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Overall rating
88.51/100
votes
150
Whiskybase ID
WB73209
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - Autumn 2015
Vintage
05.1996
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
83263
Number of bottles
611
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky Import
Market
de Germany
Added on
16 oct 2015 8:18 am by dramark
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1996 SV

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.51 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice fruity sherry bomb, the perfect accompaniment to the Sunday coffee party with a chocolate cream cake
    • Nose
      Sherry, black currants, cherry juice, Black Forest cake, thickened plum compote, dark chocolate, lavender, gingerbread spice, some wood
    • Taste
      Fruity sherry, dark forest honey, chocolate rum raisins, old plum brandy, dark chocolate mousse, oak in the background, very full-bodied
    • Finish
      Long and very balanced, sweet with a bit of oaky spiciness

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This malt will replace a complete afternoon cake place setting. Insanely delicious, sweet and round. Reminiscent of a good Glendronach, but here with more fruitiness. Thanks man for the sample!
    • Nose
      Immediately intense fruity sherry notes, a lot of dark honey, caramel, kirsch, when you pass the Hotel am Schokobrunnen. Tasty combination of a lot of fruit and a lot of sherry.
    • Taste
      Here too a delicious sherry bunnies. Milk chocolate with cherry filling, no pungency, really creamy like a chocolate cream cake, light spicy notes with mint, then raspberry sauce over it, again the dark honey. More dessert is hardly possible ...
    • Finish
      long, chocolaty, juicy orange, and beautiful oak.

  4. Tomek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: intense, strawberries, red fruit, sweet, chocolate,
    Taste: pleasantly fruity, cherries, milk chocolate, tobacco leaves
    Finish: fruity woody, pleasant
    Rating: 4.5

  5. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: notes of sherry, cappuchino, raisins, some oak, notes of rum and cinnamon.
    Taste: Mild flavor. On the tongue noticeable notes of cappuchino rum, sherry and raisins. A bit of cinnamon and the taste of an espresso in the background
    Rating: 88 | 100. Finish quite with a rum flavor with raisins. Very nice whisky. Perfect for long winter evenings. Nicely complex worth trying. This whisky can be an interesting daily dram.

  6. Keule_Minouge scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Phew, 5 years later and the thing is never a 90, as I felt it at the time. Freshly opened bottle: very cautious nose that suggests a fortified mulled wine. The mouthfeel and finish are the same as the nose. Only briefly at the tip of the tongue can one suspect something like draft and the Oloroso barrel. All in all, for the anniversary of my wife and I, a handle in the toilet! Either this is a cork-lover or I had no idea at all back then. Anyway, I'm correcting the score for 19 years of SingleCask, which tastes like an average NAS bottling, massively down.

    * EDIT *
    If someone from the "old troops" needs an opened bottle with approx. 6cl out, please contact me via PM.

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    On the other hand a lovely, fruity sherry whisky, but on the other, not different from any other well made contemporary sherry bomb, and also quite tight despite being "only" 50%.

    Edit: Halfway down the bottle I have to register my disappointment. It's not that this is a bad whisky, in fact it's quite good, but trying it out against a regular Glendronach 18 leaves me thinking favorably about the Glendronach casks, and considering this Glenlivet more like an A'Bunadh. I was certainly hoping for more based on the average score.

    Edit: The bottle is almost gone, and I think I know what rubs me wrong about it: it is 19yo, but tastes like a 1st fill sherry NAS. I would assume it didn't spend that long in the final sherry cask.
    • Nose
      At first nosing I could mistake it for a Glendronach or an Aberlour, but on another pass the differences become clear: the distillate here is fruitier and less fatty. The fruitiness rhymes nicely with the dark oloroso aromas, but perhaps that fattiness would be needed to give it a more firm body? Coffee, dark chocolates, red apples, sealwax, and demerara sugar. Muscat and allspice in the back.
    • Taste
      Sharper than expected neat.Coffee, waxed apples, tannins, dark chocolate, strong dark apple juice. The oak comes out better with water, but also some ethanol. It stays sharp and unbalanced until quite a lot of water is added. Perhaps I should just let the bottle sit open for 20 minutes or so to flatten it a bit?
    • Finish
      Leathery chocolate, and lasting, clinging dark cherries. There is a nice balance between the apple juice taste and the tannins, and some copper appears as well. Long on dark, fruity sherry, and IMO the finish is definitely the best part.

  8. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      Colour:
      Red-brown

      Nose:
      The colleague starts with a bitter sweetness. In addition, dry wood and slightly musty. Powdered sugar and mocha. Toasted aromas of toast bread smeared with butter. Spruce needle oil and moist soil. Moss and wet sandstone.
      With a little time in the glass, the dried berries come through better. In addition, laurels, dried tobacco and old leather armchairs.
    • Taste
      Starts with an old, heavy sweet. Brown sugar, raisins and dates. Very creamy mouthfeel. Slight bitterness and again the mocha. Dark chocolate sauce and hazelnut. With the second sip, dark cherries and more herbs. Already going in the direction of gravy.
    • Finish
      Medium long - long. Creamy sweet. With a pleasant bitterness from the influence of wood.

