Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Batch 40347
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
20 Oct 2008 11:36 am

Average value

€ 334.39

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412 × member ratings

964 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet XXV

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.07 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    the notes are full and intense
    I miss tension and composition
    certainly a tasty whisky
    with intense delicious flavors

    you will like it
    • Nose
      directly after pouring:
      a touch of violet oil
      Salt, withered leaves (slightly earthy nutty notes)
      ripe apricot meat and dried dark sherry
      plum jam
      spicy sharpness (spicy alcohol?)
      then come green notes like woodruff

      a little later in the glass:
      the smell becomes more artificial - artificial sweet flavors
      There is a slight alcohol in the nose
      Marzipan, green pleasant notes,
      and again violet oil
      at least: dusty rubber sole
    • Taste
      in the beginning soft violet oil
      Almonds, dark fruit
      spicy intense
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Dry spicy
      Violet oil
      some fruit
      then malt sweetie

  2. sphinx scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    ????: dark gold, slightly brown
    ????: sherry, elegant, sweet and spicy, with an old sherry feel and fresh flowering, pleasantly waxy, very smooth and consistent!
    ????: delicate, peppery, very chocolatey, subtly alcoholic, a little bit of a chocolatier, even pleasant, intense, gives the impression of more than 43% And unfortunately it flattens out quickly due to low power ...
    ????: very delicate, moderately long
    Very good position, nice floral and chocolate boxes, nicely arranged at least a little and the atmosphere of a fresh meadow. If it were under 50% it could be quite pretty !!
    ????: 5/10
    ????: 88/100

  4. Moses scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    He is how he should be. Just wonderful. Only the PLV is a bit borderline. But I still afford it and will enjoy every dram of it! The winter can come. Slàinte friends! Such bottles make the difference. You can put this whisky completely in the palate and let it linger. A dream.
    • Nose
      Now I'm jamming at a high level. I was a little disappointed here. Nothing new comes with a little water either. He has a little bit of everything but not enough on his nose. Floral, sweet and fruity. Or rather, the nose is too timid. That can happen in the course of the bottle. Patience is the order of the day. Otherwise several nouns from the 25th league. Just a little more cautious.
    • Taste
      Here comes more than the nose promised. Strong (despite 43%) it is mouth-filling with its successful Glenlivet spirit and relies fully on thick and soft juicy notes "in all" areas. Class barrel management. Sherry Finnish of the upscale kind! Incl. tingling in the mouth. Black pepper. You have to like it! Kudos to the master. When whisky becomes medicine. PS: rarely seen that drops on the glass are so slow. Slow motion.
    • Finish
      Long, longer ... and full pipe with lots of caramel and all orange notes including the very large fruit basket, it hangs heavy and thick on the palate and stays ... goes ... comes back and stays ... goes and does pure pleasure! You have to like the spiciness. Thanks to Glenlivet. Masterpiece for lonely hours. PS: Wow effect!

  5. Mr. D. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nothing bothers me about this whisky, it seems supple to be supple, a prime example of an uncluttered elegant sherry whisky, which convinces me with only 43%.
    • Nose
      A beautiful pure sherry nose, elegant, supple and yet intense despite restrained 43%, dark fruits, sweet, spicy, behind it clearly oak without the whisky to take the fresh and slightly sour fruitiness, with mint, some cocoa, hazelnuts, milk chocolate in the background
    • Taste
      creamy, oily, full-bodied, full of sherry, sweet, fruity, bold, raisins, prunes, with some oak, light acidity, intense, but a few percent more would bring even better the taste forwards
    • Finish
      nice long finish, supple, nuts, plums, very slightly tart

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Similar profile to both the Inverblye WB and the Ladderfoot WB - such is the consistent profile Glenfiddich attain to maintain. Notes of dried confectionary fruits, sweet malt and putty mash.
    T: That’s a very pleasing palate provider with a flood of sweet fruits>ice-cream fruits & toppings.
    F: Honey into butterscotch with a touch of sweet lime.
    C: Scoring among Glenlivet/Glenfiddich/Glenmorangie/Glen Grant fans should be [overly] high given it’s dessert-like disposition. It’s a lovely sweet Glenlivet with a subtle [1st fill], oloroso finish that allows the bourbon casks plenty of headroom.

    Scores a B[-]

  8. Jsa scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N- Intense dark chocolate caramel, ripe banana with hint of rubber.

    P- Nutmeg, ginger and oaky. Well grilled dark fruits with spices, deep and balance.

    F- Long. Soft texture, rich and silky. Liquorice and eucalyptus, mint flavours clinching on the gum. Dry mouthfeel.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91


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