Glenlivet 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 85.24

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 18-year-old

159 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.73 points

  1. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Spicy woody milk chocolate with prunes, wet wood, dried fruits and black tea.

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

  2. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    So there is nothing to talk away about here. This bottle is one of the absolute PLV frontrunners. The whisky is an absolute buy recommendation for the most popular prices. END of the announcement!
    • Nose
      Very aromatic. With fine spices and woody notes. Immediately there is caramel and in the background the fruitiness and freshness that you also know from Glenlivet. Now sweet vanilla with a light apple Helene. Fine!
    • Taste
      Now stronger aromas of caramel and vanilla and everything connected with wood and herbs. Then the apple Helene reports again and a hint of apple wine. Very round and creamy. Then reinforced with a little bit of pepper for a slightly tingling sensation. The mouth is finished with orange peel, some oak (not bitter) and a hint of salt and honey. Well done.
    • Finish
      Unfortunately only medium length too short but with a minty freshness. Few notes of plums and plums. Dryly reminiscent of wood, it lets go warm. A hint of sweet nuttiness stays a little longer.

  3. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose has a very Glenlivet-ish profile with a domination of spicy wood and milk chocolate followed by tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is quite spicy and oily with notes of nice oakiness and strong nuances of burnt sugar and dried fruits.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is slightly dry and pretty spicy with notes of black pepper, dried fruits and nice coffee nuances.

  4. 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.

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Subtle, lots of wood, slightly sweet. Tasty, but does not knock me off the stool.

  6. 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

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Comment: for the price that is really a lot in the glass - quite complex - the 43% is enough for me - he is never too thin - in the nose fruity on the palate more woody, well balanced, I can always enjoy
    • Nose
      Oranges with peels, fruity sweet and sour apricots, dates, vanilla, a slight waxy note - typical of older sherry casks, woody notes ranging from fine, slightly resinous wood dust, over old oak cabinet walls to freshly peeled branches - where tannins and vegetable acids are added directly to the Nose has, in addition to bitter tones reminiscent of bitter almonds and marzipan in dark chocolate, orange oil, lemon peel, a little sweet, oily, quite intense but never alcoholic
    • Taste
      subtle sweetness, lemon and orange - oily with a hint of sparkling orange oil and mint notes on the tongue, the oak is initially more perceptible at the edge and forms an elegant backdrop for the fruit flavors, malt, nuts, chocolate, the palate becomes dry - sweet oak wide, spicy with tobacco and pepper, and tree sap - I would blindly rather tap here to 46%, because the oak cargo is already very spicy.
    • Finish
      medium-long, spicy, oak-rich, tobacco, slightly bitter, dry

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. riegerjonas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Smell: light fruity sweet with a slight smokiness, gooseberries, but also dark berries, dirty notes, earthy
    • Taste
      87 87
      Jura-like, nice dirty earthy notes, relatively strong bitterness, coffee, subtle, pleasant dry dark berry notes, spicy wood, mint / menthol
    • Finish
      87 87
      dry and bitter, not that long


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