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The whisky

List of the bottles

Glenlivet: official bottlings

Glenlivet

12 years

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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76/100
The colour is pale gold and the fresh and floral nose is marked by citrus fruit (lemon).
The palate, dry, light and mellow reveals some flower, fruit (citrus, peach) and vanilla hints. The finish, from average lengths finishes on malt touches.
Personal Comment
A slight malted and acidulate smell let easily categorize this whisky among those of the Speyside area. Not really complex. The palate confirms the nose. A good whisky, but a little "flat" compared to other malts from this area. The finish, short, is not unforgettable. A good bottle, certainly considering its price. A low entry bottle which gives quite a good idea of what single malt is, but without all the richness which makes a very good single malt.
70/100
The second nosing was also marked by this slightly acid hint (citrus fruit - sweet lemon). The palate felt the same acidity, rather straight, without complexity, but however rather pleasant. A short finish, coming back to the malt with still the presence of sweet citrus fruit.
70/100
Appearance: Bright yellow, new gold. Nose: Mellow and peppery. Floral, leafy, fresh fruit, new wood
Flavour: The mouth feel is very clean and creamy, smooth textures. Salty and smooth to begin with, then leathery with a whiff of spring fruits. Salty and sharper towards the end. Leather lingers in the finnish.
Development: Best drink fast. After an hour in the air the aromas have reduced significantly in intensity and developed a feeling of spilled ale.
Comments: An exceptionally smooth and pleasant dram. The best 12 year old Speyside malt I've tried.
87/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Bright golden amber, colour added.
Nose: Very soft but attractive, vanilla and white chocolate backed by an easy and not disturbing but very enriching spritty note (furniture polish). Also dried figs and a very nice and soft musty note (dusty attic).
Taste: Very nice, rich and creamy on the palate. Latte machiato with caramel and chocolate syrup. Fulfilling and rich, very nice balanced between sweet white sugar and more dry wooden notes.
Finish:Still sweet and creamy but surprisingly quick for a 12yo retarding and flattening out.
Conc.: A nice dram after and a great cigar malt with an allright price ratio, easy, uncomplicated and not at all demanding.
Date: 29. December 2010
Price in Germany: ca 29 Euro
79/100

Glenlivet

American Oak matured

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
American Oak
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78/100
After maturation in traditional oak casks, the whisky has been transferred in specially selected casks made from American oak, which were burned inside.
The time time gives the whisky matured in those conditions its unique touches of subtly balanced vanilla and other complex characteristics of this excellent Speyside malt.
Personal Comment
The Glenlivet is not characterized by eccentric maturation experiences. The distillery is for years and years THE reference of Speyside single malts, and its whisky has always had an amazing price-quality ratio. Also this bottle, matured in new (first burned inside) American oak casks follows the same rule. Very sweet, the whisky is amazing by its long and pleasant finish. I really recommend this bottle.
79/100
The floral nose reveals some slightly acid hints on a background of malt. In the palate, this whisky is rather sweet and relatively complex, but remains dominated by the floral character of the first nosing. The finish is rather long and dry, slightly bitter.
79/100
The nose is slightly spiced with floral hints on a background of vanilla and malt. The mouth is less interesting than the nose was, but is however rather complex, with tastes of malt to sweet citrus fruit through fruity but quite insipid fruity hints. The finish is rathre long, fruity and is characterized by a kind of acidity contrasting with the palate which was rather sweet (even too sweet).
74/100

Glenlivet

French Oak Finish

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
French Oak
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79/100
This whisky finishes its maturation in new Limousin oak casks, which are used for maturation of Cognac. The characteristic of french oak is coarse grained, which gives the whisky a distinct character, well balanced with hazelnuts and spice touches.
The colour is amber, the nose is rich with flower hints and a perfumed sweetness which gives an impression of spices in the palate. The taste is dry with hazelnuts hints.
The finish is pleasant, slightly spicy.
Personal Comment
Undoubtedly a great quality bottle, however may be too much balanced. A great sweetness, slightly honeyish is the first nose impression. The palate has the same impression, but the honey gets more spicy, pleasant. A average finish crowns the whole and the feeling of having drunken a good whisky stays for minutes. Also a very good price-quality ratio.
74/100
A sweet nose, with very pleasant hints of hazelnuts and ripe fruits, an a bit later on spicy ones (sweet pepper). In the palate, the same impressions, a great sweetness without any aggressiveness, with a quite nice hazelnut taste on the background and a subtle complexity, varying from very slight acid notes to some delicious sweet hints. The finish is rather short but quite pleasant too.
84/100

Glenlivet

15 years

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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79/100
The Glenlivet 15 years old is an unique mix of rich fruity aromas and refined spring flowers fragrances.
Very sweet in the palate with a long and smooth finish, this is an excellent edition.
Personal Comment
All the refinement expected from a great Speyside single malt is in this bottle. The nose recognizes lots of sweet and perfumed hints. Very well balanced. The taste of this whisky is wonderfully balanced, with the right touches of honey, malt and sweet fruit. A very good finish, unfortunately too short. It's a pity because one would really like to enjoy it longer.
84/100
A rather full nose, with sweet and pleasant floral smells/ In the palate, a kind of bitter acidity, balanced by some background malted sweetness. A pleasant but too short finish, allying bitterness to sweetness.
79/100
The nose is rather discrete and floral, without any aggressivity nor suprise. A sweet smell of flowers. In the mouth, the same smoothness dominates, withs slightly woody notes. A nice balance. The finish is in the same spirit, smooth and pleasant. Not too short, and smooth, just like the rest.
79/100
The pleasant nose is rather linear and marked by malted barley and spices (pepper). The smell palette is not very wide. The mouth is sweet even if some slightly acid hints sometimes enhance the whole which remains rather flat, surprise less. Barley, homey, sweetness, no surprise. The finish is of average quality in both its length and its "colour". A consensual whisky without any surprise.
74/100

Glenlivet

18 years

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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80/100
The colour is deep gold, nose floral with sweetness and spices.The palate detects fruit and long acid touches .
Personal Comment
The smell reveals undoubtedly a Speyside. With all ingredients. The first impression in the mouth is that there is some lack of smoothness. I found it rough. As all my tasting happen blind, and because I quote the whisky before I know from which distillery it comes, I was disappointed to notice I just gave 15 to a Glenlivet, and to an 18 years old Glenlivet... I guess it deserves another tasting...
70/100
The second tasting was completely different. The nose is rather rich and spicy. The palate is complex and rather smooth (unlike my impression at the first tasting). A rather long finish. A good bottle.
84/100
The nose is rich and complex and reveals nice floral notes, with a hint of spices. In the palate, the same complexity without any aggressiveness and a mix of malted sweetness and some slightly spiced notes. A nice finish, not too long however, with spicy and woody hints. A very good bottle.
84/100

