Official liquor review for The Glenlivet 18yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenlivet 18yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Liquor Review Category:
Single Malt Scotch
Price (USD): $60
Price (EUR): €46
Liquor Review Notes:
The Glenlivet Distillery (note the use of the indefinite article "the" allowed by court decree in 1884) is the top-selling single malt scotch in the world. It is often considered the classic Speyside, producing unpeated (that is, non-smoky) scotch whisky. The name translates as "valley of the smooth flowing one." They are proud of their mineral rich water from "Josie's well" and their tall copper stills, producing lighter vapors for smoother, more buoyant whisky.
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: rich, mature, masculine, but not the least bit hairy." They note the strong color from the sherry cask and notes of juicy red, caramel apples. They recommend serving with barbeque, pepper steak, or rib-eye steak.
In 2011 at the reported price of $90, Wine Enthusiast declared the scotch a "good value."
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By: NeatPour (115) 8/7/2013Cheers!(0)
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
By: Hokim24986 (3) 02/28/2013Cheers!(1)
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.
By: robaiken (1) 12/21/2012Cheers!(0)
One of the best(if not the beat) whiskey I have ever had
By: Alchemist (51) 4/20/2012Cheers!(2)
The nose of the 18 gives sweet smoky oak developing warm spices as it opens up. The body arrives very bitter developing hot chilli pepper all of which thankfully fade to reveal a background light vanilla sweetness. The medium long finish doesn't really improve things giving bitter spices and tannic acidity. The aftertaste is dominated by sulphur sourness and acidic bitterness which persist on the palate for some time! This is a mule kick of an 18 year old and is a rare example of a malt that has spent too long in oak.
By: degbert (123) 8/26/2011Cheers!(0)
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.
By: Irishman (218) 2/17/2009Cheers!(1)
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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