Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Ex-Bourbon + French Limousin Oak
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label (2011)
Bottle code
LKPJ 4266
Added on
10 Dec 2011 10:10 pm

Average value

€ 82.83

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 18-year-old

137 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.77 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Bright and rich for its strength, with wet wood, dried fruits, milk chocolate and pastries with prunes in the aroma, tart taste with notes of wood, dried fruits and black tea, the finish is quite bright with notes of barrel, honey in honeycombs and nuts.
    Glenlivet 18 is a kind of excellent perfectionist who is trying to be better than he is in his 18. From what side do not look at him, everything in him is well and balanced.

    RATING: 86pts - [n22, t21, f22, b21] → | 86-89: Remarkable |

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite a robust single malt from Glenlivet with a nice complexity, although a tad too oak driven at times. 
    • Nose
      Fresh with tropical fruits, balanced and elegant. Nectarines, orange peel and a whiff of sultanas. There's a touch of red apples and rose petals too, followed by a hint of sour beer. Good stuff though.
    • Taste
      Somewhat acidic and slightly tannic even, but the balance is restored with a few sweeter notes. Lemon zest, oranges, candied hearts, honey, but also a small amount of ginger.
    • Finish
      A hint of caramel, but also burnt toast and pepper.

  3. Gloin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    He is much fresher than I remembered him. The smell takes some time to develop fully. Then he is very aromatic and complex. In the mouth he misses some complexity, but tastes good. The departure is unfortunately somewhat one-dimensional. It's been a few years since I tasted this whisky. Today I am a little disappointed. I thought that the whisky was allowed to mature in sherry casks. Sherry influence, however, I hardly find today.
    • Nose
      Orange, roses, conifers, sugared lemon, a little vanilla, a little garden herbs, slightly darker over time, a touch of sweet cherries
    • Taste
      Quite a good start with a light body, some sharpness on the tongue, slightly bitter oak notes, again some orange, malt, some garden herbs
    • Finish
      Warming, malty, slightly bitter, hops, medium long

  4. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apple juice with a little vanilla, cherry syrup, toasted bread and nuts.
    • Taste
      Acid freshness (of the pleasant kind) stands in the foreground. Then the acid disappears briefly and it develops a nice fruity creaminess. Now the acid comes back and combines with oak flavors from the barrel. Nuts in the background
    • Finish
      Mid-length finish with spiced oak and raisins.

  6. KeesD scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
      A very pleasant nose of sweet wood... like a glass smells in the morning after left on the table the whole night... a bit wet hay...
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet nutty, vanilla, a bit honey. Not very intense...
    • Finish
      90 90
      Honey is the first thing that comes to my mind, a bit mint in the end, but very tasty.
      Might be some longer, it's too short, but very good.

  7. dominikbraun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

  10. Kprut scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Perfect dram for every day, a tart full of butter and berry jam.
    The glass sometimes gives off floral notes, sometimes butter and pleasant wood.
    One of those bottles that you can drink easy in a week.
    Enviable price quality.


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