Overall rating
86.60/100
votes
176
Whiskybase ID
WB110402
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Edition #1
Vintage
10.04.2007
Bottled
19.03.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butts & Sherry Hogsheads
Casknumber
see Comments
Number of bottles
2927
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L18/164
Barcode
5021944097234
Bottled for
Selected by Kirsch Whisky Import
Market
de Germany
Added on
11 apr 2018 6:41 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.23

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176 × member ratings

446 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 2007 SV

33 users have left 33 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.60 points.

  1. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      Spicy, subtly sweet, dried fruits, a little malt, later the sweetness is more pronounced and there are vanilla and caramel, I also have some furniture polish. Nice soft subtle wood note, very nice nose
    • Taste
      fruity start, spicy, with oak notes and dried fruits, turns into sour and slightly dry. The sweetness can only be heard subtly
    • Finish
      spicy, nutty, wood notes, lots of dried fruits, very nice sherry notes, a bit sweet with a hint of chocolate and oily, slightly bitter at the end

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good bang for the bucks sherry Livet. Not overly drowned in sherry but well-intrated and no real off notes (read: sulphur). Not overly complex but everything it does do it does well.

  3. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    - a super 10 year old Glenlivet
    - good barrels and convincing taste
    - comparable, for example, to Edradour 12 CALEDONIA
    - with an issue price of € 49 great price for the good whisky,
    with currently 90 to 130 € already an announcement that everyone for
    must answer himself ...
    • Nose
      tangy and fruity, caramel, nuts, clearly sherry, rose hip, oak
    • Taste
      strong, powerful start, sherry, oak, honey, dark fruits, nuts, cocoa, intense mouthfeel, still a clear oak note present
    • Finish
      medium-long finish laden with sherry and oak;
      medium-long, slightly drying aftertaste

  5. Dogs2 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Subtle sherry notes, some honey, orange and melon, no negative and therefore annoying alcoholic notes. In the mouth a strong and spicy start, fruity-sweet, oak, dark chocolate, again no negative alcohol, despite the 48.1%.
    Long finish, spicy oak notes, a sweetness that I still can't pinpoint exactly, ginger joins in the background.
    So much for a coherent overall picture. The 50 € that was called up at his time are okay, I increase my points from 85 to currently 87.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Well, it works: young sherry whisky, from first-fill barrels that has not been drowned in strong wine, leaves enough space for the (first-class) distillate and delivers a harmonious overall package. I don't often get 88 points for ten-year-olds; but here I find it actually justified.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Despite the first-fill barrels, it has more of a refill character for me. Nice caramel, spicy, with Christmas cookies and elegant almond and pear notes (typically Glenlivet), supported by American oak. The raisin and plum aromas to be expected come second. No alcohol, no youth noticeable. Totally round and mature, looks older than ten years.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very spicy very early, but not peppery. The wood plays the main role in a pleasant way, a bit like good refill piglets, but then clears the way for sherry fruits, gravy and the floral, sweet Speyside character of Glenlivet. Nothing burns or stings, and no aspect dominates. Super balanced. You can either just slurp it away or, if you choose, analyze it in more detail, it is equally suitable for both types of pleasure. Chapeau.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Cake batter, almond cookies, Raffaello, plum jam, allspice, a hint of Williams pear brandy.

  7. The_Independent scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    —- blind tasting —-

    I am not particularly enthusiastic.
    • Nose
      A little restrained, then sweet sherry, with a slight note of sulfur behind. With a little time, a light peach with vanilla will come through. The alcohol stings.
    • Taste
      Hot alcohol, then sweet notes, bitterness and something floral on the second sip.
    • Finish
      Medium length, initially sweet then spicy and then becoming bitter.

  8. Axel_87 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Very sweet, distinct aromas of peach and overripe fruit, honey, chocolate typical Glenlivet floweriness
    • Taste
      Very sweet, honey with peach, sticky, fresh apples and pears, citrus notes, baked peach, very fresh
    • Finish
      Medium length, slightly sweet and sticky, notes of chocolate, slightly bitter at the end, honey and floral notes again

  9. ErrHaBe did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This one leaves me at a loss. On the one hand, it has a distinctly strong sherry profile with beautiful fruit aromas and chocolate. On the other hand there is a sticky sweetness that I find somehow off-putting. You almost forget that you have whisky in your glass. Depending on the form of the day, one or the other sensation dominates more. Apparently the barrels were very active, if not to say "wet".