Glenlivet

Archive, 15 years

Collection
Archive
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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79/100
There is a tradition that the still master reserves some casks he considers as exceptional in the distillery "archive", and this casks are bottled when the still master retires.
Personal Comment
The Glenlivet is one of the best distilleries from Scotland, and this special edition, called Archive, selected by the still master is in the rule. An excellent Speyside. I consider the whiskies from this area as extremely smooth and balanced and I estimate they have some lack of character, compared to Island or Highland whisky. That's why the quotation in not higher. A simple matter of personal taste.
79/100
The nose is rather discrete and reveals some slightly acid malt hints. The palate confirms the acidity, combined to a great complexity and some hazy peat touches with dry apricots. A rather long and pleasant finish.
84/100
At the third tasting, the nose was very discrete, revealing a malty smell with spices (pepper) and a slight acidity. The malt dominates the palate as well, with a hint of pepper, but the whole giving a kind of "watery" character to this bottle. The finish is interesting, specially by the surprising dominance of the spices. But the whole is rather deceiving.
74/100

Glenlivet: independent bottlings

Glenlivet

Gordon & MacPhail 1990 Reserve

Collection
Reserve
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
58,6 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
refill american hogshead
Cask number
single cask 26947
Dates
Distil: 21-11-1990 Bottling: 1-5-2006
Bottle
269 btls
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BT2007 87/100
Glenlivet Reserve 1990
Personal Comment
The nose seems to be a kind of meeting place for lots of smells, from exotic fruit to cut grass, from spring flower to citrus fruit, with a tingling impression du to the high percentage of alcohol. Fruit dominates, and smells of apple, pear and a touch of lemon come in addition to the mango fragrances.
The nose becomes more and more pleasant as the whisky aerates. After a while it develops on chocolate notes. Very nice evolution indeed. The mouth is very pleasant, first on malt and developing quickly on appel and pear, with some nice slightly bitter hints of cashew nut. Malty sweetness dominates, completed by cocoa notes, and the high percentage of alcohol does not hinder the tasting at all.
The finish is long and warm. Memories of alcohol are quite present but an impression of chocolate malt remains in the mouth for quite a long moment. An excellent bottle.
88/100

Glenlivet

Cask Collection 17 years

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
60,0 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
bourbon
Cask number
single cask 13641
Dates
Distil: 12-6-1989 Bottling: 20-10-2006
Bottle
248 btls
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84/100
Glenlivet 17 Dewar Rattray
Personal Comment
A nice fruity nose with hints of honey. Nice freshness and a smell of acid drop. Really a promising nose.
The palate is first rather dry and presents a mix of woody bitterness and acid freshness. The nose was better than the mouth seems to be, even if it presents a nice evolution and is full of pleasant surprises.
The finish is above all influenced by the woody bitterness. Successive fresher waves, some perfumed acidity close to citrus, but not completely, brightens the lingering finish up. The finish is superior to the mouth.
Anyway this bottle is far from the consensual smoothness of the official Glenlivets. Clearly more character, even if this bottle is a bit nonplussing at the first contact.
84/100
A very nice nose with superb floral notes, smooth and subtle with remote hints of Marshmallow . It really is a delight.
The very first mouth is pleasantly acid. Green apple developing soon on smoother malty notes, while keeping this very nice contrast between the smoothness of the malt and the acidity of the fruit.
The finish equals the nose and the mouth. Alcohol is first rather present, mixing bitter nutty hints with sweeter malty ones. The green apple acidity seems to have disappeared. An excellent bottle.
84/100
The nose seems to be dominated by plum jam with some medicinal hints, and a light tingling due to alcohol is present. It develops quickly on very nice fruity notes, green apple and an explosion of spices.
In the palate, a basket of green apples with a discrete bitterness. The fruity acidity clearly dominates and is quite complex, developing from green apple to smoother tastes (peach) before coming back on the first acidity.
The finish is pleasantly long and fresh with a touch of bitterness.
84/100

Glenlivet

Rare Auld Cask Strength 37 years

Collection
Rare Auld Cask Strength
Age
37 years
Alcohol percentage
48,5 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 5240
Dates
Distil: 09-1968 Bottling: 03-2006
Bottle
67 of 113 btls
Particularity
cask strength
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0/100
Glenlivet 37 Duncan Taylor
Personal Comment

Glenlivet

Rare Auld Cask Strength 22 years

Collection
Rare Auld Cask Strength
Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
56,1 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 47134
Dates
Distil: 01-1987 Bottling: 02-2010
Bottle
367 of 429 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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79/100
Glenlivet 22 Duncan Taylor
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold
The nose is delightfully floral, but without much complexity. A slight tingling betrays the presence of alcohol. We guess some bitter notes, nuts. After a few moments, fruity notes appear, but rather discreet.
The mouth is first rather acidic, with a metal side. Without being disagreeable, that mouth is rather plain, although there was a greater variety of tastes that foreshadowed the nose. Only, those tastes are not my favorites ...
The finish is long and the metal side of the mouth is relatively dominant. Some acidity is present, but the pleasure is not at the rendezvous.
79/100

Colour: Old gold
The nose is first marked by alcohol, which prevents in the first instance to detect odors emanating from the whisky. Once the tingling are mastered, floral notes and subtle hints of chocolate and dried fruit make their way.
Mouth fairly strong contrasts with the nose, with that avalanche of acidic tastes, apple green (very green), but against, the alcohol is at least as present than it was in the nose. The acid notes are quite varied, contributing more to unbalance all that than to qualify it as being complex.
The finish is medium length, without presenting a huge interest ...
80/100



Glenlivet

Glenlivet 1975, Celtic Heartlands

Collection
Celtic Heartlands
Age
33 years
Alcohol percentage
51,2 %
Bottler
Murray McDavid
Dates
Distil: 1975 Bottling: 2008
Bottle
416 of 474 btls
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0/100
Glenlivet 1975
Personal Comment

Glenlivet

Thirty Four

Collection
Barrel Selection, Cask Strength
Age
34 years
Alcohol percentage
52 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask number
single cask 13143
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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91/100
Glenlivet 34 Wilson Morgan
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
The nose reveals interesting contrasts between malty sweetness and a nice slightly woody bitterness. Nice complexity and perfect balance between the various components. _ Cashew nuts, toasted bread, malt.
The palate is at first discrete and rapidly a lot of competing interest tastes buds. Here, too, like the nose, malty sweetness opposes the bitterness of the nuts and hints of toasted bread are not absent. complexity Perfectly balanced.
The finish is very long and hot, the memory of malt and toast remains long minutes haunting the palate.
Lots of fun tasting the whisky.
91/100


