Glenlivet

Glenlivet 32 yo 1981 Signatory for TWE

November 11, 2014
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Independent Glenlivets are not easy to find. This is an excellent example from a refill sherry cask that almost tastes like a first fill. – Rating: 88/100

Glenlivet 30 yo 1981/2012 Signatory

June 19, 2013
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A wonderful dram with the wood kept in balance by the lovely fruit and spice aromas. The nose is to die for. – Rating: 91/100

Glenlivet 38 yo 1973/2012 Berry Bros.

May 29, 2013
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The fruity Glenlivet style is well present, but there is quite a pronounced dryness caused by the long maturation. – Rating: 81/100

Glenlivet Nadurra 16 yo Batch 0911P

April 8, 2013
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Like so often the nose promises more than the palate can deliver. The intriguing sweet and fruity aromas are somewhat buried in wood spice. – Rating: 82/100

Glenlivet 15 yo 1996 SMWS 2.81

February 4, 2013
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A very interesting mix of sherry and floral aromas, quite sharp on nose and palate. – Rating: 85/100

Glenlivet 12 yo Unblended All Malt

August 26, 2012
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Very dense flavours here that are difficult to dissect. This is rather different from today’s 12 yo, much drier and a little less fruity. Very good stuff. – Rating: 86/100

Glenlivet 17 yo 1994 “Josie”

June 27, 2012
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A rather typical sherried Glenlivet that has a very nice flavour base, but the wood is a bit too dominant for my taste. – Rating: 84/100

Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve

April 21, 2012

A nice whisky of the Daily Dram category, not boasting overwhelming complexity but a quite pleasant sippability – Rating: 80/100

Glenlivet Founders Reserve

April 20, 2012

The first moments on the palate are wonderful, but the flavours fade away rather quickly. It has an gentle sherry influence that does not dominate the spirit. – Rating: 85/100

Glenlivet Nadurra 16 yo Batch 1010K

April 20, 2012
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This is a quintessential Glenlivet fruit bomb at full strength, highly enjoyable and affordably priced. – Rating: 87/100

Glenlivet 1996/2011 Signatory

April 16, 2012

If it wasn’t for that somewhat weakish finish, I would call this a great sherried dram. – Rating: 84/100

Glenlivet 33 yo 1977 Blackadder

March 31, 2012

The age doesn’t really show here, a nice and clean Glenlivet in the typical house style. – Rating: 84/100

Glenlivet 1995/2011 Signatory

December 17, 2011
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A rather rich sherry dram with already quite a bit of wood for its age. The finish could be a little longer, though. – Rating: 84/100

Glenlivet 1977/2010 The Whisky Cask

December 4, 2011

This is a typical Glenlivet with all trademark flavour elements. The cask influence after 33 years is not disturbing, but just at the perfect level to make it a high class dram. – Rating: 90/100

Glenlivet 12 yo 1997 Cooper’s Choice

August 13, 2011
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A very nice combination of fruit and spice. This whisky may look pale, but it has strong inner values. – Rating: 84/100

Glenlivet Archive 21 yo

May 15, 2011
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Strong apple notes as well as the sweet and creamy overall character make this malt a typical Glenlivet. It is a very high quality whisky with a great richness of flavours. – Rating: 88/100

Glenlivet 1994/2009 Adelphi

January 2, 2011

This sherried Glenlivet needs some water to calm it down. Quite richly flavoured overall, but the nose is a bit pungent and the palate lacks an aromatic counterpart to the spices. Good, but not great. – Rating: 82/100

Glenlivet 15 yo

December 17, 2010
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The trademark fruity creaminess of Glenlivet is joined by nutty and caramel notes imparted by the French Oak casks. Very sippable – Rating: 83/100

Glenlivet 12 yo

November 24, 2010
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This creamy and fruity malt is a very nice entry level dram, but it also offers enough complexity to satisfy more experienced palates. – Rating: 81/100

Glenlivet 1996/2009 Old Malt Cask

October 7, 2010

You don’t find younger sherried Glenlivetes very often, and this is quite a fine specimen. Rich and fruity with a nice spicniess that is just about right. – Rating: 84/100