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Overall rating
86.50/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
31 years old
Casknumber
13515
Number of bottles
163
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Apr 2010 11:25 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 338.48

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1978 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by Adelphi;

     of only 163 bottles from cask no. 13515
    This example of RLS’s ‘King o’Drinks’ is a-typical in some respects, but classic in others. It has a gorgeous copper-gold colour, derived from an ex-bourbon hogshead, and heavy beading. The first impression is of fruit salad with maraschino cherries; behind this a soft pastry base, then slightly burnt chocolate brownie, then (curiously) sphagnum moss and lint bandages. After a while it settles to coconut and almonds, the former coming through in the taste at full strength. Water changes it again, towards barley sugar and citric boiled sweets, with a waxy background. The texture is very smooth; the taste not as sweet as expected, some salt but still dominated by coconut. Appetising and fresh for its years, with treacle toffee in the development.

  2. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This example of RLS’s  King of Drinks is a-typical in some respects, but classic in others. It has a gorgeous copper-gold colour, derived from an ex-bourbon hogshead, and heavy beading. The first impression is of fruit salad with maraschino cherries; behind this a soft pastry base, then slightly burnt chocolate brownie, then (curiously) sphagnum moss and lint bandages. After a while it settles to coconut and almonds, the former coming through in the taste at full strength. Water changes it again, towards barley sugar and citric boiled sweets, with a waxy background. The texture is very smooth; the taste not as sweet as expected, some salt but still dominated by coconut. Appetising and fresh for its years, with treacle toffee in the development.

  3. alectron scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      quite prickly for 54%, caramelized black tea +, mint + ,vanilla o, sherry o, chocolate o, wood o.
    • Taste
      first, when fresh in glas, savoury with even bitter notes underneath, quickly changing into mint, wood and a bit of chocolate.
    • Finish
      Again - mint, wood with a bit of chocolate, and more wood. In the very end, some bitter / dry notes come up again. Water seems to get rid of the bitter notes, makes it sweeter, but also a bit less complex.

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