The end of smugglers, find it on the bottom-right of our flavor map.
In 1824, George Smith made a daring move and got a license to legally produce Single Malt Whisky. Needless to say the neighbouring smugglers weren’t all too happy about it, so for protection he had to carry not one, but two guns at all times. Imagine that.
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old is distilled in the "Livet" district, Speyside, twice in copper stills and then aged in several different oak casks, with American and European Oak, first and second fill, all playing their parts. European Oak imparts spicy hints and brings additional complexity, while first-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness. No peat is used during the drying process so the barley’s natural flavors and aromas are well retained.
Smartass Corner: 1) In the past Glenlivet was used to name the "terroir" in the Speyside region. So it's possible to find bottles of Macallan-Glenlivet, Balvenie-Glenlivet, etc. 2) Glenlivet stills are lantern shaped with long, narrow necks, all of which helps produce a light tasting Spirit.
Smooth finish, light peat. This is the whiskey that got me hooked on Scotch.
definitely better than the 12 year
A good single malt
Not much improvement over the 15 for the money.
Nice and smooth. Less woody than the Glendronach
This 18 year old Scotch is smooth, has great flavors and sweet on the tongue. Major difference from the younger years. You will not go wrong with this Scotch.
This is my favorite scotch I've had this far. Apricot and pear along with a touch of wood on the nose. Light and crisp fruity palate. This is a must have supper.
My favorite Scotch regardless of price
Fantastic. A different world than the younger versions
Beautiful whisky! Slightly sweet and gorgeous on the tongue. Much better than the 15. Smooth as F!
Probably my favorite whisky, super smooth.
Excellent whiskey. For me the whiskey that got me into whiskey. Love it. Honied and mellow. Can't go wrong.
sweet, smooth, have it neat
A mild, yet great 18. Lacks complexity, but a very smooth single malt. Smoother than most blended premium Scotches even.
More robust than the 12 year
What a cracker! You will not be disappointed, very smooth and complex.
Lovely smooth well flavored scotch. Worth a taste.
Simply outstanding. Smooth, flavorful and a pure pleasure to drink neat or on the rocks. A definite must for your home bar.
Spicy and complex
Favorite aged Glenlivet. Smooth finish.
i think it was my favorite bottle from Glenlivet. i tried it early on so its hard to remember. need another bottle to confirm.
Fantastic. Smooth flavor. Well worth the price.
Love the oak, apple, and Caramel combination. So delicious. Easy to drink, complex but pleasant. A Beauty of a whisky
First encounter with scotch, loved that I could taste the scotch flavor but was smooth and don’t bite so hard.
Nice scotch, not very peaty which is my preference.
This is delicious! I am mot a whiskey drinker, but i loved this one. No mixers needed.
good with a cube
This version of The Glenlivet, is my all time favorite Scotch. I am sure that this because I cannot afford the 25 year old. HaHa.
Balanced with some oakiness, aftertaste could have more of a kick
I bought this for my guy to have at the house and while it is delish I am not sure I will buy again due to the price. It is smooth, tasty, carmely, but not an overall wow.
This is a great scotch, well balanced. Nice chocolate undertone, tiny bit of smoke with a couple of bright notes up front (apple?). Tasty.
Smooth, nice scotch.
Very smooth, love the sweet tone of the fruity base. Enough oakiness to satisfy those who prefer a strong Scotch but light enough to keep those with a more delicate palate looking for new flavors to identify. I prefer it neat and just below room temperature.
love it! very smooth
Very smooth, but a little blah.
One of my favorites so far. Much smoother and less harsh than the 12 year. Love the nose on this one, too-it's a pleasure to smell and sip.
A really good scotch, definitely prefer it neat.
Favorite, sweet, honey
Very smooth and sweet, the oak is definitely evident from all that time in the barrel. Virtually no burn and drawn out finish.
Oh man smooth. Delicious. Oak, spice, sherry, and smooth.
Very smooth and classy
Got this as a gift. And what a gift it is. Very complex. Might be too complex for my beginner pallet. Will go back once in a while and dive in again. —UPDATE: I originally gave this a 7 star rating, in the time since I’m learned more and now this is a 9 star to me. This is an amazing scotch with a syrupy note and texture, and “legs” that just take their time running down the glass. [I am a leg man after all ;) ]
I do love my speyside whiskys 🤤
Visuals 🧐 ; Beautiful gold coloured gold, with small and light legs,
Nose 👃 ; Oak, sweet fruits, especially apples, light florals, overall surprisingly light on the nose,
Taste 👅 ; Apples, brown sugar, honey, chocolate, slight spicey oak,
Finish 🇫🇮 ; Long, pleasant with oak and toffee,
Hard to complain about a whisky-distillery that's been around since 1824 👌
9 / 10 🥃
A hint of caramel and vanilla, very present oak and very smooth smoke. Went well with a mild cigar.
