April 8, 2013
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
February 4, 2013
A very interesting mix of sherry and floral aromas, quite sharp on nose and palate. – Rating: 85/100
August 26, 2012
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
June 27, 2012
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
April 21, 2012
A nice whisky of the Daily Dram category, not boasting overwhelming complexity but a quite pleasant sippability – Rating: 80/100
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
April 20, 2012
This is a quintessential Glenlivet fruit bomb at full strength, highly enjoyable and affordably priced. – Rating: 87/100
April 16, 2012
If it wasn’t for that somewhat weakish finish, I would call this a great sherried dram. – Rating: 84/100
March 31, 2012
The age doesn’t really show here, a nice and clean Glenlivet in the typical house style. – Rating: 84/100
December 17, 2011
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
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
August 13, 2011
A very nice combination of fruit and spice. This whisky may look pale, but it has strong inner values. – Rating: 84/100
May 15, 2011
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
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
December 17, 2010
The trademark fruity creaminess of Glenlivet is joined by nutty and caramel notes imparted by the French Oak casks. Very sippable – Rating: 83/100
November 24, 2010
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
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
March 28, 2010
Very creamy and fruity, complex but very approachable. A very nice dram. – Score: 86/100
February 26, 2010
A very nice and complex malt that should be enjoyed slowly. Needs quite a bit of water to soften the alcohol bite. – Score: 84/100
January 31, 2013
Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible
January 4, 2013
A closer look at an interesting phenomenon.
November 5, 2012
Lamenting about rising whisky prices has become a regular pastime. So I think it is time to have a closer look at how much prices have actually risen over the last years.
November 3, 2012
I does not need much imagination to notice that this recipe is inspired by the French Coq au Vin, a chicken braised in wine. Here we swap wine for whisky.
October 3, 2012
Making whisky takes patience and determination. Many newcomers on the whisky market just don’t seem to care.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
March 28, 2012
The aftermath of World Whisky Day
March 16, 2012
Many whisky lovers complain that the prices for their favourite tipple are often too high, and I myself have joined this choir on various occasions. But to know if a price is too high we must first know what price is fair.
June 17, 2011
Yesterday’s 10 Essential Things About Scotch Whisky Everybody Should Know was the theory. Here comes the practice.
June 16, 2011
Here is the basic knowledge you need to find your way around in the world of Scotch whisky, divided into ten categories.
June 11, 2011
An in-depth review of five different whisky glasses
May 16, 2011
A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom
May 12, 2011
Some distilleries are not normally open for visitors. Only for the Spirit of Speyside Festival Diageo opens the doors to Mortlach.
January 28, 2011
Inspired by last week’s Scottish Spirits news about whisky in cans I was venturing around the nether regions of the whisky industry with the help of my favourite search engine. I came across an interesting company
January 23, 2011
For a whisky blogger these days there are few things as convenient as joining the Diageo bashing game. But it often gets forgotten that many of their distilleries make a bloody good whisky!
October 17, 2010
End of September 2010 saw a major public relations effort by Scotch market leader Diageo to convince journalists and bloggers of the qualities of their new Roseisle distillery in Elgin on Speyside.
October 17, 2010
Year of Birth: 1966
Place of Residence: Meckenheim, Germany
Profession: Wine and spirits trade
Whisky Involvement: Independent bottler, importer
September 5, 2010
Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Place of Residence: Erding, Bavaria, Germany
Profession: Business Analyst, currently unemployed
Whisky Involvement: Reviewer and commentator