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Overall rating
88.63/100
votes
88
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
27.03.2007
Bottled
26.01.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
900149
Number of bottles
319
Strength
66.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944096534
Added on
24 Mar 2018 8:34 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82,95

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2007 vW

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 points

  1. Gerhans scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A must buy that unfortunately isn't for sale anymore!
    • Nose
      First off, alcohol, which shouldn't be a surprise. But then, my goodness! Sherry, fresh fruits combine amazingly with the more dried fruit notes. Especially grapes and figs but also cherries and some tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      What a rush. Warming, oozing rushes of spiced sherry notes. Raisins, prunes, very sweet and spicy. Amazingly flavourful.
    • Finish
      Slightly dry, but a pleasant lingering dark spicy sweetness. 

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This one is more aromatic than I remember cask 900148. Haven't tasted them head-to-head though.
    • Nose
      Caramel, apple, hazelnut, fig, orange and curry. With water 'schuimblokken', hard marshmallow.
    • Taste
      Cherry, orange, peach and hazelnut.
    • Finish
      Caramel, orange, cherry, apple, hazelnut and fig.

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A dry aftertaste. One of the heaviest  Ultimate I ever tasted. But... one hell of a whisky. Very good.
    • Nose
      The alcohol, off course, its heavy one, but then :  all sherry notes and influences, dried fruit , figs, raisins, tropical fruit also. Complex.
    • Taste
      Very warming,  complex, spiced sherry notes. Again : raisins, prunes, sweet and spicy. But also flavourful.  Very nice.
    • Finish
      A pleasant dark spiced sweetness comes forward to you. Complex finish. Long and strong. All the notes comes together in the end.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      What a smell. Full sherry, lots of red fruit and some alcohol.
    • Taste
      Full taste with lots of dates, raisins and fresh fruit. Alcohol clearly present, you notice that he is young.
    • Finish
      Long, a lot of sherry and some pepper

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Devilish!

    Quite a few Glenlivet 2007 on first fill sherry have been bottled recently, all of them from the warehouses of Signatory. Van Wees bottled a few, including sisters casks #900148 and #900149 at cask strength. I just tried the former and it was absolutely delicious. Time to try the other, at a slightly higher (!) ABV.

    Again a very dark and sweet nose, as was to be expected. Plums, raisins, cola candy, dark chocolate, cherries, leather and orange marmalade. Soft on the spices, but the nose already reveals the very high ABV. Well, 66.6%, that’s devilish, no?

    Oily to creamy on the palate. Immediately piquant on chili peppers, cloves, nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon. Once the spices have cooled down a bit, you taste the dark and sweet fruit from the nose, with an added bitterness of grape pith. Some quinine as well. But it does turn pretty dry from the first sip on.

    That continues in the very long finish, leaving the mouth parched and making me reach for a glass of water, something I do not really want to do after a whisky.

    Clearly these two casks were identical twins. But his is the dry one of the two and hence just a bit less. Still a grand score, obviously. A devilish monster.

  7. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Oompfh this is heavy sherried stuff. Initially it does not have anything to do with Glenlivet anymore. It is just packed and loaded with sherry, sherry and more sherry, to top it off with a lot of alcohol. Now this doesn’t sound that positive maybe but don’t get me wrong, it is a hell of a drink!! Over time I started to appreciate this even better since the oxidation really restored the balance a bit with a little less sherry and a little more Speyside/Glenlivet. And I just do like to taste a little regional characteristics as well.
    • Nose
      Initially very heavy sherried nose. Loads and loads of red fruits, cherries, orange, raisins and alcohol
      With a serious oxidation on an almost empty bottle there is apples and pears comming through again. Just enough to mention it and give you more then just a big sherry bomb.
    • Taste
      Very creamy and full bodied. Sweet and dry. But on the taste in desperate need of water, like in a whole lake of it.
      Again after the longer oxidation on the almost empty bottle, I started to recognize a little more of the Glenlivet/Speyside profile again.
    • Finish
      Does it ever end? I mean, seriously, one dram is enough until next morning. Don’t bother brushing your teeth to get rid of the taste.
      Red fruits, warm sherried wood and a very smooth, soft mouthfeel.

  8. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Steven79 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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