Glenlivet

Thirty Five

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
35 years
Alcohol percentage
46,9 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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0/100
Glenlivet 35
Personal Comment

Glenlivet

Thirty Six

Collection
W&M Collector's Edition
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
58,3 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 5748
Dates
Distil: 1975 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
271 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-01 88/100
Glenlivet 36 WM
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-01
Commentaire de Jolie_Grenouille
Color: Light Mahogany
Nose: The nose is greedy. Presence of dried fruits, cold tobacco, some rancio. Alcohol is present but fairly blends well in flavorings.
Mouth: Dry fruits, spices. It's hot, it's well done. Alcohol is still present but always as well integrated.
Final: Long, sweet, hot. The alcohol still there but not at all disturbing.

A fairly complex Whisky.
93/100
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Commentaire de Jmputz
Colour: Dark Mahogany
A pretty cool nose. First tingling. This is a whisky that needs a little time to open. Spices, pepper, sherry. A very complex and very pleasant nose.
The first impression on the palate is most enjoyable. Then fireworks of flavors. Here is a unusually complex whisky. After a rather classic sherry entry, sudden acid notes appear to progress rapidly to develop on mocha and then becomes quieter and sage. What an amazing whisky.
Very long finish. Marked both by the mocha, sherry and spices, pepper. This whisky leaves an impressive feeling of happiness behind him. It presents so many contrasts, offers so much variety to the palate, that it will certainly not be unanimously apreciated. But for thrill seekers, this whisky is to be etched in the annals.
92/100
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Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: sherry has a fine structure. Round and melted. Rancio, timber, cocoa and coffee are in harmony. Hints of sulfur and varnishes. A classy nose that I like.

Palate: very sweet. Oily texture. It tasted red fruit and more specifically the strawberry. Concentrated. Some savory touches at the end.

Finish: long and warm on strawberry jam and woody hints.

Comments: a beautiful expression of sherry. Salty hints aftertaste make me to think that malt was influenced by proximity of the sea ...
I love.
92/100
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Commentaire de Mapi
Light caramel color

Nose: The nose is marked by very strong dark chocolate. It is a very nice sherry. Alcohol is very present and gives a sweet feeling. This sensation fades after 30 minutes of ventilation.

Palate: The palate is powerful too. Alcohol gives a dryer impression. The marriage of whisky with sherry is splendid. It evolves by strata: roasting and Van Houten cocoa and creme brulee and finally caramel.

Finish: The finish has a nice chew. A good bitterness gives relief. then we evolve a sense of Malabar. It ends with a nice power and good length.

My favorite of the session.
92/100
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Commentaire de Malt1972
Colour: amber
Nose: lovely rich and sweet oak like in Bourbon whiskey. Vanilla, honey but also fruity notes of mango and bananas. Mint as well. Even some leather in the end. Very complex.
Taste: very punchy! Tropical fruits accompanied with spices like nutmeg, pepper and cinnamon. Tannins, but fortunately not too much.
Finish: long and warm. The sweetness remains.

Comment: this reminds me of very good Tomatin 1976 expressions I had in the past. For me the best whisky of this second WDTS of 2013. Thanks again JM!

92/100
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Commentaire de Alexandre
The nose is marked by a very sherry first phase, before a marine and very fresh mineral development. It is very well built, although it is a bit brutal. There are also wax, paint, pineapple and coffee. The complex, highly heterogeneous, however, is well integrated. With aeration, the balance between the sherry and the minerality is even better. Some oilseeds are emerging, maritime and pepper. Very interesting.
The palate is marked by sherry (caramel, coffee) before turning to more mineral tones and tart. We feel wax and very ripe yellow fruits that offset it all. As the nose, it goes a little in every way, but it's very well done, with a complexity to the appointment. With aeration, there is a beautiful development and farmer's chocolate attack.
The finish, long and rocky, is dominated by sherry (fine chocolate) and minerality. We also have a little smoke and citrus (grapefruit).

In conclusion, a beautiful marriage of sherry and mineral.
91/100
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Commentaire de Dede
Colour: Pale Amber
Nose: Rich and expressive, both vinous and particularly floral, it reminds me of flowers that would have let macerate in alcohol. Failing to charm me, this nose surprises me and intrigues me. Aeration reveals gourmand notes of walnut tart. Water reinforces the greedy character (nuts) and acidic (Mandarin) sherry, which is confirmed at the second tasting, where malt was less and floral revealed slight sulfur notes.
Palate: The floral character is lighter here, unlike alcohol, whose power is being felt. Texture, fat, is very pleasant, but it'll require a little water. Water brings out nice and tangy spices.
Finish: Long, slightly tart and sweet, like candy, but also peppery.

Conclusion: A surprising whisky , interesting, but not to my taste.
91/100
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Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: a beautiful and melted. nose Could mislead about its origins because it reminds me a lot in a Cognac.
There are many fruits (dry and red). Influence of a beautiful sherry. Requires long aeration to prove. Coffee and cocoa. I almost felt like feel of peat and smoke. Maybe a bit of leather too.
Mouth: still concentrated on the sherry and many other flavors!
Finish: long on stewed fruits (figs, prunes).
91/100
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Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: light amber
nose: medium to strong intensity, quite well integrated alcohol, dried fruits (walnuts, almond), leather, candied fruits, marzipan
taste medium to strong intensity, well integrated alcohol, in line with the nose, pepper adds and a little bit of wood juice increases the complexity and balances the sweetness of the candied fruits and the marzipan
finish: medium to long

