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Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
08.1979
Bottled
08.2009
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 5438
Number of bottles
217
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Feb 2010 7:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 350.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1979 DL

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. Bond scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      First of all: enjoy this one unhurried (needless to say, eh?), otherwise this one will be a disappointment - unless you love universal adhesive in your glass, that is.

      After 10 minutes wait: Lemon juice, butter, caramel, brioche. quite sweet, but with an earthy edge and a tad acidy. Maybe some artificial raspberries in the background. Maybe. +H2O: sill lemon freshness, but countered by butter and earth now.   
    • Taste
      Starting nice and quiet on caramel an then - bang! bang! bang! (hear Björk screaming?) Black Pepper and a load of woody spiciness - really a big load. A whole mouth full. Turning lemony and slightly acidy, but that won't last, turning sweet again. Some vanilla. +H2O: Not that sudden anymore, but still...and even more of this woody spiciness. Some dark bread.
    • Finish
      Still some spices and wood, but mellow and distant. A tad bitter and earthy as well. Quite long and complex.

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