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Glenlivet 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.61/100
votes
183
Whiskybase ID
WB39497
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The French Oak Reserve
Bottled
16.01.2012
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2011)
Bottle code
LF30083
Barcode
5000299295021
Added on
19 Jan 2013 10:41 pm

Average value

€ 46.82

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 15-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.61 points

  1. tribe scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I personally found wood a nuisance, I preferred the 12 with more distillery character and fruit.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    - a good, solid 15 year old single malt
    - significant increase compared to the 12 year old bottling
    - for about 40 € a fair price for a delicious malt
    • Nose
      Sherry, more wood aroma (oak)
    • Taste
      Relatively little in the mouth at first, followed by fruit and oak (plum, dark fruits), very soft and mild
    • Finish
      medium-long, soft finish;
      medium-long, warm, sweet aftertaste

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/on-location-glenlivet-2016/

    From the horse’s mouth, ‘Reserve’ [at Glenlivet] indicates that only a proportion of a ‘batch’ is re-racked – in French oak casks in this example – and the rest kept back, as opposed to ‘finishing’ where all of the batch contents is re-racked. In this case, 30% of the overall batch has been re-racked for two years.

    N: Sour cereal mash and raisins.

    T: Sharp and malty at first, turning decidedly savoury with a dry astringency.

    F: Sour green with deeper oaky signs of ageing.

    C: Though a tad tannic, I like it. 15 is a good age for whisky.

  4. besar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. besar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A nice Speyside Malt!
    • Nose
      immediately spicy oak, fruity, floral, some vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft, fruity onion (apples, tangerines), sweet, beautiful spiciness, oak, nuts, oily, pleasant and tasty;
    • Finish
      medium-length dry finish; great spicy finish;

  7. Vince' scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  8. M134481 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Koning scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Much rounder and softer than the original Glenlivet 12. The French oak has imparted spices like cinnamon and ginger, giving this Glenlivet a soft 'christmas feel' while retaining it's freshness. It's nice sipping whisky, not too complex.
    • Nose
      Fresh laundry(very glenlivet),vanilla,red apple, citrus fruits and a bit flowery. Later on notes of cinnamon and fresh baked bread appear.
    • Taste
      Creamy vanilla fudge, grapefruit, stewed pears, christmas bread, ginger and a whiff of smoke.
    • Finish
      Cloves, almonds, vanilla, caramel, oranges and a tiny bit of smoke.

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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