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Overall rating
90.45/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1978
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
American Oak hogshead
Casknumber
13503
Number of bottles
64
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Jul 2009 12:36 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.32

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22 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 1978 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.45 points

  1. robain scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. alex_p scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I tasted from a bottle with a label which says 'one of only 64'

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 193 bottles from cask 13503
    The grand-daddy of them all! And this cask has reached grandpa age, in whisky years. It is an American oak hogshead and has a glorious polished mahogany hue. A fresh nose, with Speyside pear-drops. Marshmallows behind and mellow soft fruits, brown apples, desiccated coconut and marzipan. Eve’s pudding? Surprisingly lively for its age at natural strength, although more wood-notes emerge when water is added: varnished wood, the inside of an old desk drawer. After a while the fruitiness returns in the form of apple-flavoured Chewits. ‘A warm summer’s day among whin bushes’. The taste is much sweeter than the nose suggests, with tablet (Strathavon Toffee), grated coconut and boat varnish, but also fresh and tingling. Mellow but vibrant.

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