Glenlivet 13-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Fill American Oak
Stated Age
13 years old
1st Fill American Oak
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LKZR4215 2021/07/21
Bottled for
France Exclusive
Added on
14 dec 2021 9:04 pm by Malzbrenner

Average value

€ 42.67

5 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 13-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.50 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Sadly, not on par with the regular 12-year-old "First Fill" bottling, which I adored despite its mere 40 percent.

    This one is more oaked-up overall. Nice nose, though.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

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  3. richie_f scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    • Nose
      Very solid, rich oakiness, toffees, vanilla
    • Taste
      Fruity, sweet, loads of cooked fruits, vanilla cake, caramely
    • Finish
      Nutts and spices, fairly long.

  4. Erik1702 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Schöner 13 jähriger. Der durch das First Fill viele helle Früchte und Vanille mitbringt. Der 12 jährigen fand ich allerdings einen Tick besser.

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    A 13-year-old Glenlivet is available for tasting in a glass, 40% vol. and unfortunately without information on filtration and coloring. It is matured in 1st fill American Oak casks and bottled exclusively for the French market. The price is around 40€ in March 2022.
    Actually a whisky that I liked, but it only occupies a niche place in the wide Glenlivet range. In terms of price, it has to compete against 12-year-old representatives from its own house, which, however, can score with 48% vol. and represent a great hit from the Glenlivet distillery. However, I could imagine that I would actually buy a second bottle because I like that Easy Drinking First Fill American Oak feel. Sure, a few percent more would have done him good, but this whisky can definitely be fun as a cheap offer.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Toffee and white gummy bears start, then some sandalwood followed by soft vegetal notes like white lilac and jasmine. A fine sweetness of white chocolate, honey and beeswax flows from the glass and supports a subtle fruit. Ripe vineyard peaches, white currants and a little bit of banana round off the very pleasing aroma. That makes you want to take the first sip!
    • Taste
      84 84
      A very soft and pleasant sweetness spreads on the palate: ripe bananas, ripe pears and again the gummy bears. Some acidity from blood oranges makes the whisky non-sticky; then a bit of invigorating mint is added, followed by white chocolate and smooth toffee. All in all very pleasing and round without becoming spectacular. Perhaps a few percentages of alcohol would have suited the whisky better, but as it is it remains more of a pleasing whisky for a cozy get-together with friends.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length and pleasing, initially with a light mint, which quickly gives way to fruity aromas and sweet notes. Toffe, orange zest, chocolate. Nothing hurts here, nothing bites here, but the big fireworks don't happen either.

  6. Reybouttard scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    old gold color
    brioche bread and vanillia on the nose
    short on the mouth, cereals
    not very complex

  7. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79


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