- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Dark Label
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Oak Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 15 Feb 2010 9:43 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 18-year-old
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.31 points
- hmm in the beginning a bit thin; restrained character
Oak dominates something
sweet, light banana, light oak, sherry, vanilla sugar
soft on the palate, settles around the tongue
slightly smoke, oak is more, Grannysmith, licorice is more, slightly cinnamon, nuts, herbal spices
good oak and gets stronger, browned apple, spicy
- A firm and smooth body.
Elements beautiful combined. Depth of flowery aromas.Very light touch of fresh peatiness. Some sweetness and a hint of sherryish oak. Lightly appetizing.
Flowery and sweet at first, then developing peach-stone nuttiness.
Dry,appetizing. Very long, with interplay of sweet and bitter flavours.
Here is a rich and round nose that takes you to breakfast on Sunday: jammy fruits (oranges, pineapple), cereals and biscuits, spices, vanilla honey, butter and a vegetal touch (pot pourri, humus). Hmm, a touch of viandox?
It is a balanced dram where fruity notes (flambé bananas, apricots, chocolate orangettes), spicy (sweet), woody and vegetal (if, if) intertwine in a soft matter, rather robust and a little buttered. Very nice all this.
Persistent, warm and rich finish, on spices and a sweet bitterness.
- More sophistication and finesse than the 12 and 15yo, so in a sense it is a little more value for your money.
- I prefer the older 18 year versions to the latest by far.
Sherry notes, balsamic vinegar, chocolate digestive biscuits.
Quite thick and syrupy and it is also quite oaky. There is some toffee and bitter cooking apples with also notes of cooked meats.
Medium length with a bitter sweet spicy finish.
- Score is for a bottle from around 2003