Glenlivet 15-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
French Oak Reserve
Stated Age
15 years old
New French Limousin Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2007 9:17 pm

Average value

€ 63.96

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 15-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.34 points

  1. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The finish is excellent which increase the overall rating.

    (Rating interval 81-85)
    • Nose
      Malty sweet fruitiness, red apples, pear, subtle spices, maybe some weak coffee notes and definitely oak.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, crispy apples, sweet apples some chocolate and orange candy.
    • Finish
      The finish have an impressive spiciness, cinnamon and nutmeg, some brown sugar and bitter red tea.

  2. Igor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Balanced, unobtrusive, piquant and very palatable. For my money, it thoroughly deserves to have one in possession.
    • Nose
      Lemonade, zefir/marshmallow, lime, orange, prunes, apple, rosewater.
    • Taste
      Chocolate sweets, milk chocolate, liqueur, white coffee, Toruń gingerbreads (covered with chocolate).
    • Finish
      Medium to short. With moderate pungency. Allspice, cinnamon, honey, black pepper.

  3. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A cut above the standard-issue 12yo, Glenlivet 15yo is finished, as the

    name suggests, in Limousin French Oak (the same kind that is used for

    many cognacs). "
    International Wine & Spirit Competition: Gold Medal; Best in Class

  4. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

     Soft, enjoyable and very drinkable.
    • Nose
      Very fruity and floral notes, smoe sweet and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet spicy but also a bit bitter oak, but a pleasant mouth feeling. 
    • Finish
      Very fruity and floral.  Roses, cherries and dark berries.  Not the most incredible of aromas to rise out of my glass, but that's ok because the price was not the most incredible either.

      Cherry, rich dark plums and of course oak.  Creamy.  An exotic oak, but not too exotic such that it is weird.  All pleasing flavors Dry oak and a bit too dry, medium long.

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Forward and unpretentious. Luscious of chocolate and toasted honey.
    Interesting ice cream soda frizziness. Very fragrant, fresh and smells
    just perfect.

    Palate:- Sprinkles of spices on sweet floral malt. Oaky dry mouthfeel. Balance and round.

    Finish:- Smooth as silk. Very charming and a beauty. But just slightly short on the tail.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  8. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    He is slightly smoky !!?
    Nobody writes about it here.
    Am I imagining it, or is it not smelling anybody because it's not on the bottle?
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    When I first tasted this I was not very impressed but it did improve as the bottle went down, still nothing special but is fine everyday drinking malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Oak, oaky Spices, Vanilla.  Sweet, some Eucalyptus or Mint. Gets warmer with some malty notes and red Apples. 

    Taste: Peppery arrival, not overpowering but gentle and easy. Sweet with some nice viscosity but not oily. Some apples again.

    Finish: Smooth finish, with some nice peppery oak.


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