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Glenlivet 21-year-old

Overall rating
87.54/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Archive
Bottled
10.2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 1016P
Added on
13 Sep 2017 12:40 pm by shortyx

Average value

€ 128.95

2 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

73 × in collection

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

  1. tim32kb scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Sweet and creamy, fruity (ripe yellow apples, peaches), honey, toffee, citrus notes
    • Taste
      Malty, slightly bitter and oaky, oat cookies, porridge, salty liquorice notes
    • Finish
      Medium-long, oaky, drying, malty and slightly bitter

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