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full. Sherry, hazelnut, dried fruits. Grated orange peel. Some pipe tobacco and moss. Freshly ground coffee beans. Pancakes with nutella. A trace of lemon.
    • Taste
      Creamy, slightly spicy. Orange fillets, strawberries, almonds, honey, some white pepper. Milk chocolate with hazelnuts. A touch of burnt toast.

  10. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  12. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In the nose - very moody - there are great notes in there - but usually the others are in the foreground - on the palate dominate always the meaty-spicy notes - he has beautiful approaches but he really does not make me happy - I'll probably be the fingers of let old-fashioned livets out of the sherry barrel
    • Nose
      sour red berries, cherries, teriyaki sauce, strong roasted notes, a hint of boulder, some leather, creamy oak, spices - which not only cover gingerbread, also caraway and laurel, from time to time comes a great toffee, cream, strawberry flavor - the nose changes from spicy, fleshy, aromatic to fruity elegant - then you will also find flowers and orange oil
    • Taste
      Salt, sweet with tart spices, laurel, allspice, juniper, broth with lovage, a lot of spicy wood, not bitter but spicy intense and slightly astringent, some fruitiness is already present on the palate, but the acid from the nose is not there - the sweetness and spice is barely acidic - this is always salt, especially complex I find only the spices and just these are too dominant for me.
    • Finish
      very soft, with lots of natural sweet espresso filled with chocolate notes, toffee, creamy sweet, but also mint and pepper - you must not chew it too long - then it is thin - the finish is medium in length

  14. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent sherry molt, a deep and complexly composed aroma prepared for a dense and viscous sherry monster, and the taste / finish we received was light and airy, but not subtle and weak-willed - a perfect combination of lightness and mobility with power and complexity. The balance of sherry and stem is also perfectly verified, both sources are clearly revealed before the tasting, whisky as a whole turned out to be very open.
    • Nose
      Open, raw, processed wood, furniture varnish, dried grapes, raisin water, wet rusty sheet metal, wormwood, yarrow, tansy, valerian, a bit of shoe cream, thinner, sweet confectionery notes, ripe bananas and persimmon, prelum.
    • Taste
      Light, rich, oak, lacquer, fruit and citrus candies, fruit candied fruits, very refreshing and airy, after the aroma, a heavier and thicker taste was expected.
    • Finish
      Light, airy, oak, lacquer, a bit of tar, lollipops, citrus-floral notes, lemonade, herbal shades.

  17. Hobbit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A properly matured sherry dram, which has to counteract the heavy aromas with the acidity. He does not hide behind with his dominating aromas: cherries and sour berries, sweet chocolate and oak. I love it.
    • Nose
      soft chocolate and plenty of sherry, with a very citrus note, tangerines and a splash of lime juice, pomander, strong roasted aromas, rum raisins, candied apple, nice sweet with hints of leather far in the background, minimal cinnamon, slightly sourcurrants and cherries, cognac, with the time creamier, softer but also a little oak.
      This is one of those whiskys with an extremely seductive nose that you want to try right away. The sour note between the sherry flavors makes the whole thing interesting, a little fresher and even more complex. In the second nose a lot sweeter with honey and again a lot of cherry-chocolate.
    • Taste
      Here, too, a little tartly tingling, warming, to pleasantly strong oak notes, sherry, cherries plums, currants, tart chocolate, in the second sip significantly sweeter with more sherry, chocolate and oak, the acid loses something.
    • Finish
      sweetish, chocolate, oak, again tart berries and cherry pie. Much more is not due to flavors in the finish, but what does not diminish the whole thing, because these flavors are pronounced intense and very yummy. Overall, medium.

  18. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Heavily sherried, but still not over the top (although some might disagree). That's a delicate balance to achieve.
    • Nose
      This is sherried alright. Cherry syrup, coffee powder, cinnamon and balsamic vinegar. Some brown sugar as well. Surprisingly no sulphur at all, which is what I've somehow come to expect drom heavily sherried releases for the German market.
    • Taste
      Some cherry syrup followed by a quick hit of cloves. Then mocha, cappuccino and bitter espresso followed by a hint of rum soaked raisins.
    • Finish
      More of the same (which is a good thing) with a touch of mint. Medium to long in length.

  19. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The taste keeps what the color promises when pouring. Intense sherry with spicy oak, this glenlivet is a true sherry bomb and needs no water addition despite 50% alcohol content. A very tasty drop!
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry aromas stand out of the glass. Immediately a sour cherry flavor dominates the taste, the almost 50% alcohol content is slowly becoming noticeable. The sourish fruit mixes with a fruity sweetness. While the streaks stick to the glass wall for a long time and slowly return to the glass in viscous drops, a wonderful wood aroma develops, which mixes with candied fruit. The salivation is massively stimulated, I want to finally drink the Glenlivet!
    • Taste
      The first sip is dominated by intense sherry before a spicy oak aroma sets in. A wonderful freshness follows the fruity and spicy wood. A fine spiciness and a pinch of pepper come from the oak. Full-bodied chocolate flavor blended with roasted almonds. The Glenlivet ignites a small fire in the mouth and makes the palate glow.
    • Finish
      Chubby warm, the taste goes on in the finish. Slight sharpness comes from the spicy oak. The finish exudes a warm mouthfeel for a long time, a small lump of coal is still glowing. Again and again sweet fruit flashes through spicy oak aroma. At the end of the finish, a fine walnut flavor is produced, unripe walnuts.

