Glenlivet The Master Distiller's Reserve

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
11 Jul 2011 11:15 am

Average value

€ 54.51

7 × in wishlist

137 × member ratings

440 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet The Master Distiller's Reserve

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.21 points

  1. whiskyd scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  2. Egge scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Mango, melon, vanilla, very fruity overall
    • Taste
      A fear cocktail that I can not match. malty and honey,
    • Finish
      In short, a little caramel, a few fruits ..., dry. Not very exciting.

  3. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    From a blind tasting:
    07/10/2017 N: sherry, vanilla, melon, apple, wood, non-alcoholic, mild T: Melon, consistency slightly "viscous" - oily, caramel, overripe apple, banana, exotic fruits A: unobtrusive, medium long, mild N23, T20, A19, B19
    12/10/2017 N: Wood, fresh apple, orange, vanilla, slightly turpentine, barely alcohol, rather young? Bourbon Barrel? T: a lot of fruit, alcohol clearly noticeable, pleasant oily in the mouth, A: max. medium-long, fruit decreases significantly, slightly arbitrary, clearly alcohol N21, T20, A18, B19
    13/10/2017 Tend today again to the verdict of 7.10. This somewhat oily consistency speaks more for an older whisky. The extreme fruitiness N and T speaks rather for a younger. The almost arbitrary departure does not speak for an old man. In any case, I would associate it with the Speyside, sherry keg. Under no circumstances has more than 43% vol. Balance: It smells pretty good, tastes quite good, but loses significantly on the finish. With just under 80 out of 100 points, I would rate him. I could imagine that I would like to drink it every now and then. He has a seat in my bar.

  4. Kontra scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    very light and pleasant
    • Nose
      - fruity - sweet
    • Taste
      - fruity (pear, apples) - slightly spicy - aromatic
    • Finish
      - medium long - slightly bitter

  5. Kontra scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I like it more than the standard 12yo.

  8. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not too bad for a NAS single malt scotch.
    • Nose
      Very fruity and sweet, vanilla, caramel.
    • Taste
      Several undefined fruits, caramelized sugar, honey, milk-chocolate, hazelnuts, almonds, oak/tannins, hints of sherry.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry.

  9. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I tasted twice blindly, and thirdly, aware of what I was drowning. In the remarks, I remind Balblair of 1997 and 2000. One of the tips was also some BenRiach, notorious as the secret tips of 20 yo and 15 yo Sauternes. Tasting had a descending tendency, I was most interested in the first sample, secondly I had a lower rating, and I was the lowest in the third. Whatever it is, I do not know myself. For megavzorek with a volume of 1 deci thank you very much to Peter.
    • Nose
      Pretty malt, fruity, spice and honey, so such a classic. But it adds something extra, fruity acidity, pears, pear. (83 b)
    • Taste
      Smoother flavor, vanilla, honey and wood. Maybe a slightly thinner body than I liked but overall cool. A slight hint of tanned wood in the flavor. (83 b)


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