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Glenlivet 21-year-old

Overall rating
87.14/100
votes
452
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Archive
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Batch 40174
Added on
11 Jul 2007 9:00 pm

Average value

€ 168,29

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 21-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.14 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice nose, taste and balance, but it's a bit thin because the low 43% ABV.
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisin, waxy apple, flowers, oak, cinnamon and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Spicy oak, vanilla pudding, apple compote, cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Medium, oaky, spicy.

  2. mosesumike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. markfeit scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    candy and dates on the nose, well balanced and elegant in the palate. A great, easy drinking, well aged whisky.

  4. BehindSpace scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    An excellent mole, a huge leap in comparison with the 18-year-old, the nail of the program is certainly an aroma, lively, changeable, playing many colors, the taste can not boast such a wide range of components, but surprisingly saturated and powerful, the aftertaste closes, smoothes and prepares the background for the next sip. Very well, after the official 12th and 18th years of the samples of extreme smoothening, boredom and dreary sluggishness of whisky that appeared for me, this is just a powerful rehabilitative breath of fresh air, returning interest to the distillery.
    • Nose
      Floral, herbaceous, lemonade, in the background light minerality alternating with lacquer-acetone notes, peel of green apples, wax, noble wood, cream tones, slightly burnt caramel, toffee, fondant, the aroma is complex, develops and changes with time, at first it seems very subtle, you have to look for and track down the tones and shades, but then it changes, opens up to the fullest, turning to tasting something then the other side and it is necessary to tell him that he has something to show us.
    • Taste
      Oak with red oranges, red pepper, sweet syrup, creamy notes. Surprisingly powerful and rich for a commercial fortress, it feels about 50, and from above.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, smoothed, light ginger burning, crusts of oranges, grapefruits, burnt sugar, apple compote, bitter young bark.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    oh man - the smell of something so delicious and you look incredibly on the first sip and then you have something of dilute diluted malt in the mouth - with 48% or more he would be madness, so you have divined divine barrels of water
    • Nose
      Fresh oak - a touch of wood dust, herbal spiciness, mint, nougat, wild honey, herbal sweets, cinnamon, bourbon cashew, apricot jam, oranges with peel, plum jam, dried pineapple, mango - a wonderful exotic Fruchtpotpurri - perfect balance of sweetness and acidity - despite lower Alcohol - the nose raises huge expectations
    • Taste
      soft, mild, light sweetness, delicate soft fruits, especially orange, mango, apricots, with cocoa, tobacco, pepper, espresso, hazelnuts - somehow too thin - too little alcohol
    • Finish
      rather weak, slightly dry, slightly chocolaty, sweetish, slightly tingling, slightly bitter, slightly resinous, rather short

  8. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I do not know, in the smell of fantastic, in taste and reverberation, it is far from good. I expected more
    • Nose
      Mighty sweet fruity scent - sherry, raisins, figs, oranges, vanilla, woody, apples and a little spice - this is a pretty cut
    • Taste
      The taste is again dominated by sherry tones, oily, fruit cake, green apples, fine spices. A little more alcohol would certainly not hurt
    • Finish
      Woodiness, chocolate biscuits, slightly fruity background and spice again

  9. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Classic, and very good, but not necessarily interesting, especially at this price.
    • Nose
      Elegant is the first word that comes to my mind. It's fine and subtle, supple, with nice sherry notes intermixed with apple / pear. It lacks a little punch to really be remarkable.
    • Taste
      Even constant is a little soft knee ... Classic overall, difficult to find great defects, but too consensual to my taste.
    • Finish
      Pretty short.

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