  20. vb_bembel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      83 83

  21. Dramlicious scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Pretty much exactly what I expected: sweet and fruity but also delicate and spicy. A very pleasant and morish representation of Autumn!

    Full Review:

    http://dramlicious.com/tasty-tastings-episode-87/

  22. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  23. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The smell is very stimulating and invites for immediate tasting. I had to control myself enough time to let myself be smiled. I really like that. The taste and the finish leave little to be desired. The whisky is not quite as harsh as some other old sherry whisky, but it's also not as smooth as the young whiskys from first-filled sherry casks that overflowed with fruit impressions. A beautiful center, a very beautiful mature Glenlivet.
    • Nose
      At first smelling me immediately sour red fruits, sour cherries, slightly weaker currants, kirsch, heavy sherry, the acidity but also brings something fresh with it. After a moment, the smell softens, the acid goes back, everything becomes sweeter The first thought that crossed my mind was: typically Glenlivet, though I know what I have there in my glass. It is not a blind tasting.
    • Taste
      A strong start makes the mouth glow, the whisky glides over the tongue, but there is no alcohol taste to find, then suddenly the cherries are back, sweeter than in the nose, behind it is chocolate and a hidden spice, oak leaves the whisky look mature without dominating.
    • Finish
      The finish consistently continues the impressions of the smell and the taste. Again, cherries and chocolate are the dominant element. Only the acidity is not found in the finish, but slightly bitter impressions of the oak remain on the palate. The finish is medium long.

  24. Luhmi scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  25. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful dram, not much else to add.
    • Nose
      Sweetness(brown sugar), a lot of sherry and fruits (plums, peaches). Very nice balance of everything and also complexity.
    • Taste
      Sweet start a lot of honey, then much sherry, chocolate, cream, a bit of oak in the back. Very nice! 
    • Finish
      The finish is smooth and quite long

  26. XorLophaX scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 89/100 points - "happy again Dram" A very nice current, not so old Glenlivet. Presenter and more intense than older. Fits well in the beautiful single Cask Seasons series. Link to the tasting on my blog: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/59
    • Nose
      Nose: This is dominated by a berry sweetness, a sweetness of candied berries. Some wood, discreetly in the background. With a little water spicy, peppery.
    • Taste
      Palate: Woodier and spicier than in the nose. Warming and sweet after caramel. Subtle sweetness than in the nose. Mouth-filling, initially somewhat alcoholic.
    • Finish
      Finish: Fairly long and dominated by a spicy-peppery dryness. Dark berries in the background. Again wet wood, but well integrated.

  27. notesofmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: The nose must give you time, it also opens with a drop of water. Overall, a very nice Glenlivet.

    87/100 points (tasted 2015) Full Review: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Speyside/Glenlivet/Glenlivet-1996-2015,-19yo,-50,4-SCS/

  28. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not enough whisky in the sherry prevents me from scoring it higher.

    Nevertheless, a very nice dram for sherry (whisky) lovers at a very decent price.

  29. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  30. pEpp0 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  31. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very satisfying Glenlivet. It needs definitely a significant amount of
    time to develop its full aroma and a few drops of water release
    additional delicate flavours. Perfectly balanced with fruity sweetness
    and savoury autumnal/winterly spices. Very tasty - an appropriate choice
    for this time of year!

    https://www.facebook.com/550443305109776/photos/a.550721065082000.1073741828.550443305109776/578201075667332/?type=3
    • Nose
      A fruity and sweet start on the nose with brambles, black currant and
      roasted apples. A bit cognac-like aroma's coming through with Demerara
      sugar and X-mas like spice, subtle cinnamon, a whiff of cardamom, along
      with a slight touch of tobacco leaves. With time lingering sherry
      flavours emerge. Smooth, gentle and delicate.
    • Taste
      The sweetness continues on the palate with significantly more sherry
      flavours, dark cherries, dates, and raisins. This is complemented by
      lingering spice, cinnamon, white pepper and gentle oak. Dark honey
      emerges sticking deliciously on the tongue. Smooth but intense and very
      pleasant.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and sweet with an increased spiciness, leading
      to a dry end with gentle tobacco leaves, crisp oak, herbs and a touch of
      old leather.

      WITH WATER: Vibrant and prickling on the nose with
      fresh tobacco leaves, sweet fruit and lingering herbs. Sweet with crisp
      spice on the palate, and a long and sticky sweet finish with more oak
      spice.

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