Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Stated Age
11 years old
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
66.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Hand selected by Marco Bonn for Brühler Whiskyhaus
Bottled for
Brühler Whiskyhaus
Added on
06 Dec 2018 5:22 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104.99

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49 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2007 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.04 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] Oops, what a strange bottling: 66.7% abv means they filled the new spirit with more than the recommended 63.4% abv into the cask despite the fact that history showed this results in rather harsh and "rocket-fuel" like maturations (when they did this during the cask crisis of the first whisky boom at the end of the seventies). So it is quite surprising Glenlivet repeated this practice during the beginning of the cask supply shortage of the modern whisky boom (almost no other distillery did this for good reasons) - this is a must try...

    ...and actually this is not bad at all! The 66.7% abv is not too punchy so one can drink this even neat where it offers a flawless (not a single trace of sulphur!) and nicely fruity modern sherry profile. It is very quaffable both neat and reduced - maybe an excellent sherry cask can withstand the higher filling abv levels and delivers a powerful yet balanced maturation in a shorter time this way. An issue to keep an eye on...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is very dark at burnt umber and the nose offers a rich modern sherry profile without any flaw. There are all the different fruits (home-grown and exotic - fresh, cooked and dried), nuts, spices, herbs in a powerful but not too strong wooden framework. The abv is punchy, of course - but this is bearable by my olfactory cells.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is bold on mainly sherry-induced flavours with firm but never dominating wooden notes. Not sure if I can find the Glenlivet malt beneath these rich impressions but to be honest - I do not care! This is an impressive modern sherried dram that was made just for drinking and not for "analysis paralysis". Some water releases more aromas in the nose and flavours on the palate that are mainly chocolatey (both milk and dark). A further reduction releases more spicy and herbal notes - hey, this is a perfect dram to play around with water. I like it neat and reduced at various strength levels...
    • Finish
      88 88
      The dram arrives hot and warming on the palate but not as hot as the almost 67% abv suggest. The mouthfeel is nicely creamy and coating, I like that! The finish is of medium length and stays creamy without bitter-drying moments. It gets a little more spicy and chocolatey what often happens with clean sherried drams (and what I like). What a nice surprise!

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A sherry bomb in front of the Lord! 1st Fill Sherry Hoghshead with 66.7% alcohol content, there goes something! Intense and dark Sherry, paired with chocolate and wood tones and then this nose ... Complex, varied and extremely fruity, sweet and full-bodied. The nose is for me the highlight of this bottling, tastes of the Glenlivet falls a little from, which is still whining at a very high level. Only the high alcohol content is a small criticism for me because I do not like to add water. Otherwise, I can only say, "Yummy!"

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Radiant reddish copper shines in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall sticks an oily and tough streak ,,, Sweetish oranges mix with apricots, peaches and raisins on the first nosing, mirabelle plums rise, a hint of cinnamon and milk chocolate separate from the intense fruit note. Slowly the nose changes, herbs and slight spice notes emerge. Sweetness plays with a touch of vanilla, caramelized sugar and a hard chunk caramel ends slightly tart. Creamy wood tones appear after a while, the alcohol is well integrated despite considerable 66.7% and absolutely does not bother.
    • Taste
      Carefully, I take a tiny sip. Immediately dark oranges, velvety vineyard peach and creamy apricots are on hand, caramel and milk chocolate are covered in black espresso. After the second minute sip, ponderous sharpness lays over the tongue, a cozy warmth floods the palate while caramelized sugar and dark berries fuse together. Due to the high alcohol content, I now add a little water today. Roasting aromas and dark sherry aroma are unabated after a good shot of water, dark chocolate and a touch of espresso whet the appetite for more.
    • Finish
      The creamy and spicy sherry aromas still stick to the palate, hints of dry wood follow, here and there I form a minimal citrus flavors ... Mint dissolves from red berries and grapes, chocolate and raisins end with a spicy spice and herbal notes ,

  3. Holbech scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    hs305 is on the spot with this one :-)

  4. Copshop68 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2019-05-15 => 87/100

    SID #651

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nutty sherry. Bright raisins, caramel, marzipan. Orange Softcakes. A touch of candle wax. Rose petals, fresh sawdust.
    • Taste
      Raspberry cake, almonds, a little vanilla. Dark chocolate, a hint of white pepper. A touch of peach, grape seeds.

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the apron ever ... I know the good drop. And have some water in. Then he unfolds for me really nice.
    • Nose
      Dark amber

      First, sweetened Rumrosines meet me. Followed by leather and oil for furniture care. The aroma is generally very dense and oily. Overripe, sour nectarines. Some balsamic and melted chocolate. Dark cherries, blackberries and wet leaves. In the background is a subtle chlorine note to find. The longer he stands, the more he goes in the dirty direction. Some car exhaust, braised rubber and engine oil. Very cool ...!
    • Taste
      Very sweet, spicy start. Sugared raisins and herbs. Marzipan and melted, slightly burnt chocolate. Cold espresso. Followed by dark, somehow dirty berries. Black olives in oil with a hint of chili. A very nice tart-sweet leather note. From the background comes a sweet and sour liqueur flavor. Add vanilla and burned caramel.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Only slight bitterness. Then herbs. Followed by a beautiful, dark sweetie. Sweetish, aromatic pipe smoke with a trace of sweetness. Dark chocolate sticks to the palate at the end.

      Very cool. I really liked it. Dirty, strong, sweet. : Love:

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Jeadrick scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A whisky that came with high standards therefore. It started very well with the smell, which clearly demanded more. Great Sherrynoten with hints of beautiful dark fruits.
    But what followed was pure disappointment. I think that's my subjective opinion that the whisky is down. You only taste pure bitterness, without recognizing the Brennereicharakter. This whisky was clearly too long in the barrel. Unlike the other Glenlivet First Fill bottlings, this loses completely.
    Even with water this is not better. Wood bites on wood and wood remains. Only teenagers can be recognized, but of course they owe the bitterness of the oak. In the finish natural wood on wood. If you like something like that, you should access it, who does not, keep your hands off. Only alone does the nose stay positive. I'm sorry, but I'm not impressed with this whisky. Again, this opinion is purely subjective
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78


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