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Overall rating
88.51/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
30.05.2006
Bottled
17.05.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
900551
Number of bottles
319
Strength
63.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Die Whiskybotschaft - Private Edition No. 1
Added on
30 Jun 2017 3:08 pm by MJ23
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2006 SV

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

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Where is the alcohol? The powerful Glenlivet was bottled with an enormously strong 63.6%. Although I perceive a noticeable cooling in my nose, but miles away from an unpleasant stinging or burning. I honestly did not expect that. My nasal tip is enveloped by intense, heavy and complex sherry flavors. Lots of dark chocolate, cocoa for baking, dried fruits, especially dates, figs and raisins, crave at the beginning for the aromatic upper hand. After a few minutes, the complex impression continues to develop. Fine notes of leather, wood (old cigar box), tobacco leaves and some oak complete the aromatic profile. The anticipation of the pre-tasting is increasing!
    • Taste
      A wolf in sheep's clothing. The first sip pushes mercilessly (good) in the mouth after about 10-15 seconds. The mouthfeel is very oily, almost buttery, very full-bodied and slightly astringent. A decent tingling (pepper / ginger?) On the tip of the tongue sets in, but without being too uncomfortable. The second and third sips reduce the tingling sensibly. The experienced "cask strength drinker" will certainly be able to enjoy the drop very well. The high alcohol content also invites you to experiment. But finally to taste: The chocolaty impression during nosing continues seamlessly in terms of taste. Dark, dark chocolate, red dried fruits, dates, raisins, juicy oranges and over-ripe plums flood the palate. The harmonious oak wood notes are joined by Christmas spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, tobacco leaves, leather, roasted aromas, espresso and walnuts complete the heavy, very aromatic conglomerate.
    • Finish
      Long. Very warm, still very mouth-filling and intense. The finish line is dominated by dark chocolate notes, dried fruits, oranges, leather and espresso. The fine roasted aromas and spicy oak notes intensify. Finally, a slight bitterness and it is noticeably drier on the palate.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rather closed initially, but already powerful, it slowly opens on hazelnuts, slightly vinous. He becomes more caressing, then shows great gentleness.
      With water, it's the party: more pastry, with roasted notes, we find the hazelnut but also the vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sherry marks the mouth, with moderate spices. It's pretty, but without great personality. With water, much more interesting, fluid, velvety, with a nice balance sweetness / spices, rather complex.
    • Finish
      Light final, easy enough.
      With water, one bitter orange peel.

      Enthusiasm
      3/5
      4/5 with water
      Whisky n ° 1910

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Complex and voluminous, you hardly notice the youthful age of this Glenlivet. In my opinion, adding water is mandatory or necessary. With a little water, the Glenlivet becomes smoother, milder and creamier, the voluminous alcohol disappears and the fruit flavors come into their own. A delicious and very interesting Glenlivet, tastes and pleases.

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Light copper shines with a reddish shimmer in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall a multitude of small "legs" make their thick tracks. Dried grapes and berries dissolve with roasted aromas and velvety vineyard peaches, the high alcohol content is immediately noticeable on the nose. Juicy oranges and raisins combine with sweet milk chocolate, minty freshness rises, in the background there is minimally dry leather with a hint of sweet tobacco. The voluminous aromas are sweet and fruity through the nose, associations of Jaffa cake and dark chocolate with orange pieces, fantastic!
      Edit: After adding water, the nose appears milder and smoother, creamy vineyard peaches and caramelized sugar are now voluminous, oranges and mandarins appear, apricots and strawberries appear.
    • Taste
      The Glenlivet flows voluminously through the palate, sweet fruit flashes briefly before acrid alcohol numbs the tongue, it tingles and crackles in the entire mouth area, suddenly the tongue becomes furry and the saliva is stimulated. I add some water ...
      The next sip flows creamy over the tongue, caramel and chocolate play with raisins and peaches, espresso and spicy wood tones appear, leather and tobacco flash again.
    • Finish
      Dry wood tones stick to the palate, dark chocolate and espresso, spices and dried grapes and berries end in spicy wood tones and a touch of wet leather.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    sherry, wood, cooked fruits and perennial scents, intense for a 9 year old!
    • Nose
      black fruit (blackberry, grape, peach, cherry) then glue, soggy wood and chocolate, rare that I feel so fast.
      it looks very sweet, creamy, honeyed.
    • Taste
      intense spices, then return of alcohol that can boost the raw sherry side, no dust, no mold, just cooked and candied fruits!
      the wood arrives behind, rather discreet at first, then more intense with chocolate and leather!
    • Finish
      long, intense, on a young whisky, bluffed!

  5. Joco1974 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    What a great Sherry dram although it's relative younger age(almost 11 years).

    The dark colour is surprisingly but amazing.The big alcohol % doesn't botter and makes this a great sherry bomb. 

    Loved it every minute.

    I didn't even try adding a few drops of H2O as the whisky is fine straight out of the bottle.

    I also think the black label on the bottle/tin makes the picture very beautiful. 

    Great job done!
    • Nose
      Great Sherry aroma's, red fruit and dark pure chocolate, with some cacao notes in the background.After some time orange peels and a little bit of honey pops up.
    • Taste
      The dark chocolate really comes through, with lots of power (pepper/ginger). some more orange peel and berries are noticed.
    • Finish
      Slightly creamy, long & intense.

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      More cautious than the other 2006-2007 young Glenlivet sherry bombs I've tried, but not necessarily worse.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Unfortunately there is almost nothing left of the distillery character ...
    • Finish
      86 86
      Exactly what you would expect from the key data.

  7. ThorstenH scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very nice chocolate on the nose. The alcohol pushes pretty much in the mouth. It gets very good with a little water. The finish is very tasty, again chocolate and a little nut. Similar to the Glenmorangie signet.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sherry bomb! Intense barrel maturation but no bad notes and no annoying bitterness.
    • Nose
      Wow! Awesome sherry board! Clear alcoholic pressure. Intense sweet but also a good dash of oak. Dark dried fruit in syrup. After the first sip, the alcohol is significantly less noticeable and the impression becomes milder.
    • Taste
      Creamy and punchy. Extremely stimulates the flow of saliva. Dark chocolate. Dry oak on the palate. Coats the tongue with fine fur. Subtle musty acidity reminiscent of leather or tobacco
    • Finish
      Intense warming and sweet. Surprisingly not butter and hardly dry.

  9. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    excellent young sherry cask fortress, a lot of prunes and dried fruits. Strong enough despite the fortress

  10. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A powerful Scotch whisky that surprises with its profile close to a bourbon.
    • Nose
      The nose seems closer to a grain or a bourbon I think. It is very vegetal, it also contains vanilla and sugar. (fruit syrup)
      With time it becomes more caramel (Werthers Original mode).
    • Taste
      We feel the 63.6% throughout this passage even if it does not bother too much anyway. It contains caramel, vanilla, fruits and this vegetal tip.
    • Finish
      Final that seems austere at first but then that recarde on vanilla, caramel to see milk chocolate.
      Average length.

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