Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Batch 0910A
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Mar 2012 11:44 am

Average value

€ 321.05

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55 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet XXV

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. markkerr02 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/provning%20155%20glenlivet.html Test 155: Glenlivet - 150307 The whisky tested: Glass 1 Glenlivet 12yo, 40%; 401 kr 0 points
    Glass 2 Glenlivet 18yo, 43%; %; 591 kr 16 points
    Glass 3 Glenlivet Archive 21yo, 43%; 952 kr 64 points
    Glass 4 Glenlivet XXV, 43%; 1799 kr 174 points
    Glass 5 Glenlivet Nadurra 16yo, 55.1%; 473 kr 90 points
    Glass 6 Glenlivet Single Cask Edition 2014, 56%; 2499 kr 60 points
    Glass 7 Glenlivet Single Cask Edition Minmore 18yo, 57.9%; 2896 kr 121 points
    Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Glenlivet XXV, 43%
    Color: Amber with green tones
    Scent: Fikon - raisins, large, sweet mats, fattons
    Taste: Sweetie, very dried fruit, spicy
    Aftertaste: Medium - Long, Dried Fruit, Sweetheart, Little Saucer, Chocolate
    Score: 93
    Fat: Bourbon + sherry + sherryfinish 1st fill Oloroso

  2. Speymalt scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A dream of a malt.
    • Nose
      The Bourbon vanilla ice cream runs in the warm creamy sherry sauce of candied dark fruits and finely grated orange peel. In the background of this sweet, soft note are now spicy notes, from the hazelnuts soaked in dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the cold-warm ice melts on the tongue. The nuts give the sweet a nice light but clearly bitter counterpoint and combine with the dark fruits, the still warm sherry sauce. The seasoning of the hazelnuts, nutmeg and cinnamon now take the whole mouth.
    • Finish
      After the enjoyment, the full bouquet of the spices remains present. The tart dark chocolate nut mass dominates over the soft sweet, which wants to be a little drier in the finish by the orange peel. The taste experience lingers for a long time.

  3. Tuctu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  4. Tuctu scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  5. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It was purchased as wedding present , why would you think of selling it???

    I agree with Richard 100%, it was purchased for you to enjoy but why wait for any occasion, crack it open and enjoy your wedding present as it was intended.

  6. RichardK did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    If you really like whisky: drink it. Every time you feel like it is a special occasion and of course save some for the friends who bought it. Do not keep it unopened. Whisky is to enjoy, not to use as an investment. That way you reduce the chance real whisky enthusiast can enjoy it!

  7. Hotspur000 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    I got this as a wedding present from a group of my friends, and I've been debating what to do with it. Should I:

    A) Keep it unopened and see if gains value;

    B) Open it and only drink it on special occasions; or

    C) Only drink it when in the company of those friends who bought it for me.

    What do you guys think? Any suggestions?

  8. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    N: as we expected, there is immediately a great bailamme of fruit, beautiful compact but still colorful (strawberry, yellow peaches, a tropical-pineapple? - raisins and dried plums). With even a sprinkling of orange. Then there is a large buttery and maltiness; the suggestion is the usual brioche, but also the sweetened coffee, dough for cakes and burnt sugar. This whisky seems to us beautiful round, elegant, chiselled. It also retains its freshness, a lightness already perceived in other Glenlivet, even though it is also very important from what barrel wood had to offer: an enchanting warehouse smell that remains glued to the glass. P: perhaps due to the gradation the body is slightly penalized. However, they confirm a certain creaminess and a smooth sweetness, all based on fruity scents: still yellow peach, apricot, still tropical notes and raisins. Here, hazelnut and licorice are added to the robust addition of the malt. The woodiness becomes increasingly important, but without exceeding. Very balanced, therefore. F: pleasant, delicate and quite long. The quartet is fruit, malt, wood and hazelnut. Are you a whisky lover with delicate flavors, expertly balanced to offer a balanced mix of malt, wood and fruit? Yup? Well, this is your whisky, not too demanding and yet you can play long, given the many suggestions (especially olfactory) to which it can give rise. All very appropriate, then, apart from the fact that you will need an equally refined portfolio to bring home a bottle http://whiskyfacile.com/2013/10/22/glenlivet-xxv-ob-43/

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Matured in Oloroso sherry casks. This beautiful single malt has a rich, spicy nose with aromas of sherry and wood. The taste betrayal tones of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon with a dry spicy finish.


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