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Glenlivet 13-year-old

Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
106080
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Matured
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Rare Oloroso Sherry Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000299621134
Bottled for
Taiwan Exclusive
Added on
06 Jan 2018 10:01 am by TWJoe

Average value

€ 135.00

18 × in wishlist

75 × member ratings

197 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 13-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. julsitos scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Nose is heavily sherried with stewed fruits, toffee caramel and sugar, Taste is rounded and gentle with soft oak, Finish is short and restrained. It's like Glendronach Revival but more shy.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. markfeit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    raisins and cooked fruit on the nose, and unmistakably deep sherry color. Sherry tannins on the palate with sweet red fruit. A touch of dark chocolate and clove and cinnamon. Short finish. A really good dram. With another 5 years it would be unbelievable. Too bad it's not more widely available.

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The nose promissed more than what it really taste like.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very rare to see 100% Oloroso cask matured whisky, and from the taste it seems to be all European oak! A unique age statement which lets the whisky be woody but isn't over oaked. 

    Shame it is a Taiwan only exclusive. 
    • Nose
      SHERRY!! No mistake here, this is definitely 100% sherry casks. 

      Christmas cake with marzipan on top, lots of raisins, lots of orange peel and citrus notes. Cinnamon spice and delicate oak notes. With time chocolate notes come out and subtle hints of tobacco. 
    • Taste
      Explosion of flavour. Sticky raisins and sultanas, the oranges are still there but with added spice. The tip of the tongue is sticky caramel, the sides are gingers and dark chocolate, the base is the european oak notes.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, back on the tobacco notes and the oak. 

  5. zerttbone scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    dark sultry color, i have 5 bottles of these , never had such a great whisky for this age an price tag , ( taiwan import only) love it. Nice solid box , hard tot open with the holding flaps. if you can have it for a fair price , buy it or tast it .
    • Nose
      rich and sweet, fruitcake aroma's , fragant cinnamon and a little marzipain
    • Taste
      sumptuous an intense fruitflavers ,intermingled with spices cloves and dark chocolate gingers
    • Finish
      long, soicy to gently dry

  6. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Better than Mac 12, but still very one dimensional. Nice sherry, easy drinking, but nothing to wow a guy. A turn the brain off and enjoy pour.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Stewed fruits, sweet jam, light oak, vanilla,
    • Taste
      87 87
      Great sherry flavor, raisin, stewed strawberries, a touch thin, light oak at the end, mild spice
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slightly drying, sherry and oak with light spice,

  7. M134481 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I think this whisky would have been better had it been bottled at cask strength.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried fruit, sherry and wood initially. Pear, apple, honey, hay and wet spruce or oak wood. All this followed by nuts and a bit of the cologne that my grandfather used to eat. I also smell something of toasted bread.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Honey, sherry, wet wood, apple, pear, more honey. Nuts, again that cologne and something of cut grass and hay.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Eau du cologne, hay and cut grass, honey, sherry, apple and a hint of pear. Walnut, wood at the end. At the very end, the finish is left with some bitter white grapes. The finish is quite short.

  8. John87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. claymore84 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 11-03-2019 at "Glenlivet Distillery".

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Warm Milk

    Glenlivet released two 13 year old versions for Taiwan. The Oloroso Sherry Cask at 40% and the same at cask strength. I will try the one at drinking strength, courtesy of my buddy tom. Will you look at that deep bronze color? Mouthwatering.

    Candy-like sweetness on the obligatory dark fruit, completely as expected: dates, blueberries, plums, raisins, sugared orange peel and maraschino cherries. Add a handful of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, liquorice) and a good dose of brown sugar. Let’s not forget chocolate. But also warm milk with honey and marzipan. All in all a very attractive and sherried nose!

    It’s a bit of a lightweight body-wise. Again a mix of dark fruit, both fresh and in a stew, with the same spices as on the nose, joined by some candied ginger. A mild woody bitterness emerges, but a leaf of mint counters this nicely, making it a balanced malt.

    The finish is surprisingly long. I can still taste it after a full five minutes. A lovely note of sweet tobacco at the death.

    But what a pity that it is so light bodied. Then again, this is a general release for a huge audience, must not forget that. Thanks, Tom.

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