91/100
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Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: light mahogany
A nice spicy nose with great complexity. As we leave it some time, the more nose unfolds and offers its beautiful sensations of light wood, nutty, sherry. The nose isbecomes after a few minutes a real treat.
The first taste is very pleasant, bittersweet mixture of wood and a nice sherry. Plums, chocolate nuts. Very complex and well balanced, the mouth provides a great pleasure.
The finish is very long and very intense. Notes of sherry mixed with a fine woody remain visible after several minutes.
91/100
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Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Prunes, figs, slightly meaty also. Old wood. With water, caramel appears together with vanilla.
Taste: Wow that is good stuff. In no particular order, chocolate, coffee (lots of coffee), dried meat, earth, nuts, pepper, spices, wood! A little bitter however, but what a power. With water, we find the same flavors but surprisingly it is more unbalanced.
Finish: Very long on bitter dark chocolate.
Conclusion: A very nice super punchy whisky, close to be unbalanced by real present wood and a bitterness.
90/100
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Commentaire de Cocojazzsta
Colour: old gold
Nose of candied fruit (quince, pineapple) and polished wood, fall notes and vinous, sherry, old pharmacy side with notes of camphor and herbs that provide fresh vivacity. Nice
Palate: Beautiful complex development, first on fruit (jams autumn) and woody, with a slightly exotic side when in the mouth, then the development is done on a little greasy, oily side then on dried fruit with almonds, raisins and dates, hints of cocoa and mint, good length, very nice
90/100
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Commentaire de RX21
Color: Copper
Nose: Roasted fruits (pineapple) , orange peel, mandarine
Mouth: Juicy, Orange Liquor, sherry,
Finish: Long

90/100
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Commentaire de Bpoujol
Amber color.
Powerful nose. It is about sherry, precious woods, some dried fruit. Cocoa, slight hint of orange. Water brings out the fruit.
Powerful palate, dominated by sherry. Woody but no astringency.
Long, pretty intense. Sherry. A little cocoa-flavored.
Sherry well controlled but not very original. The barrel has done all the work.

89/100
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Commentaire de Canis_Lupus
Color: Amber, old gold.
Nose: first nose immediate and clear, with hints of tangy fruit and slightly sour, fruit vinegar (raspberry?). Pastry, sponge cake. Lively but not too, a hint of alcohol? Finally evolves on notes of alcohol fruit, like cherries in brandy.
The water effect is perhaps a little lost in power and vivacity but this is largely compensated by an expressiveness that is both more obvious and more harmonious and balanced. More melted also.
Mouth: creamy, but alcohol occurs very quickly, but without becoming aggressive. Alcohol fruit (cherry, raspberry). Slightly astringent.
The water does not fundamentally change the mouth but softens it, while revealing some nice fruity notes.
Final: In the line of the mouth, warm, but the power decrease quite quickly although the length is respectable.
The water calms significantly the final, but without upsetting the profile.
89/100
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Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Orange and orange zest, citrus, orange liqueur (you'll understand that it is orange in all its forms), appearance of exotic fruits after a while.
Taste: Lemon, citrus, nuts after aeration.
Final: Lemon, lemongrass. As for the mouth, appearance of nuts after aeration.

Comments: Nice balance between the lemony side and some sweetness.
89/100
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Commentaire de Tomy63
Color: light amber.
Nose: a little alcohol in the beginning, very closed. It needs water and lots of time. Even after 2-3h in the glass is not very expressive, it would take a few months. Too bad because we feel a real subtlety behind many citrus, orange, mandarin, mint notes too.
Mouth a little more open than in the nose, but it is not there yet. This is very powerful (close to 60%?), Moderately marked by sherry, especially fruity, mandarin orange, peach, hints of eucalyptus (an old Glen Grant?), It is fresh and tangy, it seems quite old.
Finish: very long, on orange, not wood, unabated whisky. A little chocolate in the empty glass.
Difficult to quote it, you must bet on its potential as it is closed at the moment (especially the nose), but I think it will be great with more openness.
89/100
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Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Warm sweet sherry notes, spicy (spiced gingerbread), pencil shavings, menthol and strong wood tones (resin).

Taste: Punchy, spicy, sweet and some menthol also.

Finish: Long with a warm spicy finish and a little bit of bitterness (wood).

89/100
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Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Refill cask? Maybe between 25 to 30 years old? Really interesting dram.”
This dram has a tawny-like color.
Nose (91): (5)more than average. honey, wood, spices, corn, dust, spices, cinnamon.
Taste (89): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, wood, spices, apples, pepper.
Finish (88): (5)longer than average. spices, honey, citrus.

89/100
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Commentaire de Roblanza
color: amber
nose: old wood, licorice, raisins (lots) nicely balanced
taste: very smooth, chocolate, toffee, cacao and spiciness, the finish is sweet and spicy and very very long...
89/100
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Commentaire de ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: First lovely vinous notes, on the rancio, port, mold cellar and fino.
Then there are figs, dates, chocolate, a little honey and spices.
Mouth: The cask marked this whisky, we have a slight astringency.
Begins with flavors of nuts, bitter chocolate, spices and concludes with some fruity notes.
Final lis rather long on a mixture of sweet and tart.
88/100
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Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: light amber
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, solvents (wood varnish) dominates at the beginning, becomes much less present after 20 minutes of breathing, cow stable, dryness like Amontillado sherry, a little almond paste (marzipan) sweetness
taste: medium to high intensity, alcohol present but acceptable, taste very oriented towards Amontillado sherry flavors and some solvents
finish: medium
With water: more marzipan on the nose, the alcohol is better mastered in the taste and the whisky is more complex (much more stable flavors present), I prefer with a few drops of water
Conclusion: A whisky that is much influenced by the barrel without being killed by the barrel. For me it is a sign that this whisky was bottled at optimum maturity
88/100
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Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Exotic fruits with mint and eucalyptus. A little marshmallow.

Palate: Hugely fruity and melted. A true fruit basket. Alcohol is present but carries the aromas.

Finale: Short at the beginning, she get longer with some breathing. It is fruity with mint and precious woods.

Comments: Wonderfull whisky with aromas quite difficult to identify. The flavors are very smelted and despite the color, not the slightest trace of sherry.

88/100
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Commentaire de Wiski
Color: Dark amber.

Nose: The nose is rich with notes of dried fruit (raisins, dates) becomes almost vinous, juicy, with notes of liquid caramel, dark chocolate, praline. The dried apricot grows precisely in the manner of an old white wine. Adding a dash of water develops notes of black fruits, especially prunes. A hint of smoke is also felt.

Taste: The flavors are dense, soft, supple and well integrated. Notes of chocolate, ripe orange, nuts, fruit cake, with a good dose of sweet spices (cinnamon, four spices) for length.
Adding a dash of water brings out very peppery notes with a discreet but present peat.

Finale: A touch peppery on old wood and cocoa.
88/100
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Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Tawny.

Nose: Tadam! Now we’re talking! Deep and vibrant, with this tantalizing fruity-juicy-spicy-sour mix I enjoy so much and that is to be found in the very best old refill sherry casks. Spectacular and exciting! All sorts of jams sticking at the bottom of the cauldron. Mango chutney. Roasted pineapple. Green banana. Just a pinch of elegant cinnamon. And a very slight grassy note (green tomato?).

