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Glenlivet 18yo

(43%, OB, 2011*)
Average Score: 82
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameGlenlivet
Alcohol By Volume43%
Average Score82

Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel81
Robert Karlsson83
Konstantin Grigoriadis75
Ho-cheng Yao81
Krishna Nukala84
Pit Krause87
Rich Howard80
David Wankel79
Oliver Klimek81
Ralf Mitchell84

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood82

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonMature sweet fruits (apricots, mandarins) and fresher vanilla also. Spicy. Round. Big. Attractive sweet fruits and a delicate vanilla below that. Well-balanced and not at all aggressive in any way. Strangely enough drier with time, and tiny hints of dry smoke appears? Hm. Difficult one.
Rich Howardthe nose is mostly on grains (wheat bread, oatcakes) and polished wood, a handful of field grasses, hints of apples and apple skins. after a few minutes, some warmer notes of pistachio nuts emerge. the palate is full of sweet malt, plenty of herbs and quite wooded. a drop of water opens up more apples and pears on the nose, and a splash of vanilla. the palate is actually a touch less sweet now, still herbal, and still wooded. summary: no surprises here, an herbal, nutty, wooded whisky with light fruit. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]