Glenlivet 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch Reserve
Stated Age
18 years old
1st & 2nd Fill American Oak & ex-Sherry casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Jan 2020 10:18 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 73.27

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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

  1. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Amazingly good whisky. Mild, fruity, fresh.

  2. Abadon05 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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%.
    • Nose
      84 84
      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.
    • Taste
      82 82
      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.
    • Finish
      79 79
      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.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisins, slightly sweet, slightly tingling, spicy, brown apple, slightly gummy, brown sugar, slightly red berry
    • Taste
      strong on the palate
      Sherry, light oak, spicy, sherry goes well, red berries (raspberry?), Light espresso, the alcohol stings a bit
    • Finish
      medium long
      light oak, sherry, tart, spicy becomes more, liquorice

  4. Falang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smooth odeur; very strong with a great aroma of butter. Hint of toffee, and a hint of cotton.
    • Taste
      92 92
      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)…
    • Finish
      90 90
      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!

  5. MLE scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  7. L_Gillian scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Amazingly inviting and rich, like an elegant perfume.
      Tropical fruits, buttery, bay leafs and other aromatic spices, everything smothered in honey.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Prominent lychee. Sour, fresh, mint,
    • Finish
      79 79
      Too short. Oaky

  8. Mapl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Marcel74 scored this whisky 66 points Expert Junior

    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 ..
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity, slightly spicy, a little oak, I don't smell the toffee, but I do smell citrus
    • Taste
      Smooth, balanced, little chocolate
    • Finish
      Short, a little chocolate

  10. Georges scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet malt, fruity (oranges, apricots, grapefruit), honey, spicy (pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg)
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soft, sweet, sherry, oily, creamy, buttery, fruity (oranges, apricots), toffee, spicy, citrus, lemon zest, honey, vanilla
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, smooth, fruity, raisins, oaky, spicy


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