Mouth: Oakier now, with quite some tannins and soft spices. Quite rummy actually. Demerara sugar. Less extravagantly fruity and complex than on the nose, but remains fresh considering its age, thanks to its nice sourness.

Finish: Long, lingering, with a nice demerara rum aftertaste.

Comment: An old refill sherry cask (between 35yo and 40yo?). Sweet and sour whisky at its best as far as the nose is concerned. The mouth is slightly on the downslope, if you ask me. Slightly frustrating, but excellent whisky anyway.

88/100
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Commentaire de Roblanza
color: light amber
nose: vanilla, caramel and slight saltiness with toffee (butterscotch)
taste: full flavour of yellow and dark fruits together with vanilla and caramel, the finish is quite powerful with taste of slightly charred oak and coffee, a full dram with a long finish including a little pepper
87/100
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Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: bright, slightly spicy, distinctive sherry (dry fruit, balsamic vinegar ...) but with a malty structure (a relatively young whisky?). Indolent although slightly rounded. Notes of varnish that could suggest a Japanese!
Mouth: sweet and sharp. Probably a cask strength, in any case, presence of alcohol. Development in line with the nose (dry fruit), and better (not the acidity of vinegar). Good enough even if ultimately elusive.
final: on quality bitterness (herb).
Conclusion Nothing exceptional in my opinion, but probably a good sherry whisky , with an interesting character. Worth tasting..
86/100
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Commentaire de Dagde
Color: Caramel
Nose: tiramisu (chocolate, coffee and marsala) and de facto in nature greedy, creamy. The balance comes from the contribution that alcohol prevents it from being cloying. With the opening of the dominant coffee and cocoa is needed and there are cherry stones. A very nice nose that manages to be a powerful sherry but worked (at the crossroads of sweet and vinegary.
Palate: Powerful, well lining the entire mouth. Ultra-greedy, bitter chocolate (cinnamon coated) just stop the excessive sweet sherry (red fruits). Coffee is a bit in the vise of flavors but we detect a little less glamorous notes of felt. There is also a minty freshness that appears just before the final.
Finale: The bitterness of cherry pits, always with lots of sugar. It also recalls marinated cherries.

Conclusion: This big sherry has a really well balanced and charming nose. The palate is unilateral but maintains that pretty expertise. It lacks a few cons by madness and malleability in the mouth to compete with the heavyweights of the genre. A very nice whisky, however.
86/100
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Commentaire de PatGVA
orange color
Nose: chard apple, quince schnapps, candied plums, liquorice, mint, currant,
Mouth: apple chard, powerful, currant, dark chocolate, this woody (too?) Butter, melted caramel and cooked
Finish: long but diffuse, balanced,
86/100
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Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: Fresh, vinous and metal. Seems complex and melted (too). More gourmet after aeration (ripe fruit and Granny!). Tip of sherry too. Nuts.
Taste: not bad, but difficult to analyze. At the same time it is still fun, which is essential. Not super complex anyway. Aftertaste with a hint of nuts.
Finish: rather short notes of port / sherry (date for example).
Conclusion: Not bad, but no a favourite for this honorable malt anyway!
It could be a finish ... or at least one of pretty typical sherry cask.
85/100
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Commentaire de Flonews
Color: sustained gold

Nose: Aromas of dried apricots, light wood and alcohol. Relatively dry, fragrances are set back and the alcohol tip is hazardous for the nose. Adding water revealsmore vegetable and spicy notes , almost licorice.

Palate: Without water, the attack is very oily and enveloping, but the wave of alcohol is too strong. With time, many good things emerge, wood, spices, slightly astringent with round grains notes. But alcohol is too present, breaking the spell. The water is highly beneficial revealing a light but rather complex whisky. The attack loses its bite, but developed a long and greedy gingerbread?

Final: long, soft and enveloping.

Not necessarily immediately available, the alcohol level can be a barrier to taste. However, it agrees well a hint of water reveals its complexity. Nothing flashy, everything is subtle and smooth. To enjoy and appreciate the length.
85/100
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Commentaire de Pierrebzh
Color: sustained amber

Nose: This nose is clearly marked by sherry finish! Dried fruit, vinous side, spices and even coffee.

Palate: Dried fruit including notes of hazelnut, prune, raisin. Sherry side (too) this is much better with a drop of water even if a little bitterness is present (surely woodey side).

Final: Persistent but too classic on sherry and dried fruit, it drinks well with a drop of water, but it lacks complexity for my taste
85/100
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Commentaire de Corbuso
Colour: Old gold-amber
Nose: Smooth, floral, round, on Christmas spices, tangerine and orange.
Taste: Smooth, juicy, oaky, floral, intense, rather spicy, on Christmas spices, tangerine, orange and diverse floral notes. The finish is medium, rich, spicy, on honey, light floral notes, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange.
Impression: A good and intense whisky.
84/100
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Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Red copper – slightly cloudy
Nose: Takes a little time to open up. Slightly hot. We’re probably not that far away from 60% (57%?). After a while, starts unfolding and at the same time, gets rid of all unnecessary grease, thus becoming a tad archetypal. Remains lots of dry fruits (roasted almonds galore), pralines, and strawberry jam sticking at the bottom of the pot.
Mouth: Hot, velvety, coating. The alcohol speaks loud, but doesn’t burn the palate. Tastes good, but a bit monolithic yet. And slightly drying at the end. The cask (Sherry, probably) was very active and time didn’t succeed in polishing the edges. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that this one isn’t out of his teens.
Finish: Long, marked by the ZAN liquorice.
Comment: If you’re seeking for a slightly pushy sherry whisky that wraps up your palate, this could be the one. Assuming it’s fairly priced. But one can fancy more delicate malts…
84/100
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Commentaire de Amor57
The nose is at first woody with notes of pineapple, apricot and dried mint. It develops a nice fruity. With aeration, a creamy side comes first, with prune and ti'punch (rum, lemon, sugar cane) in good order. Quite complex and pleasant. It becomes more delicate, more aerial with the time. Palate is crisp and woody with raspberry and licorice. A slight bitterness is offset by the cream. Then we change registry: caramel, spice and iodine, sea salt The finale begins on these mornings marine notes of bitterness (even licorice, which also expresses his sweet side) and anise. The finish is medium length.
I did not really like this whisky but I find it interesting by combining sweet and salty.
84/100
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Commentaire de Arno
Nose: strange sensations of shoe polish, leather, glue and solvents. Opens on the baked apple, lemon grass, oak, walnut and almond crushed. Slightly floral (lilacs?). Aeration reveals quite a bit of caramel.
Mouth: powerful. Cognac, lemon & pear. Hot spices (curry). One side chemical (plastic) very transient, then a wooded & hot set to finish on the toasted hazelnut and a touch of smoke.
Final: bitter wood, ashes and a few sweet notes of caramel and candy
Conclusion: Not bad. Lack of complexity. Average nose with 'shoe factory' side, which lowers its note.
84/100
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Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: At the opening, the roundness is required: Chocolate and chestnuts are running. Its notes yet hide some spices but it is a nose that seems one way, driven by the sherry. Raspberry burst but remains behind. Overall this lacks of beauty but it is enjoyable. When everything fits, the impression persists: disorderly flavors are difficult to distinguish. Notwithstanding we feel shy swell: Raspberry and chestnuts ...