    But even if it looks a bit young and unbalanced, it has a good price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      Sherry! Sweet grape juice and clear Oloroso / PX notes. Walnuts. In addition, a mixture of light and dark fruits, marzipan, creme brulee and a little black pepper. A roomy, oily mouthfeel contrasts with a gruff alcohol note. With water, the PX note and sweetness become more dominant, plus a little milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, vanilla milk or pudding, cherry liqueur, milk chocolate. At some point the distillery profile with the apples and pears will also be recognizable. Slightly sticky in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Medium length and mild. Still sweet and fruity. In the end there is dryness. The alcohol remains slightly gruff until the end.

  10. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is candy with an excellent price-quality ratio!
    • Nose
      Raisin, plum, raspberry, mandarin. Red fruit salad.
    • Taste
      Earthy and oily, then a transition to plum, fig, and blackberry. Bit of citrus in the background.
    • Finish
      Long and satisfying. Sweet plum and blackberry linger. Delicious!

  11. malthead-sven scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    ## tasted in parallel with batch no. 3 ##

    A classic sherry malt but without much fruitiness. Compared to the batch 3, he has the slightly smoother nose.
    • Nose
      classic nutty sherry, without the slightly sour note of Batch 3, raisins, leather laces, loamy soil
    • Taste
      oily, caramel cream sweets, Storck giants, dry
    • Finish
      Now also woody, medium long

  12. MickMatrix scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  13. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very well selected small batch - an intense, good malt. A wonderful combination of oak, sherry and dark chocolate!

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      85 85
      tangy, caramel, nuts, noticeably sherry, fruit (rose hip), oak;
    • Taste
      85 85
      strong, powerful start, sherry, spicy oak, honey, dark fruits, nuts, cocoa, pleasant mouthfeel;
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium-long finish with sherry and oak; slightly dry aftertaste;

  14. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Very complex for his age. Sweetness and spice are well balanced. Long and pleasant finish. Dangerously tasty.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Beautiful sherry notes, fruity, ripe plums, nutmeg, lots of cocoa powder, cinnamon, fresh peppermint, caramel and malt
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, oily, plums, mint, lots of milk chocolate, nutty, white pepper
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, sweet chocolate, sugared plums

  15. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow I do not like it that much. This artificial fruit and sweetness bothers me. I'm not sad that I did not buy a big bottle from it.
    • Nose
      There is of course salty sherry in there. But not so dark fruit. Kirsch. Haribo Happy Cherries. Generally such an artificial wine gum note that I do not like. Overripe honeydew melon. Banana bread. Subtle wood notes. Tree sap.
    • Taste
      At first, a lot of sweetness. Orange blossom honey. Red marshmallows. Apricots. Fortunately, in the mouth, this artificial note is not as strong anymore. But then the oak comes and rages through the mouth. That came as a surprise. It tingles. Pepper.
    • Finish
      The sharpness remains something. Cappuccino. Dark chocolate with orange pieces. Burnt caramel. Oak spice.

  16. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    For only 10 years of age, this is a great vatting. This dram is complex enough to warrant revisits often and works in any situation. Perfect strength to sip it neat; a tea-spoon of water does not take away any crucial flavors or aromas. The initial price on release was an absolute steal.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Classic PX nose – winey sweetness, grape juice, orange marmalade, and buttery toffee. Perfumed oak, clay, dried figs, and incense. This nose reminds me of Glendronach 1995 Vintage, due to overt notes of buttered toffee and oranges.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Bold arrival with lots of oak, eucalyptus, and toffee. The oak is present everywhere, yet does not translate into bitterness – Quercus Alba at work I reckon. Thick custard cream with orange oil and caramelized dates.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium. Mint chocolate, Werther’s Original, and condensed sweet oak syrup.

