Glenlivet 1983

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cellar Collection
French Oak Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
21 Nov 2009 4:22 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 575,00

6 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1983

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.59 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lots of floral, tannic oak extract. Heady. Hypnotic.
    • Taste
      Peaches, honey, anis.
    • Finish
      Crisp, dry oakiness.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Soapy! It turns out some of my glasses were tainted with un-rinsed washing detergent - we must all rinse our washing up! With a fresh glass, I’m finding this a clean old-style whisky with fragility<delicacy and notes of coriander & treacle.
    T: Taste wise it’s spot on [no detergent here]. We are talking of dry-soft oak, soft honey and butterscotch, although there’s a touch of sharpness also.
    F: Long finish on honeyed oak.
    C: I could drink this everyday.

    Scores a B[-]

  3. Waykid scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nosing-whisky. If the taste would have followed up with the nose it would have been easily a 90+ in my book but the taste wouldn't reach 80. So the points for the lovely nose.
    • Nose
      Wow: raisin, fine old armagnac, chistmas cake, orangy citrus, coffee. All this in a full and round combination. The mocha grows stronger and even more pleasant.
    • Taste
      Bitter and piquant, surprisingly short, flat and really bland and lame compared to the stunning nose. Black, strong and bitter tea, a very light mocha, some banana.
    • Finish
      Nothing much here, short, some mocha and bitter tea.

  4. Teuchter did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From WhiskyMagazine 

    Michael JacksonNoseLots of floral, tannic, oak extract. Heady. Hypnotic.PalatePeaches, honey, anis.FinishCrisp, dry oakiness.CommentThe oak does not totally dominate, but is powerful for such an elegant malt.Dave BroomNoseTight, fragrant nose: cinnamon, clove, apple and heather. Firmer and more malty with water.PalateA fairly tight structure with root ginger, heather, dry grass, dried apple. Good maturity, well balanced and a spicy, exotic overtone.FinishClean, good length.CommentBalances sweet and savoury. Next time though make it unchillfiltered!

  5. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N: the soul of the distillery stands out immediately, with intense tropical and apricot notes; spumeggianti are also revealed to be slightly fruity suggestions, say of various jams (strawberry seems dominant). Overall it is very 'fragrant', very aromatic, though not very complex: there is the vanilla, there are nuances of peanuts (in general, dried fruit in abundance); after a while we are lulled by a very pleasant lemon cream. Everything is as enclosed by a constant smell of damp wood, impregnated with whisky, in short: warehouse. P: much sweeter and creamier, and much more blatantly so: hints of caramel, vanilla and white chocolate prevail. Then, still various jams (we would say apricot, which also returns as dehydrated apricot); he lacks a bit of grip at the body level, perhaps, who knows what the choice of a gradation is so low (almost all the other Cellars are bottled cask strength, even if - sometimes - the time has intervened to smooth). Yellow fruit, almond. F: very discreet and malty. Brioche with apricot jam, dried fruit. Stereotypical Glenlivet, we would say, without great grip though; he has not stolen his heart, other expressions are decidedly more intriguing (just think about the award of prizes made at the last Milan Whisky Festival ...). http://whiskyfacile.com/2014/01/09/glenlivet-19832003-cellar-collection-ob-46/

  6. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A frequently-overlooked bottle in Glenlivet`s Cellar Collection, perhaps

    as it remains one of the youngest of the series (even at 20 years old).

    This is sterling stuff, nonetheless, described by Jim Murray as

    `sophistication and attitude rolled into one`. With the finish adding

    nuance rather than dominating the palate, this is a minor classic of the



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