Notes of caramel and vanilla, rounded with notes of dried fruit and hints of oak, very smooth in the palate with gentle finish
Very very good scotch. The caramel and hints of dark chocolate make this a very easy drinking scotch. A personal favorite of mine.
Very smooth on the palate. Lots of oily nut flavors; hazelnut, cashew. Sweet. Dry fruit.
Loved it. The first single malt I tasted, it became the standard for scotch while I was developing my pallet
It is like a wonderful candy! Just plain delicious!
Good scotch but this site is way over priced. You can get this bottle from total wine and more for $79.99!
smooth, a great every day scotch.
A joyful cup but doesn't match up with the Lagavulin 16.
Incredibly smooth., one of the best for the cost of a Benjamin.
A standard go to for everyday scotch
Like it , subtle hint of oak smooth finish
To date this is one of my favorite scotches. Incredibly smooth.
A very balanced scotch. Think its the best from Glenlivet. That declares why the price is more higher than 10 years ago.
Full smooth flavor
Way to expensive for me, but
Glenlivet is a great Scotch...
Excellent Scotch. Nothing too heavy. Well balanced. Not too sweet or smoky or harsh.
Sweet like fruitcake. Allspice an dried fruit. On ice or neat, both are good.
Smooth, mellow, very solid scotch. Enjoyed immensely!
Wasn't something I'd buy again wasn't impressed
Good stuff. Much cheaper in price at my local liquor store than purchasing from Flaviar.
It's been too long since I had it - but remember not liking it as much as the 15 year
My favorite ultra smooth scotch. Limited smoke and wood flavor.
Could be slightly smoother up front, but otherwise a near perfect Scotch.
It's a little strong for my personal taste; however, those who drink scotch do love this one. We keep it on hand for guests.
Bought this for myself as a gift to me and was very pleased real good flavor a little spendy but definitely worth it
An exquisite single malt. Smooth and flavorful.
My favorite scotch to drink on ice. Nothing more, nothing less. Simple. Comforting.
First decent scotch. It is the bar that i judge the rest...
Love it. Very smooth and easy to drink.
very smooth and gentle, truly a taste experience unlike any other
This is the bottle I celebrated my wedding with.
My favorite whiskey of all time. The 18 is superior to any other whiskey that may be older or more expensive. The spices, fruits and smokiness combined do wonders for my palette and soul. If I was stranded on an island and all I had to survive on was this whiskey, I would willingly die of starvation. I would go down happy and laughing!
Good highland mix.
Smooth without any bitterness
Of the whiskeys that might be described as a desert, this is my favorite.
One of the best Ive tasted thus far. Full of flavor very smooth to the pallet.
Just excellent. Smooth. Honey. Pricey but one of the best.
Rich full taste, slightly fruity and fresh. Very nice "ending-taste".
Rich. Honey and apple with a touch of chocolate. Better than I expected. Not normally a glenlivet fan
My all time favorite whisky
Expensive for a 18 year old but tastes fantastic!!! A dram to be savoured. I am sure if this was cask strength the taste would have been a couple of notches up...
Enjoyed this a lot more the 15 year but still disappointed for the price.
One of my favorites for hanging with the guys
Love it! Great dram, complex and a great price. It's like an Angel peeing on your tongue.
One of my favourite. It's oaky and just appropriate from many different angle. Highly suggest to stock one in your collection
The blending of the flavor is amazing
It was sweet and soft to the taste and when I added a drop of water or two the taste was stronger. I got a taste of liquorice.
Think 12-year old Glenlivet completely matured - an unforgettable, must-return time and again, perfectly nuanced Speyside single malt scotch. It's complex flavor spirals of dried berries, subtle peat, floral herbs, smokey spice and more, leisurely unfold in the palette and follow with an equally engaging and exquisitely satisfying finish. And the nose of amaretto with herbal hints throughout the entire tasting journey leave nothing left, but total satisfaction.
Even better than Glenlivet 12. Super smooth with a long finish.
I like it
Simply one of the best in Speyside.
Very very smooth, with a lot of flavor on the backend. This will be an addition to my bar.
Light sweetness, pine, slight honey.
Dry with a hint of fresh tobacco.
The Speyside Royalty
Overrated whisky, despite the 18 years tag line. Was not smooth enough in finish and lacked the flavors to create a memorable drinking experience.