Scotch - Single Malt

The Glenlivet 18yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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93rd Percentile
This score falls in the 93rd percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2008

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2009
  • 2011

Proof66 Notes

The Glenlivet 18yr single malt scotch is the part of their sherry cask collection. A portion of the scotch--we're told approximately 15%--is aged in sherry casks for 18 years with the remainder in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels. In a fit of musical metaphor, they also state the 18yr "recalls more Beethoven style than Mozart." In our own guided tasting, they described it as the "Liquid Sean Connery:

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This bottle has 12 ratings and 11 reviews.
BDanner BDanner (274)
Rating: 4.5 (2016-11-12)
This review is based on a single pour. I usually like to take my time and try several samples before I leave a final review, but this stuff is excellent. Fruit, honey, wood and a peppery spice on the nose and palate. Delicious.
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Vossmeister Vossmeister (52)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-06-12)
Value for money
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jpfy32 jpfy32 (4)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-03-04)
Smooth with a full body. Very drinkable
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Muncher Muncher (586)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-03-08)
Did a side by side with the 18's from the 3 big Glen's; Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, and Glenlivet. The Glenmo and Glenfiddich are similar in style. They are both softer, more subtle, better balanced, and have the spice and pepper playing a quieter note in the background. The Glenlivet is like the hard rocker of the 3. The spiciness is center stage and more in your face. I like it, and usually I prefer the "in your face" style, but for the extra money I paid I expected more refinement and less youth in the flavor profile.
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NeatPour NeatPour (341)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-05-08)
4.2/5; Whoa! This one surprised me a bit with the finish or lack thereof. It's good with.great balanced oak and smooth pepper coming all up front. The finish is super smooth. It's actually a great flavor profile front to back and just works wonderfully overall. I haven't really experienced a front loaded scotch like this... Most über smooth scotches are lower flavor profiled with a gentle finish. This is a really good pick up
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StanMemTn StanMemTn (135)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-04-02)
Wonderful Scotch! A full, saturating palate coater with well balanced wood and spice.
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Allan Allan (207)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-03-28)
Excellent smooth whiskey, but not what I has expected. Not as fruity as some of the other Glenlivets but rather a little honey with some spice upfront. A bit of pepper in the middle with some oak in the brief finish. Nice sweet buttery aroma in the glass is really sweeter than the taste but compliments it well. Cheapest I could find was $95. I have heard it said to be better than the 21 yr old. Well, in my opinion that is apples to oranges difference and they would be hard to compare. To me the 21 yr is better but this is very fine in it's own right.
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Hokim24986 Hokim24986 (2)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-02-28)
Excellent Scotch. Very smooth and leaves a nice aftertaste. Drink it straight up to enjoy the full favor. Very good value for an 18 years old Scotch.
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robaiken robaiken (0)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-12-21)
One of the best(if not the beat) whiskey I have ever had
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degbert degbert (206)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-08-26)
For an 18-year-old scotch, this is relatively inexpensive and a very good drink. One cube or straight up, this is a wonderful Scotch.
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Irishman Irishman (324)
Rating: 5.0 (2009-02-17)
Enjoyed a glass on the rocks and it was much smoother than I had anticipated. Excellent flavor and aroma. Definitely worth the money.
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