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Glenlivet 2003

Overall rating
87.15/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
98285
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Reserve Collection
Vintage
27.11.2003
Bottled
09.05.2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
84707
Number of bottles
864
Strength
61.9 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottled for
Distillery exclusive
Added on
09 Jul 2017 1:29 pm by Sjaunja
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 50.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2003

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.15 points

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: dark amber

    - you have that directly in the smell and taste
    typical soft, fruity Glenlivet character
    - a really good sherry malt
    - with 60 € / 0.5 L for the super quality and the
    Exclusivity really a great price!
    • Nose
      very intense dark fruits, raisins, through which 60% the smell rises directly into the brain, soft fresh leather, oak
    • Taste
      massive sherry bomb, strong sherry start, a lot of fruit and sherry, very intense and complex,
    • Finish
      long sherry-heavy finish;
      long finish, notes of sherry last a long time

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I think it's medium good, water tends to ruin the taste, but it gets better in the nose
    • Nose
      sweet, fruity, some oak, almonds, raisins, herbs, the alcohol stings slightly in the nose, becomes more and more floral, pencil-point remains, very minimal glue, furniture polish, with water, more open, tobacco, orange, more exciting
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, creamy, raisins, then quite dry, orange, oak, dark chocolate, spice, tart, after starting it flattens extremely, overall it comes across quite sharp, here it flattens a little with water, the tart with almonds intensifies
    • Finish
      Nuts, sour, cereals, medium length, with a second sip more sherry in the finish, raisins, better

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    for me this Glenlivet is unusually bitter and I don't like it
    It's over for me, too much of the wood / sherry kills me on the palate
    You can add water at 61.9%, but it doesn't make the malt any better
    • Nose
      Sherry full !!, light lemons, raisins, the alcohol can be touched, plum (must)
      with water: slightly nuts, leather, a chemical note (glue)
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      slightly raisins, spicy, very tart, sherry comes
      with water: nutty, oak, red berries
    • Finish
      Oak, sherry, tart, spicy, espresso, chocolate ~ 70%
      with water: chocolate min 75%, very tart

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Only available at the Distillery in the 0.5 liter bottle; a wonderful Speyside malt!
    • Nose
      dark intense fruits, raisins, berries, leather, oak;
    • Taste
      full-bodied sherry, creamy, oily, typ.Glenlivet-aromas, soft, fruity (berries, raisins), beautiful oak; wonderfully complex;
    • Finish
      long, sherrylastiger departure; long finish;

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    From my point of view too much alcohol and still quite young. A few years would do him good!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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