Glenlivet 18 Years

18 long years of maturation and the addition of ex-sherry casks make this Glenlivet much more complex than the popular 12-year-old standard bottling. Despite its quality it's still much more affordable than a lot of other 18-year-old single malts.

18 long years of maturation and the addition of ex-sherry casks make this Glenlivet much more complex than the popular 12-year-old standard bottling. Despite its quality it's still much more affordable than a lot of other 18-year-old single malts.

Details about this bottle Edit
7737
Glenlivet
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 49 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Sweet:
Oak:
Oak:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Caramel:
Spices:
Caramel:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Honey:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sherry:
Raisin:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Apple:
Zitrus:
Heather:
Plum:
Nuts:
Plum:
Peach:
Heather:
Peach:
Orange:
Floral:
Floral:
Orange:
Nuts:
Pepper:
Malt:
Pepper:
Green Apple:
Tropical Fruit:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Green Apple:
Alcohol:
Tropical Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Berries:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Pineapple:
Oil:
Chili:
Pear:
Chili:
Lemon:
Date:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Date:
Cake:
Anis:
Oil:
Berries:
Pineapple:
Lemon:
Banana:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Banana:
Pear:
Tasting
Nuts:
Oak:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Spices:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Spices:
Oil:
Oil:
Malt:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Malt:
Caramel:
Herb:
Caramel:
Herb:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Herbs:
Honey:
Herbs:
Apple:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Vanilla:
Peat Smoke:
Grape:
Heather:
Floral:
Heather:
Grape:
Berries:
Floral:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Pepper:
Tropical Fruit:
Ginger:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Almonds:
Peach:
Green Apple:
Green Apple:
Ginger:
Peach:
Almonds:
Chili:
Tropical Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Walnut:
Cinnamon:
Walnut:
Pepper:
Finish
Oak:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Spices:
Spices:
Malt:
Nuts:
Malt:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Herb:
Oil:
Herb:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Zitrus:
Vanilla:
Dark Chocolate:
Vanilla:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Peat Smoke:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Honey:
Nutmeg:
Medicinal Smoke:
Cinnamon:
Sherry:
Herbs:
Heather:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nutmeg:
Seaweed:
Honey:
Coffee:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Sherry:
Heather:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Pepper:

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TheGreatMothra
16. Sep 2016
Nosing: Apple Pineapple Raisin Vanilla Sherry Pepper
Immediately fruity, apple and pineapple. Some mixed fruit peels with a background sherry note . Raisins and vanilla and just a hint of pepper. It has a confectionery sweetness that reminds me of powdered sherbert sweets.

Taste: Apple Fruit Oak Spices Sweet
Rich and creamy, apple and slight menthol. Spicy oakiness and a slight smokiness. It has a pleasing tartness which balances the sweetness creamy mouth feel.

Finish: Oak Fruit Spices
Long and fruity with bags of spicy oak.

Comment:
This isn't my favourite type of malt, but its definitely interesting and enjoyable. The nose is complex and fruity while the flavour is punchy and bold. I'd certainly recommend trying it, at the price its a bargain.
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