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Glenlivet XXV

Overall rating
89.63/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
11.06.2016
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 0216C
Barcode
5000299226421
Added on
05 Aug 2016 3:07 pm by Chemist

Average value

€ 299,48

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet XXV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.63 points

  1. markfeit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    brulee and caramel nose, brown sugar on the palate. What an incredibly well balanced whisky. Eminently drinkable.

  2. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Colour: dark amber
    Nose: sweet, apples, oak, caramel, croissant, pear peel, sweet fruits, green pears, honey, dried apricots, raisin and light berries notes.
    Taste: apples, fruits, dryness, pears, light tannins, spices, oak, pears peel, dried fruits.
    Finish: spices, apples, dryness, sweet fruits and pears peel.
    The Glenlivet XXV is a very good balanced and tasty whisky. In spite of long maturation time the oaks notes are light and delicate. This whisky opens during tasting time.

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Colour: dark amber
    Nose: sweet, apples, oak, caramel, croissant, pear peel, sweet fruits, green pears, honey, dried apricots, raisin and light berries notes.
    Taste: apples, fruits, dryness, pears, light tannins, spices, oak, pears peel, dried fruits.
    Finish: spices, apples, dryness, sweet fruits and pears peel.
    The Glenlivet XXV is a very good balanced and tasty whisky. In spite of long maturation time the oaks notes are light and delicate. This whisky opens during tasting time.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quickly!!
    On the nose, fruits in citrus fruits, sweet spice and wood
    In the mouth, it is grassy!, Then fruity tangerine candied, wood not very "old", fine malt and vanilla.
    In the final, a little chocolate, the woody stronger and the fruits more red!
    a late show dram, not tasted as it should? , with a final too short!

  5. Whisky-Tester scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My first thought when smelling is: where is the sherry? This is accompanied by a spontaneous disappointment, but on the desperate search for the missing, I discover a lot of other notes and the more I get involved in it, the more I like what I find. After missing the sherry in my nose, it does not surprise me to find it in my mouth, but it immediately raises another question: where are the 25 years? Everything is so soft and tame, barely spice or bitterness shows. Only when leaving the whisky looks older. Nevertheless, the whisky seems ripe and filled to the point. This Glenlivet leaves me a bit helpless. Is the sample really what it says on the sample? I expected a completely different whisky. A few years ago I had a XXV, which was much sherrylastiger. But anyway, the whisky tastes great and it is well done, but since I expected something different and it does not fulfill its paper form, I have to devalue it. When tasting again, I was able to perceive the sherry a little clearer, maybe it was my form of the day. It goes up to 88 on one point.
    • Nose
      It starts surprisingly fresh with lemons and sour strawberries, freshly cut grass, then the impression of the fruits is a little darker, plums, followed by anise and marzipan, marmots and pistachios
    • Taste
      A very soft onset, velvety whisky flatters the tongue, the fresh impressions from the nose continue, lime, lemon ice, woodruff, despite the citrus sweet, then some apricot, a little spicy oak, vanilla
    • Finish
      Now the oak is clearer, but also the citrus fruits remain present, yoghurt chocolate, a delicate reminder of the apricots, a little malt, medium long

  7. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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