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Overall rating
89.50/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB171299
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Samurai
Vintage
17.10.2006
Bottled
15.10.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900993
Number of bottles
586
Strength
62.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944110209
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
02 Dec 2020 4:56 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 285.00

33 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2006 SV

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. Jake1965Blues did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Guys, stay on the carpet, please. It's all about the taste of a whisky, not whether you like the label.

  2. etwa77 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think that whisky cannot live in a bubble, detached from the outside world of politics and social issues.. see Ralfy's recent apology re: Ireland and the Jim Murray debacle. I would also add the shameful partnership of Bowmore with an expensive car manufacturing brand in an era when everyone is worried about climate change and fossil fuel.

    Labels carry symbols and If you put historically heavy symbols on the label, expect controversy (or maybe that was intended, to sell bottles? that would be a seriously immoral and greedy move).

    WB scores are not all that important.. so i see this game of counterbalancing low scores with high scores as rather silly, tbh. I cannot understand why experienced users would go into it.

    The bottler does have some explaining to do, imo… and a simple, heart-felt apology a la Ralfy.. a “guys, sorry, we fucked up!” Would go a long way!

    Until then, please, don’t buy this bottle, if you have a moral bone in your body!

  3. woohy101 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    umm the symbol of the rising sun is represent the past japaneses history of militarism and colonialism which were derivatived tens of thousands of innocent victims.
    the past japan always used the symbol of rising sun for inspiring their invasion.
    so the label designer and bottler should have not used the rising sun mark.
    Must remind the symbol of rising sun as same as Hakenkrez.

  4. sr_tobi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I rate this whisky on my own taste. I don't care about the label or the piece of paper on the bottle.

    Nose strong, oily, a hint of alcohol from the mint, pickled raisins, shortbread biscuits, looks wild and edgy, the aromas are not coordinated.

    Flavor strong start, slight bitterness probably from the wood, herbs, spice cake, some cherry, relatively unspectacular.

    Short and peppery finish.

    More fruity with water, more pleasant but replaceable, finish very short again, light beeswax.

    The bottom line is unfortunately disappointing for me, since I've had better Glenlivet from Signatory.

    Price 119.90 € (as of 01/12/2020)

  5. duke_h did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Wow.. I can't believe I see this criminal symbol on the whisky label...
    The designer must be Japanese...
    This pattern is so called

    ‘Japanese Hakenkreuz Flag’
    ‘Japanese Swastika Flag’
    ‘Japanese Nazi Flag’

  6. kimjihwan did not rate this whisky Newbie

    This is a place that should be expressed only by taste.
    Can you say that if this label was Hakenkreuz, not Rising Sun Flag? Is it available for sale?

  7. Bottlin Bond did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "Due to the atrocities committed by the Japanese in World War II under this flag, this flag is controversial. The lack of historical processing of the role of Japan during the Second World War and its responsibility on the official side contributes to the controversial attitude of other peoples towards the use of the Kyokujitsuki. The Kyokujitsuki triggers subliminal memories of the imperial Japanese armed forces and their war crimes in the Pacific War among many peoples of Asia. Outside of Japan, this flag is therefore still regarded by many as a symbol of Japanese imperialism in Asia. "

    "Around 1870, when the Meiji government replaced the shogunate, the commanders began looking for a specific war flag, because until then the samurai were the defenders of the country and carried the flags of their respective daimyates."

    "The motif was also very popular with the Kamikaze pilots and was not infrequently painted on the respective aircraft or a small flag was worn as a headband. They were carried by the units on land and at sea."

    "Even in World War II, some thoughts of Bushidō influenced the actions of Japanese soldiers. Many samurai bloodlines, such as the House of Honda, still have a great influence in Japanese economics and politics today."

    Sources: Wikipedia

    "A new series of noble bottlings from Andrew Symington's wooden treasure was raised to the aristocratic warrior status with expressive labels. Each of them personalized with illustrated heroic figures that stand out in black and white against the rays of the" rising sun ", as the Japanese military flag is called . "

    Source: Kirsch Import

  8. John87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. leeho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. leeho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

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