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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McMike
09. Mar 2017
28. Oct 2014
Nosing: Früchte Honig Vanille Karamell Eiche Pfeffer

Taste: Eiche Früchte Pfeffer Süße

Finish: Eiche Gewürze

Comment:
James_Jackson
14. Jan 2020
Nosing: Früchte Apfel Eiche Beeren Sherry Süße Vanille Karamell
Wonderful nose, I easily rank this as one of the single best noses I have ever experienced. It is room filling, wonderful, fruity.

Taste: Früchte Apfel Orange Malz Öl Nüsse Eiche Sherry Süße Honig Schokolade Nüsse
Bittersweet orange, nice and round, sweet orange blossom then comes into play with a hint of milk chocolate and mixed nuts.

Finish: Nüsse Öl Eiche Zimt Muskat Gewürze
Long, satisfying, oak starts to come up with hints of milk chocolate, becoming drier, English breakfast tea appears along nicely balanced tannins.

Comment:
Glenlivet 18 is really good value for money, it would be nice to see no colouring or chill filtering, but it still manages to hold it's own. I would easily rank this in my top 10 whiskies of all time.
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Imm0
26. Feb 2016
Michifisch
23. Aug 2016
andrewjemmott
30. Oct 2016