Taste: Very large, it still alternates gourmand notes (chocolate, praline, chestnuts) and less glamorous but soft touches (spices). Adding water breaks its superb (the flavors are bullied) but still retains hints of chocolate with spices (cinnamon). Adding water or not, the mouth has defects (hidden flavors or complete amputation but highlighting survivors).

Finish: The finish is very long and dries slowly to maintain beautiful cake notes on the palate. There is a little nuts aftertaste.

Comment: A simple whisky but smelling nicely like cake at all levels of the tasting. A daily dram that it is better not to swim under penalty of finding too stripped (and inaccurate).
84/100
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Commentaire de Malt1972
Colour: amber
Nosing: big, sherry, oaky, some sulphur
Tasting: strong (definitly cask strength), immense flavour developments, raisiny, very spicy, gingery
Finish: very long, with lots of sherry, becoming sweetish and perfumy

A nice heavy weight sherry monster. Although a little too spicy for me
83/100
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Commentaire de TTN
Color: Amber
Nose: Quite interesting and rather complex, with mushrooms, smoked tea, herbs, menthol, hazelnut.
Taste: Powerful and structured, but less complex than the nose. First of Granny, and the cherry pit and finally an avalanche of spices (pepper, clove).
Finish: Quite long and very peppery.
Overall impression: A curious and elusive whisky that appeals to me but I do not appreciate. Reminds me of a malt as Glenrothes
83/100
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Commentaire de Mapi
Amber color with green hues (as Amber Rivesaltes)
The nose is marked by white fruit and fresh apple. With aeration the notes of apple turn and go on stewed fruit.
The overall impression is of a certain sweetness but I notice the unpleasant feeling of bitterness (the grilled nem)
The palate is spicy. Alcohol is very present at the opening and then fades and gives way to aromas. Back to the stewed fruit and baked apple. The caramelization happens next.
The whole lacks a little character and density. There was a little watery side.
The finish is marked by the bitterness as found in a overcooked caramel.

In total there is something embarrassing in this whisky. On the one hand the seductive sherry, the other a real shortage of material in the mouth.
83/100
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Commentaire de Blackmalt
Perfumed nose with a presence of alcohol a little too present. Sherry it is but it's a sherry. straightforward, tough
It will take time for him to express ... Unfortunately, the alcohol takes over everything. It fails to settle down, that's a shame.
Palate is pungent, dry and nervous attack. Woody. Astringent and really powerful. Even too much.
A taste of cold coffee and something bitter that reminds me of that taste especially after chewing, inadvertently, a pip fruit.
This final is very present, spicy and hot.
Aftertaste of coffee without sugar very tight well led. This gives a bitterness that will give a significant length.
Maybe some peanuts ...


Comment Although too powerful. The mask any alcohol. At least I'm sure the 40% required! It's a shame.
80/100
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Glenlivet

18 years

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
49,8 %
Bottler
Chester Whisky and Liqueur Company
Dates
Distil: 1996 Bottling: 2013
Bottle
132 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Glenlivet 18 Chester
Personal Comment
Colour: Pale gold
The nose is initially quite aggressive, but if given a few minutes of aeration, it becomes sweet and generously fruity. Early tingling disappear quickly.
The nose is very fresh, with hints of green apple mingled discreetly with riper fruit, banana.
Great complexity and a nice balance, once past the first impressions of alcohol
The palate is deliciously fruity and fresh. Quite complex and also a nice acidity fruity bitterness slightly acid then goes back to the initial freshness
The finish is relatively short, and freshly bitter notes fro, the end of the mouth dominate here.
89/100

Glenlivet: samples

Glenlivet

One shot, 1990

Collection
One Shot
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2006
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Personal Comment
The nose is clearly fruity, somewhere between pear an melon. Very smooth, without any failing, but without any surprise neither. In the palate, the same fruity impression, very pleasant but without outstanding nuances in first instance. Afer a while, some slightly acid hints come and cheer the general impression up. The mouth is prolongs the nose in the same shapes... A rather short finish, without any surprise neither.
79/100

Glenlivet

Best casks of Scotland 1993

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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84/100
Glenlivet 1983 Jean Boyer
Personal Comment
Very nice slightly spicy and clearly floral nose.
The palate is pleasantly "diversified" with first quit an acid attack (fruit, green apple) rapidly developing on light nutty notes before coming back on smoother malty and spicy notes. The only criticism I could make about this whisky is that it would probably be even better with a slightly higher percentage of alcohol. But there is no such thing as perfection...
The finish is very pleasant, between spicy smoothness and nutty bitterness.
Probably one of the best Glenlivet I tried.
84/100

Glenlivet

Nadura

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
57,2 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
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83/100
Glenlivet Nadura
Personal Comment
A beautiful nose exquisitely marked by sweet fruity hints, between strawberry and cherry plum with a kind of honey veil above. Very tempting indeed. A nice smell of delicacy.
The sweet character of this whisky is confirmed in the palate. Nice complexity, from sugar to citrus acidity before coming back on sugar again with just a touch of woody bitterness. Very interesting for sugar lovers. I an not a sugar fan, but I have to recognize that this malt is rather interesting, even if I do not like it.
The finish is rather long and a kind of bitterness stacks over the sugar which remains present all along the tasting. In my opinion, it makes this whisky rather sickly.
79/100
Date of tasting : 4/11 2008 Apperance: Bright jonquiripe corn or new yellow gol Nose: Quite a prickle at cask strength as can be expected, lots of alcohol associated aromas, acetone and nail varnish remover. Behind that a scent of fresh fruits, mainly pears and also some white wine and vanilla. The straight dram develops cereal aromas like malt milk and oat meal, but it remains predominantly fruity. The alcohol is reluctant to give way to dilution, but the reduced dram lends some fennel and woody hints along w! ith neutral lip balm sort of smell. The woody impressions nicely balances the fresh pears to make a lasting impressions of a fruit garden. Body: Light to medium, but firm. Palate: Pear drops, the start is sweet and the middle is drier and the finish dry and bitter. There is also a curiously burnt flavour troughout, not at all smoky but sort of charred, toasted perhaps. Some caramel and a large impact of alcohol in the finish. The reduced dram feels very similar but more straight forward and simpler. Comments: Definately an easy drinker when diluted- and it can take quite a lot of that-. I'm a big fan of these single cask-style (if you will) bottlings. Perhaps it's good for quality that most standard bottlings are vatted american and european casks, but I for one love these cask stength, single cask-style bottlings.
86/100


