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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
13743
Number of bottles
241
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Dec 2007 11:09 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1980 AD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful whisky, that show its age. Could've done with a little more fruit on the palate, but I'm nitpicking really.
    • Nose
      Malty with (sour) apples, juicy pears, kumquats and white grapes but also sweet cotton candy and custard. Something slightly acidic now. White wine vinegar maybe.
    • Taste
      A fairly oily mouthfeel. Quite a lot of oak. Pretty spicy too. Cumin and fennel seed. Slightly more citric than the nose suggests, but also apricots.
    • Finish
      Spicy but then a quick return to the orchard fruits. Ends on a menthol note.

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 241 bottles from cask no 13743
    Described by Robert Louis Stevenson as 'the King O'Malts', The Glenlivet has enjoyed a high reputation since the 1820s. This stylish example is drawn from a hogshead and has a pale amber colour. The nose is rich and fruity – fruit salad and fruit salad chews; oranges, peaches, apricots, applies and sun-dried tomatoes were all identified, along with almond paste, gorse flowers and coconut milk. The latter increased when water was added and was joined by fresh plumbs and pain au chocolat (with a slightly burnt base). The mouth-feel is voluptuous and mouthfilling; the primary taste sweet then dry, and the overall flavour; Ferrero Rocher chocolates. A long, comforting finish and overall a sophisticated and classy malt. Drink when you’ve time to appreciate it.

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