Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 May 2016 4:01 pm by Paulski88
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165.53

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159 × member ratings

251 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1995 SV

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.27 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A dreamy sherry bomb! As nicely mentioned, not too woody and not too sweet, just perfect! I like it very much! ;-)
    Edit: While I review my notes again, the spicy wood tones with espresso and menthol turn a lap of honor and end in hard caramel, walnuts and dark berries.

    24/23/23/23 (93P)
    • Nose
      Intense and rust-brown amber rests in the glass. On the glass wall of my Premium Snifter sticks an oily streak from the clumsy to solve a variety of small "legs". Sweet and juicy oranges rise, immediately intense and dark sherry aroma infatuates the nose. Sour cherries and morello cherries end in creamy caramel and sweet toffee, milk chocolate overpowers spicy oak tones, while a hint of meadow herbs mingles with a pinch of Christmas spices. Hints of dried berries and grapes, hints of mint and eucalyptus, dates and apricots. This wonderful nose is a prime example of the perfect sherry nose. Not too cute, not too wooden, just perfect!
    • Taste
      Immediately after the first sip wonderful sherry aroma flows through the palate, sweet and dried berries play with spicy wood tones and sweet chocolate. Chocolate melts in the mouth, subtle sharpness massages the tongue, and the warmth is distributed on the palate and throat while cold espresso spills powerfully through the lower jaw. A touch of juicy cherries combined with a few splashes of orange juice refreshes the palate, old mint is dignified in the background. Wet leather nuances become more intense, with minimal wet tobacco leaves and crushed black pepper. The alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated, with hazelnuts and walnuts, the taste is voluminous in the finish.
    • Finish
      The spicy wood tones become drier and minimally bitter, whale and hazelnuts stick to the tongue while a dried spice and herbal mixture unfolds its spicy aroma on the tongue. Thyme stings out, the deep black espresso appears with increasingly menthol and mint. Walnuts and cedar stick between the tongue and the palate, slowly the wonderful sherry aromas slowly leave a satisfied grin on the face.

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    dark sherry, dusty oak, cola syrup, dark cherries, caramel, chocolate, wet old leather, dried herbs - wow everything you can expect from such a dark fern!

    strong and full aroma of dark fruits, raisins in the chocolate coat, old leather, tidy sherry sweetness and then heavy oak which dominates the long finish even with its bitter notes (dark chocolate, espresso).

    Dream fabric!

  3. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    very complex, dominant but balanced. There is a lot to discover. By the herbal notes, the oak cargo and the cask strength no simple, tasty whisky but something to rediscover constantly, give time and surprise. It stays in the memory.
    • Nose
      The color is awesome! So far one of the darkest whiskys I've had. Even from a distance, sherry and the strength of the cask strength float against me. Uff, first first alcohol, then sweetness and deep breath a few fresh herbs, a bit earthy, fruits come here quite slowly, mainly dried fruit, raisins, dried plums. Again and again a beguiling fruity sweetness, to leather, again herbs, very powerful and voluminous. A slight sharpness (at first I thought of the alcohol, but it's more the herbs). In the second nose, the aromas are more structured: oak, sweet sherry, chocolate and herbs dominate.
    • Taste
      Force! Seasoning, quite a lot of oak, fruitiness, sherry, earthy, very warm. In the second sip much sweeter and more fruity but still powerful and memorable.
    • Finish
      almost smoky notes (the kind that comes from strong barrels and not from the malt), long finish, goes deep warming into the pit of the stomach. Herbs, dry, oak, espresso, bitter chocolate, powerful, sherry raises every now and then the palate, leather, some mint, voluminous finish and always sweet

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      A luscious, sweet, fruity and nutty sherry influence. Syrupy with plum, figs, apricots and cherries. A drying note of polished leather and impregnated old wood, antique furniture, pecan nuts, some nutmeg and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Dark fruit syrup and cream, a bit more drying than the nose. The fruits shift to plum, figs and raisins, also sour cherries. Dark chocolate, espresso, still the leatheriness and impregnated wood notes, spicy with pepper and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long: lingering sweet dark fruit syrup, more dark chocolate, espresso, slightly peppery and drying on oak wood notes.

  5. sad1977 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky, all the best that a sherry barrel can give and nothing more.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Intensive. Dark cherries, plum jam, some cinnamon and cloves. Raspberries, fresh mint. Orange jam on toast. A trace of eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity and spicy. Cherries, raspberries, red apples. White pepper. Blossom honey and some marzipan. Milk chocolate, hazelnut, black tea.

  7. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Pure barrel - this is a very fine malt!
    Just maybe a bit hyped. 94 points from some - good goodness, in my opinion he is far from that. But very tasty, no question about it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The sherry kangaroo is boxing! A very well-rounded alcoholic fruit compote made from plums and very ripe apricots, rounded off with fresh mint, laughs at you here.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wow, tasty, smooth with a slightly salty sweetness, just a subtle tingling sensation, from 59 revolutions you can hardly feel anything - dangerous. However, anything but extraordinarily complex.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Lush fruit notes, surrounded by wood tones, stay for a long time, that's elegant!

  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) The sherry bomb ... good .... (89) The
    • Nose
      Thick and dry ... polished furniture ... grated nuts ... dried fruits ... chocolate dust ... leather and tobacco ... with water: orange ... peanut butter (23) The
    • Taste
      The taste is powerful ... oily ... woody ... tobacco ... sour-fruit ... (22) The
    • Finish
      Finish dry, woody ... pepper, tobacco and prunes ... lacquered lollipop ... patent leather (22) The

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great color!
    Sherry Bomb!

    As expected, intense sherry nose,
    not sweet, rather dry.
    Strong earth, mild wood.
    You can already feel that he will be strong...

    The full force!
    Very intensive.
    But now very the barrel notes.
    saliva in the mouth.
    Here you chew on the sip for a long time,
    tries to perceive everything.

    Surely it can take a drop of water.
    Rarely had such an intense experience.
    A long, bitter finish.

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. robse211 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91


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