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- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
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- Batch Reserve
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- 1st & 2nd Fill American Oak & ex-Sherry casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 700 ml
- Bottle code
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- 01 Jan 2020 10:18 pm by maltaholic
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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 18-year-old
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.55 points
- Amazingly good whisky. Mild, fruity, fresh.
- 60 € for an 18 year old? You have to get it that way first. Some ten-year-olds cost more.
Very mild and almost a blend, but pleasing to the crowd. Certainly not bad. For the money there are better things, but a lot more bad things.
Quite interesting and also something for those who want to go in the direction of a distillery character. An all day dram for autumn.
Would more percent have done him good? Perhaps. But I think he should be like that with 40%.
Fermented grapes. One is reminded of the grape harvest. A whisky for a golden autumn? The color and the nose are definitely right.
But overall rather flat. A little caramel, a little cinnamon, but the grapes dominate. Some fermented fruit in the form of apples and pears. The typical smell when you first come to a distillery. Exactly the same smell.
The apples are clearer and more like sour apple rings from Trolli.
Not very complex and no real depth either. But the aromas that are there are clear and remind you of whisky and the distillation of it. I like it.
Vanilla and caramel as well as wood are evident.
The sour apple rings go back a little. A sweet one remains.
The nose is confirmed, but without the grapes.
Light and mild, very little spice and even less depth. Almost in the direction of blend. The slightly fermented fruits remain.
Also here rather mild and short, whereby the sweetness disappears a bit and it becomes drier, which I don't really like. Also wood and a little bit of raisins.
- this 18 has no smoky note, the old one does
more ABV would suit him well
Although he likes the old one with 43% and I liked this smoke grade better
Sherry, raisins, slightly sweet, slightly tingling, spicy, brown apple, slightly gummy, brown sugar, slightly red berry
strong on the palate
Sherry, light oak, spicy, sherry goes well, red berries (raspberry?), Light espresso, the alcohol stings a bit
light oak, sherry, tart, spicy becomes more, liquorice
- In my opinion: This is an amazing whisky! While tasting you can truly comprehend the passing of time, needed to gain depth and knowledge. This is a work of patience. Beautiful aroma with hints of sweetness, sourness and some surprising tones.
Smooth odeur; very strong with a great aroma of butter. Hint of toffee, and a hint of cotton.
This Glenlivet is a true masters product, well crafted and balanced. We get a hint of sourness with orange geste, warm apples in the oven, pear and pie. Although all these components are considered to be warm and a bit ambient like a brown pub, this whisky gives something fresh -almost like minty (mentol candy)…
A balanced aftertaste, hints of cardamon and chicory, sensible and soft, royal and pleasing. I don't know why but it is very pleasing... A drink for Kings and Queens!
Amazingly inviting and rich, like an elegant perfume.
Tropical fruits, buttery, bay leafs and other aromatic spices, everything smothered in honey.
Prominent lychee. Sour, fresh, mint,
Too short. Oaky
- This whisky is then 18 years old, but it is not complex at all, very flat and no depth ... note: I have that new Glenlivit 18 batch reserve at 40% abv, the old one had 43% abv ... and that one was better .. luckily it was on sale for 66, - but you can buy much better whiskys for this
Never buy again !! Bad flat and flat whisky without draft and only 40% pffff ..
Fresh and fruity, slightly spicy, a little oak, I don't smell the toffee, but I do smell citrus
Smooth, balanced, little chocolate
Short, a little chocolate
Sweet malt, fruity (oranges, apricots, grapefruit), honey, spicy (pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg)
Soft, sweet, sherry, oily, creamy, buttery, fruity (oranges, apricots), toffee, spicy, citrus, lemon zest, honey, vanilla
Long, smooth, fruity, raisins, oaky, spicy