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Overall rating
95.37/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Vintage
26.11.1954
Bottled
12.2010
Calculated age
56 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2736
Number of bottles
191
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613029194
Added on
11 Mar 2011 11:34 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2566,55

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1954 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.37 points

  1. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge V says: This bottling is part of a new series of Glenlivets that gathers casks
    from each decade from the 1950s to the 1990s. Colour: deep amber. Nose:
    starts with this typical fruity freshness that’s often to be found in
    these old Glenlivets in my opinion, that is to says hints of ripe
    bananas and then quite some melon, orange zests and maybe fresh blood
    oranges. The wood is absolutely not dominant here but there are very
    pleasant whiffs of humus and then a little camphor and eucalyptus. A
    discreet smokiness as well (fir cones fire). Putty. Other than that,
    there’s also a little sugarcane, or ‘ideas of some very old rum’. It’s
    complex and relatively delicate despite its strength. With a few drops
    of water:  the sherry comes out, with more raisins and dried fruits.
    Mint, camphor and eucalyptus got bigger too and the whole is superb.
    Mouth (neat): much more power and rather more oak in the attack,
    together with some ample notes of orange zests and mango chutney. What’s
    very nice here is that the fruitiness is lively enough to make up for
    the slight oakiness, which creates a feeling of ‘bitter oranges and
    tonic water’ that’s most enjoyable. There’s also a little smoke and
    notes of liquorice and green pepper. With water: same changes as on the
    nose, more raisins, more mint and more liquorice. Finish: long, more
    herbal I’d say. Smokier as well. Comments: a very excellent old sherried
    Glenlivet with all its expected attributes. SGP:662 – 91 points.

  2. Imp scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Nose: fresh and fruity on a start, smoked pear wrapped in bacon, hint of wood smoke, grassiness, then comes tobacco, some saltiness appears after 20 min, more smoke, hints of varnish after 40 min, it is changing and developing all the time!
    Taste: very concentrated, tobacco and citrus peels, old balsamico and salt, old oak and liquorice, you make smallest sip possible and it bursts on a palate, just stunning.
    Finish: lo-o-ong and coating, oaky but not too much, tons of herbs and spices, fresh note of mint and eucalyptus, touches of salt and wood smoke on top. 
    full version here http://madmaxhwisky.blogspot.com/2017/03/g-mega-tasting-glen-grant-21-yo-40-glen.html#more 

  3. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting notes from the booklet inside the whisky box:

    Colour: Deep AmberNose: Very mild with an increasingly drying effect. Profoundly fruity with raisins and currants macerated in liquor. Dry dates and figs with a trace of orange peel and a shake of fine hard-wood sawdust.

    Palate: Sweet, then drying, with considerable spice in-between. The long dusty finish leaves a venerable óld wine´aftertaste. A drop of water reduces these characteristics slightly, but leaves them intact.

  4. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting notes from the backside of the bottle:

    Fruity and juicy with raisinsand currants macerated in liquor. Hints of dry dates and figs. Sweet, then drying, the palate is considerably spicy with a long dusty finish.

  5. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes (by SCOMA) : 

    Aroma: Notes on plenty of brown sugar with light citrus notes - orange peel and hints of roasted coffee beans.

    Taste: Golden syrup with some tropical fruit influences. A hint of toasted wood with a very subtle hint of spice. A very delicate smoke flavor lingers.

    Finish: Long and dry with notes of old wine. 

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