Glenlivet

Archive, 21 years

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
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74/100
Personal Comment
Even if it remains specially discrete, the nose is rather pleasant, very smooth with a touch of sherry and nice floral notes. In the palate, an relative lack of character holds the tastes up to develop nicely. Touches of wood, touches of fruit... A bit of all.. but much to less! The finish is quite woody and the bitterness is compensated by a great smoothness. Even if this version is not bad, it is rather deceiving in the light to the 21 years spent in the cask.
74/100

Glenlivet

Glenlivet 1977-2010, Celtic Heartlands

Collection
Celtic Heartlands
Age
33 years
Alcohol percentage
47,7 %
Bottler
Murray McDavid
Cask
Bourbon
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 2010
Bottle
1358 btls
Particularity
(enhanced in Chateau d'Yquem casks)
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Glenlivet Murray MacDavid
Personal Comment
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Comment by ALouis
Color: Gold
Nose: Starts on wax, honey and yellow fruits.
With aeration It becomes greedy with notes of sweet honey and sweet pear.
Then again wax mixed with mineral notes and a touch of smoke in the background.
We end up with beautiful notes of iodine and lemony.
Nice development.
Palate: The palate is less complex, it was honey and cereals and marine notes, iodine.
Some autumn fruit and spice in the background.
Finish average with a slight astringency.
Pity that the mouth is set back from the nose.
90/100
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Comment by Alexandre
The first nose has very discrete marine and medicinal notes, with a pastry veil, tender and very sweet. Soon afterwards revealing a very nice complexity, starting with sweet asserted and very sweet notes (marzipan, sugar cane), in a very 'rummy' mood, then go towards marine and saline notes where we can even detect a hint of smoke, before ending on a fresh taste and medicinal eucalyptus. Very nice trip to the country of flavours, with a alcohol rate well integrated. A little difficult to open though, but nevertheless very promising.
The palate confirms the complexity and the beautiful building of the nose. We are dealing with a great whisky. Without being exuberant, the mouth is dominated by peat, marine influences and a little tar, after an attack on very sweet or watery fruit salad and honey, still allowing the comparison with the rum. Reveals a hint of spice and heady flowers. A mouth very rich in flavours, but with a difficulty to be precise. Aeration will allow sweet notes to take precedence over the sea flavors.
The final, long, is dominated by peat and sea salt, with just a touch of wood and fruits (strawberries and almonds). A wonderful memory of warmth mixed with salt will remain for long minutes.
In conclusion, a good whisky. Aeration once the bottle opened should clarify a bit the mouth .
90/100
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Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Attack on alcohol, then sponge cake, agave syrup, slightly aniseed. Becomes softer after a few minutes of aeration. A touch of red fruit, slight sensation of creamy chocolate. The pastry side is dominant, accompanied by fresh mint. Very nice.
Taste: Alcohol is now pretty mature. The pastry side is the guideline, but with notes of tobacco, which adds to a feeling of cherries, close to a clafoutis. It's very good, the style of whisky that appeals to me.
Finish: Slightly astringent, the creamy side disappears, not very long. The pleasure is in the tasting.
89/100
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Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: Riesling, some legs flowing quickly, others remain virtually glued to the glass and flow like oil
Nose: mild to moderate, alcohol is noticeable but not annoying (disappear with aeration), slight sweetness and citrus freshness , vegetables, sweet spices, all on a background of cereal / pastry, noble rot (? truly present or is this a fantasy because of the finish), the finish is so well integrated that we do not recognize
Mouth: creamy, after pepper and walnut skin (so slight bitterness and dryness), from the mid-palate and the soft side grain back to form a nice balance
Final: average flavorings finish
Conclusion: A very fine whisky and melted that requires much attention. A whisky to drink alone or early in the tasting
89/100
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Comment by Dadamien
The nose, what a sweetnes ! Praline, plum, subsequently becomes more fruity, tangy. A little waxy, cooked apple. Fragrance, and a little woody. In the palate, silky as the nose, and then becomes acidic, citric, fruity, spicy, and a wave of wasabi. A bit of heather, salty. The finish is slightly astringent and woody. Waxy.
88/100
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Comment by Oshen
Nose: Sweet. Attack on ripe fruits, citrus, peach, pear, banana. Exotic touch. Honey brings a nice roundness. Greedy. After aeration, it becomes slightly floral. Some notes of solvent, not unpleasant. Light oak too, but without any astringency. Nice complexity.
Taste: Hot. Faithful to the nose, we find the same fresh ripe fruit. Still this honey, too. Hint of vanilla. Syrupy texture. Notes of solvent. The wood is more present than in the nose, with a slight astringency. A little spicy.
Final: Average, woody, slightly spicy with notes of solvent.
88/100
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Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Gold medium.
Nose: Very appetizing. Fruit and grain. Dried apricot and tangerine. Malty beer. Biscuit (small butter). Then the wood extracts are more present. The fruit is drier, more biting, coupled with a slight bitterness. The beer is hopped over, and grapefruit notes appear. More spices too. Nutmeg and cardamom. And maybe some sage. And something that evokes the glossy as a new magazine fresh out of the box. Nothing monstrously complex, but all is nice.
Taste: Lots of vanilla in the attack and that same fruit the nose. Quite soon, some roughness, some astringency appear. Wood has clearly given a lot. Maybe a bit too much? Evolves on a point of salty licorice and a touch of geranium.
Finish: First pleasantly floral, it is maintained by a finally rather elegant bitter grapefruit reminder.
Comment: After a initial easy and delicious contact, this is a malt that is more sophisticated one might think.
87/100
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Comment by RX21
Nose: sweet spices
Taste: cinnamon, milk chocolate, hints of yellow fruits
Final: medium
87/100
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Comment by Sebou007
Color: Gold
Nose: it starts well with wax and honey, followed closely by the very slightly sweet sour apple (and browned in butter). It's rather subtle and very pretty. Less exuberant than some Clynelish, but very enjoyable.
Taste: essentially dried apricot (always mixed with butter) and honey. The alcohol is well integrated. Bitter almond aftertaste. It draws almost to the custard with a hint of flower.
Final: average over the dried apricots.
A pleasant dram, light, well designed on honey, apples and dried apricots. The nose and palate complement each other well.
86/100
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Comment by Bpoujol
Gold color.
First expressive nose, fruit (yellow fruit), honey. It dims over time, and develops on the spices and wood and some vanilla notes.
The palate is soft, on spices, woody. The wood is too present for me.
Final long enough, not very intense, slightly honeyed, spicy, oaky.
85/100
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Comment by Pompix
The nose starts with notes of vanilla and very fragrant flowers (Lila?). It also evokes the almond paste combined with fruits (fruits white / yellow fruit). It then evolves on the grass and fresh spices.
On the palate, the attack is slightly sweet. It recalls the nose (vanilla / flowers) and seems a little rough (light woodland). The finish is moderately long but nothing extraordinary.
84/100
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Comment by Blackmalt
Color: Gold
Nose: Delicate, fruity sweet pear or apple. Further, some fruit chewing gum. On aeration, it is clearly on exotic fruits.
Taste: Fresh, fluid. More powerful than the nose, it becomes drier in the long run at the limit of astringency. A little spicy with a taste of dry wood. One retains the fruity nose.
Finish: Medium length. A pungent return in the mouth and still this dry wood.
Otherwise, the rest does not speak to me. Too bad.
84/100
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Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: too gentle, exotic and white (pear) fruits, green grass
Mouth: quite hard to define, in line with the nose, but mostly on grass and white fruit (pears in syrup), reminds (good) brandy, alcohol is obviously present
Finish: quite short and a bit (too) dry
84/100
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Comment by PatGVA
N: apple chard, cherry tomatoes, brandy, rosewood, toffee, sweet long accurate.
M: brandy, custard, rosewood, single, simple monolithic,
F: Spirits, balanced, long lack of personnality
84/100
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Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: Yellow Gold
Nose first on a nice fruity notes but that fades quickly to leave the spot, without disappearing completely, to cereal notes, on the white bread crust. Some fruit alcohol, on raspberries or cherries in brandy. A strange duality.
Taste: sweet and creamy, oily. The fruity notes are more obvious than in the nose.
Final: Moderately long, hard to describe, but gives a good overall impression
83/100
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Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
The nose is very soft, fruity, vanilla and honey. No aggression whatsoever. A delight for lovers of sweetness. No complexity rather than by cons ...
The palate starts with an impression far more acidic than that announced by the nose. Green apple with a little honey and a rather obvious presence of alcohol. More complexity to the nose as well. Fortunately the feeling of alcohol disappears fairly quickly.
The finish is long and unlike the nose, which was bland and the mouth that it was acidic, the finish is pleasantly bitter.
Quite a confusing whisky and very different depending on the phase of tasting.
82/100
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Comment by Mars
Very floral, honeyed nose. Slightly fruity (green apple). Some vanilla, pound cake. Nice, very nice!
Taste: Sweet, vanilla and slightly bitter (orange peel). Alcohol is still very present (peppers).
Finish: Vanilla with a hint of smoke and marshmalow. A lot of spices, slightly astringent
81/100
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Nose: very fresh, fruity, on citrus. Very very slight smell of vanilla. alcohol very discreet, not too far. Little complexity.
The dilution does not change much
Palace: faithful to the nose. Fruity, no trace of vanilla. Alcohol rather discrete, slightly peppery after dilution.
Final short to medium on citrus.
74/100
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Comment by Amor57
When serving, you are assailed by rubber. Not burning rubber as can be found in peat, no, simply recently vulcanized rubber and which therefore leaves transpire sulfur hints , quickly making room for vanilla pastry cream. With a little aeration another palette unfolds with polish, some herbs, a little chalk and cardboard, remote white fruit (peach, apple). It is really watery , and very light. In the mouth it is evasive and then comes the spices, a woody bitterness, clear alcohol, distant traces of eucalyptus and almond . The final, short in length and intensity, continues on this unpleasant bitterness , and astringency is complemented by a strong, equally unpleasant but luckily marked by clear mint , and anise touches.
72/100

