Glenlivet 1980 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
27 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 3842
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 sep 2008 5:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 474.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 1980 DL

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.44 points.

  1. cuhp scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Intese sweetness in this Glenlivet. Not that complex, but it is really tasty.
    • Nose
      Toffee, balsamic, sherry, wood, mint and candy store!
    • Taste
      Sherry sweetness,
      red berries, strawberry sweets.
    • Finish
      Sherry sweetness, red berries, strawberry sweets.

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  3. Kigor scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind sample 2oz

    N: Peaches and cream yogurt, wax, it’s got a Softness to it like butterscotch, some apple, vanilla, toast, salted crackers and a dash of cardamom. (Feels clynelishy...)

    P: More apple, peaches on toast, baking spice, honey, cinnamon, a little floral or herbal (reminds me a little of glentauchers)

    F: Wood spice, spice and White pepper, touch of mint. Short-ish finish.

    Guess: Compass Box Enlightenment 46%. (Never tried it, but all the components and abv would make sense)

    Reveal: glenlivet 27 omc 50%


    Thoughts: This one confused the hell out of me. I drank it over 3 different occasions and had a different experience every time. It has some floral elements, some citrus, apple, peach, a creamy waxiness(clynelish?). It’s not bold or in your face, it doesn’t seem old, or it has the ingredients for me to guess a blend. Could be totally wrong, but I cannot discern any particular distillery character as super dominant (other than the waxiness) The abv doesn’t feel high. My thinking is that if it were a IB of whatever you would think the abv would be quite high - and it doesn’t feel like it. It also doesn’t seem super old, but it does feel balanced. So that’s what makes me guess the way I did.

    Cheers and thanks for the sample!

  5. Sonett scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Fruity complex nose and taste, an exceptionally good dram

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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