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Overall rating
89.22/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Local Dealer Selection
Vintage
27.03.2007
Bottled
27.11.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
900133
Number of bottles
294
Strength
66.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944095988
Added on
14 Dec 2017 2:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79,90

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69 × member ratings

109 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2007 SV

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.22 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a part! A touch too aggressive on the palate, but otherwise really outstanding. Due to the noticeable alcohol the whisky misses the 90. I give it 89 points.
    • Nose
      Boom. A sherry bomb. A wall of fruits, nuts and spicy oak is immediately available and overwhelmed first the nose - at least mine. Plum is the most intense fruit, but there are also raisins and figs. Maybe dates, but the sweetness is missing something. An incredibly great hazelnut note is here. Then some pastry comes through. Fresh, warm, with cinnamon and nuts. First some time and hand warming lure some vanilla sugar from the glass. But it is only a trace, the palate remains rather dry and powerful. The oak is clearly there and herbs seem to be present - fits into the overall picture. But this fruit explosion is still so intense that it leaves all behind. Oranges are added, not the sweet and juicy, but the bitter, whose peel is being rubbed off. More time brings in the meantime short alcohol stings, but quickly lay down again. Water : The vanilla gets stronger, it gets sweeter and smoother. The pastry is still good, a little burnt honey. is there. After a moment, a fresh-cheesy seasoning is added, sweet and savory at the same time.
    • Taste
      Full, immediately astringent and nutty. Fruits come along immediately, but also a violent tingling on the tongue. The alcohol pushes. Modriges leather and slightly fermented apples come to expand the already great sherry character now by another (my favorite) aspect - amazing with such a young whisky. Also, the Nachschmecken is like licking my tongue on a leather strap that had been previously put into cider for some days. A wonderful overall picture. Water : First a bit sweet at the tip of the tongue, then again astringent dryness and not less aggressiveness than undiluted. Unfortunately, the leather in "Most" and the "gum flavors" are only weak. The refining is now more bitter. And then again come my beloved fermented fruit a little clearer, but not so intense intense.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Fruity and bittersweet. Warming and dry.

  2. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, slightly pungent. Raisins, vanilla pods, some wood glue. Hazelnut, fir honey, tree resin. Dry earth, sugar beet syrup, some shoe polish.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, spicy. Raspberry syrup, honey, chili. Butter biscuits with chocolate. Burnt almonds, black tea. Warm mineral water.

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This one is high in the alcohol and needs water to break things open. But it get's rather nice by then.
    Thick sherry bomb. So not much Glenlivet left.
    • Nose
      90 90
      HIgh alcohol, loads of heavy sherry influence. Yet it will need water.
      With water: Clear and obvious sherry bomb as you get them quite often in this style these days. Yet there is some mint/menthol in the background.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet arrival, then a harsh bite of the alcohol. After that you will get a truck load of red fruit, strawberries, cherry's and all sorts of it.
      With water: Less of an bite, but not much of a change.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish. Here you get, besides the obvious sherry bomb, quite some tannins. Which is at first not too bad, but after a while gets a bit annoying.
      With water: not really much changing here.

  5. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great nose! Too bad the palace cannot keep up in terms of complexity. Nevertheless, it is still quite a treat! Akin of a sweetened Glendronach CS (Batch I).
    • Nose
      Warm, enticingly sweet, full of dried fruit – figs, dates, raisins, etc. Reminded me somewhat of Glendronach CS (more Batch 4 than 1) to be honest. Turkish delight, rose water, and earthy undertones of sap and soil. Not yet fully dried tobacco leaves – indicating young malt in old clothing. There is lots of additive maturation going on here, but nothing too dark and brooding. Savory, spicy notes of beef broth, smoked halibut, and cocoa powder – this is quite the complexity monster!
    • Taste
      Too hot to taste neat! I tried anyway, but this is rocket fuel (to use a phrase from Mr. S.V.)! With water: down to about 48 or 50% I reckon. Still impactful! Prickly, caramel a plenty, warming waves of oaked toffee. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Sweet molasses, new oak, and caramel.

  6. ToySoldier scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Im glad that someone gave me a sample of this whisky. Its not my favorite one. But I think there are many people who like it.
    • Nose
      Without water there is some superglue. I dont like the smell very much. With water there is something like a fruity-nutmix.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is very strong. In my opinion this whisky needs much water. Its much better with water.
    • Finish
      The finish is fruity and medium long with water. Without water there is only the alcohol.

  7. nhuber scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    #3 in the local dealer Tasting... Huge alcohol in the nose but interesting... 66.5% after 10 years, well liked at our table but couldn't convince me and certainly not 90p stuff. Imho. 

  8. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A startlingly good drop that gets flavorful points from me. His 10 years are best remembered by his juicy fruitiness; the aromas are intense and very complex. The harmonious and pronounced serenity also surprises positively.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Immediately after pouring an extreme fruitiness develops. Dark fruits, such as overripe blackberries, cherries, dates, as well as forest honey, tobacco, coffee, tart chocolate, then nuts, lilac and liquorice. What a brilliant nose.

      With water a bit more licorice and less intense, also slightly calcareous and leathery.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Phew, the alcohol pushes the flavors on the tongue. Dryness spreads in the mouth. Again, dark fruits abound. Plums, figs, dates, raisins, rum flavorings, tobacco. Then comes to sweetness a pleasant oak bitterness, fabulously balanced.

      With water clearer fruit flavors and less dryness, with light herbal notes. The taste of water definitely does not hurt.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long, fruity, sweet and already unbelievably (pleasant) oaky.

  9. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

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