oak
spicy
honey
apple
sweet
sweet sherry
fruit
dark chocolate
caramel
Spiral The Glenlivet 18 Year Old

The Glenlivet

18 Year Old

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
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. 
 
Flavour / 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
The balanced and elegant Speyside Royalty. 
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The end of smugglers, find it on the bottom-right of our flavour 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 flavours 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) Their stills are lantern shaped with long, narrow necks, all of which helps produce a light tasting spirit.


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

The Glenlivet

18 Year Old

(0.7l, 43 %)


8.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Glenlivet 18 Year Old
Shawn
Love it! Great dram, complex and a great price. It's like an Angel peeing on your tongue.
anonymous
One of my favourite. It's oaky and just appropriate from many different angle. Highly suggest to stock one in your collection
Richard
Great
anonymous
Jeffrey
The blending of the flavor is amazing
Marc
Good
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
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
Even better than Glenlivet 12. Super smooth with a long finish.
Patrick
Very smoothe.
Jeff
Amazing
Rolf
Strong sharp
Derek
I like it
anonymous
Simply one of the best in Speyside.
Rick
Very very smooth, with a lot of flavor on the backend. This will be an addition to my bar.
Peter
Light sweetness, pine, slight honey. Dry with a hint of fresh tobacco.
Alejandro
The Speyside Royalty
Jarrod
Excellent
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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