Glenlivet 16-year-old

Overall rating
86.64/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
WB60867
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Nàdurra
Bottled
17.06.2014
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
First Fill American Oak
Casknumber
Batch 0614C
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LPCH 0808
Barcode
5000299226346
Added on
17 nov 2014 12:04 pm by Ciro
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 139.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 16-year-old

21 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.64 points.

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The smell is almost archetypal for a firstfill bourbon ripening and miraculously shows that no sherry casks are needed for intense aromas. This impression continues in the mouth and finish, supplemented by strong oak. A wonderful whisky, which shows what is possible even without Weinreifung. I love him for that. The whisky is good for a few drops of water.
    • Nose
      green and yellow apple, lots of vanilla, sweet and sour, lemon, cut grass, white wine cream, lemon ice cream
    • Taste
      Sharp start, the alcohol is noticeable, the notes from the nose are repeated, sweet and sour fruit and vanilla, but now comes neat spicy oak
    • Finish
      In the finish, the oak becomes even more powerful, the sweet fruits have to give way to the soft, only a light acid can prevail against the oak and mix with the bitter bitter notes from the wood.

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  3. Thoma scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bourbon matures Section: 2023.01.07.

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    86+

    Glen Scotia Victoriana (2022)
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    85+

    Glenlivet 16yo Natural
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    87-

    Hazelburn 10yo (2021)
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    88+
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Lorion scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Exciting and delicious. 85 points.
    • Nose
      Fresh vanilla, mild and cool citrus fruits. pears, peaches.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, a delicate oak, lemon cake.
    • Finish
      Medium length and sweet.

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Nosingbär scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Thick is my word for him. Thick in ABV, thick in flavors, thick in mouthfeel. Great. Subtle floral aromas are also present, but nothing is fragile here. The whisky is a powerhouse. 89/100
    • Nose
      A pure vanilla explosion before adding water. But also white wine, white grape juice. Earthy herbs mingle with vanilla notes like thyme and oregano. Flowery, floral notes. A hint of pollen. A sparkling note that goes in the direction of white sweet wine. late harvest. Exotic fruits like mango and kiwi. The oak spice is beautifully noticeable. Blackberry, blueberry, mint, sour cherry.
    • Taste
      Wow. Powerful. Vanilla by the truckload. Creamy. Coconut cream. full-bodied. Hot, sweet, spicy. coconut, nutmeg. Creamy pineapple, nougat. But also bitter herbs and dark chocolate.Spicy flower nectar.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, dark oak aromas, nocciolone. A little bitter oak. Long finish, very spicy. Beautiful, dark oak notes. Looks older than 16.

  10. Stef89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very tasty malt that needs a lot of air and can handle some water.
    At the time of the notes, the bottle had been open for 3/4 year.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Despite the barrel strength, a very mild nose. Hardly any alcohol and not rough at all. First of all, a lot of apple and some pear on the nose. But the whole thing turns into a lot of yellow fruit. From apricots to grapefruit. Especially the citrus-heavy fruits crystallize out. Especially the grapefruit. The whole thing is underlined by blossom honey and in the further course really nice wood notes come to light. Like fresh sawdust and old wood flour. Never woody or bitter. It was probably the perfect time to be bottled.
      With water it becomes a little alcoholic and the fruit becomes a little weaker in favor of the wood notes
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong start. Even with water. There is an alcoholic note here and I can also feel hints of glue.
      In the mouth, the wood notes dominate and push the fruit back a little. But that leaves space for strong vanilla and light grain notes, which I missed in the nose. Otherwise an extremely creamy and pleasant texture on the tongue.
      The grapefruit is the most popular. Go ahead and think this comes from the Glenlivet "house style".
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is not too long, but carries nicely the notes from the mouth and nose with it. The light wood notes caress the palate and make you want the next sip!

  11. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. SpringBarley scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Exciting, but also a bit of a shame that the fruits continue to subside from nose to finish. Thanks to the beautiful vanilla + oak it is still very tasty, the nose here the winner.
    • Nose
      Immediately beautifully fresh and very fruity with a fine acidity, light, sugared canned fruits, peach, pineapple, apricot, mandarin. Behind it a fine spiciness with a hint of herbal tea. Vanilla, maybe a little coconut too.
    • Taste
      First sweet with more vanilla in play, then the spice comes with pleasant oak notes, the vanilla comes with a little pepper, but the oak then prevails.
    • Finish
      from the back it comes out more bitter and lingers so long.

  14. robse211 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. RR60 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  17. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    bottled got a lot better when opened for a year (or more)
    needed water in the beginning, didnt need water any more when opened for quite a time
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Does not need water for me. The alcohol binds perfectly. I like very much very complex complex. PLV (80 €, 2017/06) is fine.
    • Nose
      sweet intense pear, coconut, vanilla, caramel
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, pepper
    • Finish
      medium, milk chocolate, sweetness, caramel, wood without being bitter

  19. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: slight note of glue, vanilla, tart oak spiciness with delicate tart notes, butter, toffee, caramel, apples, all very clean and clear Taste: without water gentle alcohol, no burning, strong fresh pleasant oak, sweet and sour, oily mouth feeling increasingly dry, then spreads vanilla, warm spicy intense, concentrated, white pepper, finish is long and complex Conclusion: delicious - just after 16 years from the fresh barrel brought and not dirty, no color, no water, no filters ..
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  21. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the 0814D, this one might be a little less fresh because I detect no green fruits. Quite as good, though.
    • Nose
      Banana, just like the 0814D, then strong vanilla and butterscotch. Bourbon maturation if ever there was one. Honey, hay, some mint, hints of ripe red fruit and cinnamon
    • Taste
      Honey-dipped banana, vanilla, butterscotch, red fruit and some spiciness.
    • Finish
      Medium long and somewhat drying. The banana, pineapple, melon and other yellow fruit slowly die on your tongue, hints of red fruit and cinnamon die along with it. Some maltiness comes up and faints. Eventually the vanilla comes peeking and slowly distance itself again. Brilliant!

  22. Opeth83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  23. euzlpz scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Not nearly as complex as some of the early batches, but the quality of each note is excellent! Clover honey, and cinnamon are highlighted here on the entry...powdered cocoa on the finish, fruits and florals in the middle...succulent, sweet, spicy, juicy, Earthy...basic, but delightful nonetheless. Recommended!

    A solid 80 points

  24. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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