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Glenlivet Guardians' Chapter

Overall rating
86.23/100
votes
177
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Hogsheads, American Oak Barrel & Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
24000
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LKPH 0897 070 11:20
Barcode
5000299609026
Added on
06 Apr 2014 6:37 pm by vriesdich
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 104,42

26 × in wishlist

177 × member ratings

585 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet Guardians' Chapter

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.23 points

  1. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. markfeit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a bit of pineapple on the nose, and a bit of pepper in the finish. This is a bit different 'Livet. I quite like it. Nothing stunning, just a good solid dram that makes me thing of sitting in the guardians library at Glenlivet.

  3. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Lacks balance and the beauty of Glenlivet.
    Allowing the Guardians to pick their own whisky was a great idea, interesting how they picked a very non Glenlivet like whisky.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Very thick and heavy, the density noses like a cask strength. A slap in the face with caramel and treacle, sticky and sweet. Some toasted nuts with a handful even burnt.
      With time the sweet caramel note takes over and dominates the nose. Literally smells like a pot of caramel, has almost an artificial sweetness to it.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sherry casks serving up dessert; caramel coated nuts, sticky toffee pudding and a helping of chocolate cake.
      Glenlivet 18 in parts with a little more oomph
    • Finish
      84 84
      Toasted oak with a slight wisp of smoke and a coating of thick caramel.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Glenlivet did a great job with this one! Not only by letting fans join to point out the most popular of the 3.  They found a great combination of different casks which are responsible for the depth that is inhere.
    • Nose
      Wow thats a big nose! A lot of sherry influences! I suspect some virgin oak as well? Honey, dried plumbs, Almond, ripe banana's, Meller candy. This is a well rounded and balanced nose!
    • Taste
      Slightly sharp on arrival. after that a quite thick mouth filling entity. This one can handle a few drops of water. Caramel, almonds, again a hint ripe banana's and a tender spicy note
    • Finish
      Again i suspect some virgin oak in the finish. quite surprisingly there is some vanilla and light fruits coming through. Some honey liquor note and bourbon wood. This finish stays there for quite a long time. very pleasant!! There is actually some cigar at the very end.

  5. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Ooooemph! that's an very very good nose. Very Glenlivet-y. There is some green apples in there, load of other fruits, like plums. There is indeed an hint of the sherry barrels they' ve been using. But there is also quite some wood influence. With water and some time it gives some wood shavings and more caramel. It is a splendid nose!

    Taste:
    Sweet, caramel, fudge, then fruity it tastes quite mature given this is a NAS. With water it gets a bit weaker. But still quite some bourbon influences.

    Body:
    Smooth as silk.

    Finish:
    Medium-long length. Very mature bourbon barrel influences, so quite some caramel, vanilla en wood. There are not many tannins in here. At the end of the finish there is some sherry cask influence.

    Price:
    Don't know, this was a given sample

    Presentation:
    Don' t know, this was a given sample

    Comments:
    Well done Glenlivet!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. DavidH. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very promising. The finish has too much bitterness in it, however it improved a bit over time. 

    It´s a very drinkable dram but not worth the price.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet, Caramel, Butterscotch, Vanilla. Very warm and creamy. Red Fruits and some Spices & Nuts from the sherry. Some Wax & Honey. Later on some Mocca & Milk Chocolate.

    Taste: Gentle, Sweet arrival. Then some light Oaky Peppers. Stays Sweet & Fruity

    Finish: Gentle, some light Pepper. Sweet & some Bitter Oak. Medium lenght

    Nose is the best part. Taste and finish are average at first, but do improve over time.

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