Glenlivet 1973 It

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Intertrade (It)
Stated Age
14 years old
Sherry wood
Number of bottles
59.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
31 aug 2008 12:16 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1117.23

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 1973 It

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.00 points.

  1. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin

    Glenlivet 14 yo 1973/1988 (59.4%, Intertrade, sherry wood) Colour: amber. Nose: starts really powerful, on what seems to be a mix of ‘smoky’ sherry and resin, and gets then frankly resinous. Fir liqueur and honeydew, something like mead, fir liqueur and even absinth… Goes back to sherry (quite winey) after that, with also quite some rubber (bands), strawberry jam, kirsch… And then pine needles again. Very ‘funny’ so to speak, even if the rubber is a little ‘too much’.

    With water: a little less rubber but even more resinous notes. Retsina? Soy sauce. Also more peat… Way nicer anyway, much less winey. Quite superb in fact. Mouth (neat): big and very punchy, starting on fruit spirit (strawberry eau-de-vie and kirsch) and getting then hot, winey and rubbery, just like on the nose. Also notes of rose-flavoured Turkish delights, lychees… A fruit spirit indeed. With water: rounder, less rubbery and fruitier (cooked apricots, strawberries, raspberry liqueur, big notes of blackcurrants.) Finish: long, still a bit wild (the rubber never completely vanished) but very satisfying. Interesting peaty aftertaste. Comments: this Glenlivet is a little brutal when naked but truly excellent when watered down. Certainly not a Glenlivet ‘de salon’. SGP:543 – 86 points.

  2. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    【First】: Dark Amber (+++) Ann (++) Fig (++) Oily Pine Tuny Polymer Resin System Leather Feeling Burst (Animal Fatty Acid) Alcoholic Enrichment 【Middle】: Body has much viscosity Although it is not a feeling that it is silky, it is thick and has a connection to the finish Oily baked barley body is outline overlapping atmosphere However the texture of bones in the center 【Finish】: Returning slightly Prior Kyoto's skin Baked boiled black currant honey Lemon Smelling of licorice meat Lamb raisin anisette Creamy with time


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