Glenlivet 2006 vW

Overall rating
88.02/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB177548
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
17.10.2006
Bottled
09.01.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900996
Number of bottles
586
Strength
63.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 feb 2021 10:20 pm by takeshi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.03

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 2006 vW

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.02 points.

  1. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A difficult to access whisky, quite complex. a very dry sherry that is quite good but lacks indulgence.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Baked cake, almonds, lots of wood and spices (cade, cumin, star anise), toffee notes. The water gives it a slightly sulphurous character. I prefer without.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Not very sweet, very dry, rough. There are notes of strong coffee, plum, cooked grapes, cake and salted butter caramel on the finish. Slight bitterness with dried herbs. The water reinforces the spicy character, but also makes the whole creamier.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, salted butter caramel, coffee, wood. The water brings peppery notes, herbs and liquorice.

  2. molpet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    If only it would not be that spicy! Extreme spiciness combined with alcoholic sharpness, too much for me personally... Medium intensity sherry notes - dates, figs, rum soaked raisins maybe. Chocolate and oak notes.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Good, but not great!
    • Taste
      85 85
      Too spicy. If only the intesity of the sherry notes would be higher. Not the best first fill sherry cask ever used... :(
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and spicy!

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    As expected, this on is heavy on the alcohol, but not the best of these heavily sherried Glenlivets I have tasted.
    Still a pretty blasting dram though.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very full scent, a lot of red fruits, pretty some alcohol punch. Berries, cherries, floral, some sour citrus. Later on more candy-like, fruit sweets.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful, tending to very intense. Sour red fruits, berries, burning like pepper. Pretty thick structure, later on things get more quiet.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still very intense, red fruits, a slight bitter touch. A touch of pepper, somehow a not even very long finish actually.

  4. Marcel74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is not a light whisky, 63.6% normally goes into the barrel with this strength, but this Glenlivet comes out of the barrel with 63.6% .. a few ml of water is therefore necessary..
    • Nose
      Initially alcohol on the nose, after some water and time the sherry tones come up, oranges, chocolate and flowers have the upper hand
    • Taste
      Creamy entrance, clear sherry, toffee, chocolate, raisins, dates, figs and dark red fruit, some water benefits the taste
    • Finish
      Very long finish due to the high alcohol that allows the taste to linger

  5. HotiMcWise scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: floral scent of lilacs and oranges. There are also darker tones of berries. Taste: salt caramel with juicy orange and honey. Finish: cinnamon, clove spice, vanilla and pepper and ginger.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Candy62 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    At first I smelled chalk, oak and alcohol, but I let it sit for 10 mins and the wonderful smell opened up.
    nose: riped sherries, honey, dark berries, white pepper and marzipan
    palate: strong and warming bite, sherry, oak, red berries, orange marmelade
    finish: long and warming, sherry jam, oak and red berries
    Great whisky, full of flavors. This whisky needs some extra water too. Let your whisky open up for 10 mins and you will be rewarded.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Comet67 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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