The Glenlivet 18 Year Old

The Glenlivet

18 Year Old

(0.75l, 43 %)


8.5/10
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$137.99
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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.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43 %
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    The Glenlivet
  • Age
    18 Year Old

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oak
spicy
dried fruit
honey
apple
sweet sherry
sweet
smoky
dark chocolate
What does The Glenlivet 18 Year Old taste like?

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Corner
Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Old gold with apricot hues
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Rich fruit aromas, rose garden, sweet oakiness, pine and mint chocolate, barley sugars, nuttiness, honey, toffee and Coconut
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet oranges, gentle spice, fennel and spearmint. tannic oaky notes, malty sweetness and nougat
 
Finish
Long steady finish, with a spicy oak and moist raisin notes
 
Comment
Balanced and elegant Speyside Royalty
 
Ratings & Reviews
Stephen
Stephen,
very smooth and gentle, truly a taste experience unlike any other
Coleman
Coleman,
This is the bottle I celebrated my wedding with.
Edgar
Edgar,
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!
anonymous
anonymous,
Very smooth
Craig
Craig,
Good highland mix.
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Smooth without any bitterness
anonymous
anonymous,
Of the whiskeys that might be described as a desert, this is my favorite.
Zachary
Zachary,
One of the best Ive tasted thus far. Full of flavor very smooth to the pallet.
Michael
Michael,
Just excellent. Smooth. Honey. Pricey but one of the best.
anonymous
anonymous,
Rich full taste, slightly fruity and fresh. Very nice "ending-taste".
Boyd
Boyd,
Rich. Honey and apple with a touch of chocolate. Better than I expected. Not normally a glenlivet fan
Nick
Nick,
My all time favorite whisky
Pat
Pat,
love it
anonymous
anonymous,
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...
anonymous
anonymous,
Enjoyed this a lot more the 15 year but still disappointed for the price.
John
John,
One of my favorites for hanging with the guys
Gary
Gary,
Wow!
Shawn
Shawn,
Love it! Great dram, complex and a great price. It's like an Angel peeing on your tongue.
anonymous
anonymous,
One of my favourite. It's oaky and just appropriate from many different angle. Highly suggest to stock one in your collection
Richard
Richard,
Great
anonymous
anonymous,
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
The blending of the flavor is amazing
Marc
Marc,
Good
William
William,
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.
Shana
Shana,
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.
Shawn
Shawn,
Even better than Glenlivet 12. Super smooth with a long finish.
Patrick
Patrick,
Very smoothe.
Jeff
Jeff,
Amazing
Rolf
Rolf,
Strong sharp
Derek
Derek,
I like it
anonymous
anonymous,
Simply one of the best in Speyside.
Rick
Rick,
Very very smooth, with a lot of flavor on the backend. This will be an addition to my bar.
Peter
Peter,
Light sweetness, pine, slight honey. Dry with a hint of fresh tobacco.
Alejandro
Alejandro,
The Speyside Royalty
Jarrod
Jarrod,
Excellent
anonymous
anonymous,
Overrated whisky, despite the 18 years tag line. Was not smooth enough in finish and lacked the flavors to create a memorable drinking experience.
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