Glenlivet

15 years

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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BT2007 88/100
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Glenlivet

21 years

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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BT2009 87/100
Personal Comment

Glenlivet

French Oak Reserve, 15 years old

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
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70/100
Personal Comment

Glenlivet

Private Collection 1959-2009

Collection
Private Collection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
47,5 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
First fill sherry
Cask number
single cask 148
Dates
Distil: 1959 Bottling: 2009
Bottle
197 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Personal Comment

Glenlivet

1982-2009

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
52,2 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask number
single cask 4340
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88/100
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Glenlivet

1995-2009

Age
No age statement
Taux d'alcool
46 %
Embouteilleur
Signatory
Fût
First fill sherry
Numéro fût
single cask 166929
Dates
Distill: 1995 Embout: 2009
Particularité
non filtré à froid
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86/100
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Glenlivet

1965-2005

Collection
George & JG Smith's
Age
40 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Dates
Distil: 1965 Bottling: 2005
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Forum 91/100
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Commentaire de Nulty
Goûté blind.

Nez : beaux fruits (ananas, kiwi, pamplemousse puis, plus tard, fraise des bois). Un superbe sherry s'ajoute là-dessus, chocolat, cuir, praline, noisette. Légère cire, un peu de beurre, vieux bois très fin. Légère rondeur qui peut rappeler celle d'un vieux Bourbon. Un peu d'herbes aromatique et d'herbe tout court. Fine fumée, terre sèche.
Bouche : attaque tranquille sur un sherry plutôt sec, feuilles mortes, cuir, chocolat en poudre, noisettes. On a un retour des fruits ensuite, pommes, peut-être des oranges amères. Légère tourbe ? Gourmand, notes pâtissières, de crème anglaise. Café au lait. Un poil trop de bois. L'ensemble manque également de puissance mais offre une belle longueur.
Finale : longue,délicatement fumée et sur de légers fruits rouges. Assez sèche ensuite, cuir et tabac.

Le nez sublime est malheureusement suivi par une bouche un peu en retrait, moins expressive et manquant de puissance (et ça, j'aime pas).

91/100

Glenlivet

1972, 20 years

Collection
Chairman's stock
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
47,5 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
sherry wood
Dates
Distil: 05/1972 Bottling: 02/1999
Bottle
210 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 89/100
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