx
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26 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 21-year-old
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points
- Short comparison without real notes between 18s, 21s and 25s.
The 21er (WID: 100846) is in comparison to the 18er (WID: 122702) elegant and finer. The 18er seems a bit more intense and woodier. In the mouth, the fine of the 21er but now rather negative, because it almost seems too soft. Unfortunately, there is a lack of strength and expressiveness. Too bad. A few% more would have done well. The 25er (WID: 121833) has in comparison to the 21er more sherry fruit, chocolate and more oak. Due to the oak flavoring of the 25er not so weak in the mouth as the 21er.
The 21er is unfortunately too thin in the mouth. The 25er is just one more level. But also expensive. For the price I would prefer some other malts. The 18's is solid as usual, so I like to take it as a calibration whisky. You do not do much wrong in principle. From the 21er and 25er will probably not give a large bottle.
- Decent whisky, with very nice light and balanced nose. However, the taste didn’t meet the expectations (at least mine). It’s very malty and the balance is shifted to the oak side with the distinct bitterness. The aftertaste is also oaky and dry without any complexity. Well, from a whisky of the US legal drinking age (i.e. 21 years) you are expecting much more, especially from its price close to 150 euros.
Sweet and creamy, fruity (ripe yellow apples, peaches), honey, toffee, citrus notes
Malty, slightly bitter and oaky, oat cookies, porridge, salty liquorice notes
Medium-long, oaky, drying, malty and slightly bitter