  17. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  20. redsnapper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very great and successful whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pure sherry. Very intense smell of dried fruits, raisins, dates, plums. Fruit chaos in your head, everything you can imagine in sherry-ripened whiskys. Very sweet, caramel .... promising in the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Holds what you expect. Sweet, fruity, plus vanilla (?) Or Walker's shortbread (?). In addition, subtle oak and very slightly peppery. Delicious.
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length finish. Oak.

  21. sealgair scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    No sipped whisky in sherry, as one might suspect from the color. The rather filigree Glenlivet is quite recognizable. A very nice composition.

  22. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great sipping whisky with a lovely sherried profile and a nice spicyness to it. The batch system, 5 casks from the 2007 vintange have been used for this bottling, sure does work very well here. As does the reduced strength of 48,1% abv. Certainly good value for money.

  24. Lorion scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasty and interesting. Somewhat flat on the palate. 80 points.
    • Nose
      Matches, cherry and nuts. Prunes and lychees.
    • Taste
      Dry, nutty with bang pistol and musty cherry.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sherry, nuts.

  25. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  26. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The spice of Glenlivet is clearly present, it lacks some fruit but otherwise very tasty and easily accessible. I do not find it too complex, the finish is relatively short and without intensity but in any case exciting and anything but uninteresting due to its aroma - 21.04.2018
    • Nose
      Leathery, sweetish tobacco, aromatic, soy sauce, bouillon cubes, sesame, the fruit lingers in the background, sugared apricots from the tin, malt sweetness, some chocolate
    • Taste
      Sweet, stomach bread, gingerbread, sugar, biscuits, peppery, the pepper is surprisingly long, slightly watery texture, spicy-aromatic, the oak is noticeable and provides a light bitterness, creamy Vollmichschokolade
    • Finish
      Short

  27. DocF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Delicious whisky for 50 € - not drowned in sherry, in reasonable strength
    • Nose
      Without water: first light alcohol sting, disappears after ~ 30s, ripe plums, red apples, ripe cherries, yeasty, block malt, milk chocolate, yellow peach; with water: grassy, ​​malty
    • Taste
      Without water: soft, mouth-filling honey sweetness, ripe plums, coffee, malty, again yeast, with water: flatter, less fruity
    • Finish
      medium, coffee at the beginning, a "grapey" sweetness remains

  28. James.Braddock scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    For under 50 € an outstanding whisky, which earns 89 points absolutely. Not these modern young UA bottlings from the wet sherry keg that are just pushing and otherwise rather one-dimensional, but a fine, complex sherry whisky that I'm sure I'm going to deal with more often.
    • Nose
      Chocolate and honey, subtle sherry and Christmas spices
    • Taste
      Always chocolaty basic tone, with honey and orange notes, with wax and coffee hints. The Glenlivettypische flowery sometimes seems through.
    • Finish
      Here comes the oak and the milk chocolate goes into bitter chocolate. The finish is medium long

  29. fradin11 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  30. Noface83 scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Simple but delicious sherry whisky. Without depth but very easy to drink. What the sociable men's evening and the price (just so) in order.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  31. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Another tasty SV - filling a 2007 Glenlivet from the juicy Firstfill sherry casks.

    50 € - clear buy signal.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  32. Astrid did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Casks:

    1st Fill Sherry Butt 900251 - 10.04.2007

    1st Fill Sherry Butt 900252 - 10.04.2007

    1st Fill Sherry Hogshead 900195 - 27.03.2007

    1st Fill Sherry Hogshead 900196 - 27.03.2007

    1st Fill Sherry Hogshead 900197 - 27.03.2007

  33. RoyC did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    1st Fill Sherry Butt - 900251 - 10.04.2007

    1st Fill Sherry Butt - 900252 - 10.04.2007

    1st Fill Sherry Hogshead - 900195 - 27.03.2007

    1st Fill Sherry Hogshead - 900196 - 27.03.2007

    1st Fill Sherry Hogshead - 900197 - 27.03.2007 

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