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Overall rating
84.00/100
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1
Whiskybase ID
WB142339
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Single Malts Direct (SMD)
Bottling serie
Whiskies of Scotland
Vintage
1970
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2019 10:32 pm by stefsel111
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Average value

€ 2651.79

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1970 SMD

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/spirits-embassy-through-the-decades-duncan-taylor/

    “Forty years in the cask”, says Fergus

    N: Instantly fragrant and floral, Glenlivet from the 1970s rarely fails to impress. It’s the amalgamated coppery malty waxed [peachy, orangey] malty raisiny thick honeyed custard-y fusty-chalky fruitiness that does it for me. With this whisky, the oaky-ish fruits are decidedly over-ripe and on the turn. I get not a great deal more.

    T: Arrives with a waxy-soft < sharp citrusy fruitiness, the tropical fruits fusty & festering and certainly sweet < sour.

    F: Little travel, little finish. Dry chalky fruit-sour, herbal-dry [“fennel”, says Fergus] finish, a touch bitter.

    C: Good whisky, but a disappointment given some reasonable expectations. Who wants to travel through the decades to finish up with the lesser drams of the night? Even our host mentions it. A good example of old ain’t always best.

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