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Overall rating
91.56/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Limited
Vintage
1968
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
40 years old
Casknumber
5252
Number of bottles
139
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Nov 2008 5:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 371.43

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1968 AD

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.56 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 139 bottles from cask no. 5252
    40 years in a single cask is very rare for any Scotch whisky, especially one so noble as Glenlivet. When the maturation is a gentle as this particular cask, you know that you are in for a treat!Rich, glowing gold with amber lights, the nose is immediately of expensive Tokajii. Very tangy, deep rancio, mashed bananas, sweet sherry, chocolate orange and Cointreau. Changing with every nose, this soon becomes tinned pineapples, then baked pineapples, Upside Down Pudding and Sloe Gin. Underneath, a more meaty nose with mint sauce, a lively vinegar and a hint of sanded wood and tobacco – definitely some distant smoke here.At natural strength this is truly medicinal, mouth drying, minty, herbal sage becoming progressively sweeter with toffee. A little water brings out sour fruits, then lively green fruits, a hint of Hessian, bung cloth and light licorice and fennel.A long, long, creamy finish as you would expect from such a “King ‘o Malts”, with lingering sage stuffing and dried Christmas fruits. One to truly cherish.

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