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Overall rating
84.57/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
26.09.2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKPM4122
Barcode
4005971767163
Added on
15 Dec 2018 10:25 am by Reutax
Colored

Average value

€ 89,13

3 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 18-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.57 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Short comparison without real notes between 18s, 21s and 25s.

    The 21er (WID: 100846) is in comparison to the 18er (WID: 122702) elegant and finer. The 18er seems a bit more intense and woodier. In the mouth, the fine of the 21er but now rather negative, because it almost seems too soft. Unfortunately, there is a lack of strength and expressiveness. Too bad. A few% more would have done well. The 25er (WID: 121833) has in comparison to the 21er more sherry fruit, chocolate and more oak. Due to the oak flavoring of the 25er not so weak in the mouth as the 21er.

    The 21er is unfortunately too thin in the mouth. The 25er is just one more level. But also expensive. For the price I would prefer some other malts. The 18's is solid as usual, so I like to take it as a calibration whisky. You do not do much wrong in principle. From the 21er and 25er will probably not give a large bottle.

  2. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It's a solid whisky, but it's nothing out of the ordinary. Overall, he seems a little tired and alone his cheaper price is not a purchase argument.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Green apple and citrus notes on first crawling, sourdough and a clear oak note with some sweetness, slightly volatile alcohol
    • Taste
      84 84
      He looks round and slightly oily with clear oak notes, bordered by some sweetness. Orangeat and spices give the 18er a certain melting.
    • Finish
      83 83
      On the palate remains a bit bitterness and the taste of oak. The sweetness disappears relatively quickly and the aftertaste is rather inharmonious.

  3. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Glenlivet 18 WID: 122702
    Abv. 43%
    Nose: Round and balanced nose for a standard in this price range, but it needs a bit of warmth, as the 43% were unfortunately a bit thin, floral, a little caramel and oak, light fruits and a hint of Citrusreiniger
    Taste: directly a nice fine oak spice that tingles slightly on the tongue, a few green ripe apples, but in itself a bit flat
    Departure: continue the fine oak spicy a few seconds and does not taste like leached barrels
    Conclusion: Can you buy, but as great as many described it is not in my opinion. I think it's round and especially the fine oak flavor is very tasty. I can honestly not recognize Sherry, which also disappointed me a bit. You can drink, but it is a bit boring.

  4. krupoder scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose: pleasant, flowers, fruits, citrus.
    Mouth: citruses, caramel, spices, nuts.
    Aftertaste: medium length, nutty and sweet.
    Balance: good
    Overall rating: 84
    The sample was made at the celebration of NG, it was not possible to devote time for a deeper analysis. If possible, I will make the second approach.

  5. krupoder scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose: pleasant, flowers, fruits, citrus.
    Mouth: citruses, caramel, spices, nuts.
    Aftertaste: medium length, nutty and sweet.
    Balance: good
    Overall rating: 83
    The sample was made at the celebration of NG, it was not possible to devote time for a deeper analysis. If possible, I will make the second approach.

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