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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old Reviews

    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old 82
    Based on 10 reviews.
    Rated on a scale of 50 to 99
    Distillery
    The Glenlivet
    Style
    Single Malt
    Release
    Unspecified
    Age
    18 Years
    Alcohol
    43% abv.
    Region
    Scotland, Speyside
    Bottled For
    Distillery

    The Glenlivet 18 is a Single Malt Scotch whisky which has a sweet floral fragrance. It is distilled twice in copper pot stills and then aged in oak casks for 18 years. The Glenlivet is a single malt to savor straight up, on the rocks, or with a splash of pure spring water.

    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by The Seeker

    9250/99
    Color
    Golden amber, copper, bronze. Perfect.
    Nose
    The nose on this one is a strange beast. For an 18 year old single malt I expected it all to be up front but it's the very definition of subtle. I get the strong oak resonance with orange peel and dried fruit but also a pleasant floral honey note with lovely custard on top.
    Body
    Smooth and lightly oily. Just right for the delivery.
    Palate
    There's a lot of different flavours piled on top of one another here. Honey, raisins, citrus fruit, custard, very light smoke. I'd add water to unlock more if I wasn't so against doing so. Very subtle, very complex, very well made.
    Finish
    Medium finish of the same sort as described in the palate. Nothing about the lingering flavours is unpleasant.

    This is a superbly subtle yet complex single malt. It's balance is a work of genius. It hits all the right notes and only loses points when taking into account how expensive it is. If you can get it reduced price then do so. Also of note is the bottle design and box, simply beautiful.

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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by Robert Thompson

    8850/99
    Color
    Looks almost like 5W-30 motor oil. Seriously.
    Nose
    Wonderful nose. Faintly sweetish. Prominent notes of wood. Hints of citrus, brown sugar, almost a cinnamon-like spice aroma.
    Body
    Very full-bodied. Rolls around the tongue, coats and warms the inside of your mouth. Dense and intense.
    Palate
    Spicy at first sip. Tinge of peat. Hints of a strange 'burlap'-like flavor appear then recede. Moderate sweetness infused with herbal, almost floral tones. Complex.
    Finish
    Moderately long finish. Lingering warm sweetness with white pepper and green herbal notes.

    This is a very enjoyable single-malt for people who don't like earthy, peaty scotch. Well-crafted and smooth. The 18-year aging adds a lot of character and complexity to this elixir.

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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9450/99
    Color
    Light Amber with a bronze glow
    Nose
    Honey, Vanilla extract, Candied fruit
    Body
    Light to medium body with a slight oily feel on the tongue.
    Palate
    Vanilla custard, Honey, Slight toffee, & Nutmeg
    Finish
    Short finish with a Slight spice that quickly leads into a warm sweet conclusion.

    One of my favorite single malts to date.

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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by ChadDavis

    8850/99
    Color
    Amber + 1. Burnished Bronze
    Nose
    Caramel, butter, toffee, nuts, lemon and honey. Tasty huh?
    Body
    Perfect legs, the viscosity is absolutely right.
    Palate
    Strong Sherry profile, lemon, butter and faintly present fish.
    Finish
    Short smooth finish. This is a bit disappointing considering everything else that is great about this whiskey. Nice alcohol balance.

    So, I had a snifter of this very nice Whiskey with Sweet Megan on her Birthday. It was as flavorful as one would expect from a Speyside 18 year old. Not as exquisite as the Macallan of the same age. Nor as dynamic as the Glenlivet's own non-chill filtered, cask strength Nadurra. But this shouldn't be a surprise. This Malt was much more homogenized and the sherry predominated. I am not sure of the price, but if you see it for around $90.00 USD, it is worth the coin.

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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by Panga

    9350/99
    Color
    Glorious Syrup Bronze
    Nose
    Slight citrus zest along with a medium roasted nuts. Gentle on the nose despite the 43% alcohol. A little water takes away the zest and brings on the woody nuts. The cigars in your humidor are lining up to marry this wonderful aroma.
    Body
    The slow legs down the side of my glass suggests a medium-full body. Beautiful oily lingering body just doesn't want to let go of your taste buds.
    Palate
    A gentle array of nuts followed by a walk through an abandoned wooden ski lodge in the spring. Some caramel as well with a couple of drops of water.
    Finish
    Extremely smooth, fresh and elegant finish. Hints of lingering earth and leaves a very warm feeling in your chest. You are a small child again, being embraced by your burly woodchopping grandfather.

    On a dark winter's evening, crack this one open to warm the cockles of your heart

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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9650/99
    Color
    A rich dark gold maple syrup
    Nose
    Ginger Bread, lots of caramelized fruit with a very slight peat and smokey finish which hides behind the rich spice of this scotch
    Body
    Full Bodied and oily.Even at 43% the alcohol is far in the background behind the wonderful holiday spices and dark fruit. Does well with a small ice cube for every 1 and half or2 shots of scotch.
    Palate
    Over ice the Fruit, spice and peat come to life in such form you will forget you are drinking wherever you are and transcend to Scotland . Bottom line this Scotch just feels and reminds of Scotland.Smooth,great holiday spice followed by sweet sweet dark fruit and all without any bite on the palate. Neat- Obviously the alcohol is brought more to the fore front with the same but more intense holiday spice before cooling your palate with caramelized Pears, black cherry and cranberry. In fact neat is the only way i drink this when pairing it with an Anejo Fuente or Opus X cigar.
    Finish
    An excellent long and oily, smoked fruit finish with a slight hint of Christmas spice and peat. The finish really reminds you you are drinking a fine single malt. 43% you keep waiting for a bit that doesn't come which is common with Scotch aged properly over 15 years. The Glenlivet really took care of this stuff and it shows in the taste and quality.

    An unbelievable single malt. Its amazing what 6 extra years does to this Scotch. Smooth with just the right amount of oil along with holiday spice and caramelized dark fruit.

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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by Beau Hullermann

    8550/99
    Color
    ale
    Nose
    Smokey an inviting earthy warmth
    Body
    Smooth
    Palate
    A great big ka pow of smokey flavor
    Finish
    The finish is much like the nose earthy at first warm as can be cools down over a few minutes
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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by M.C.

    8550/99
    Color
    Soft copper, and amber tones.
    Nose
    Spicy, with a light peat. Pleasant.
    Body
    Light, and smooth.
    Palate
    Spicy, mild flavor reminiscent of spiced peaches. Nutty, and smooth,
    Finish
    Medium finish, it doesn't linger.

    This was the first bottle of Scotch I ever bought, and this is what made a scotch drinker out of me. I love a glass of this, neat, after a big dinner or a long day. Easy to drink, and smoother than the younger bottles.

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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by ColoradoDram

    7950/99
    Color
    Amber.
    Nose
    Floral, phenolic honey perfume.
    Body
    Medium bodied, smack in the middle of astringent and oily.
    Palate
    Sweet honey flowers, bitter aged oak.
    Finish
    Nice finish, surprisingly dry - this could serve as aperitif or digestif. Long enough, but a relatively light burn. A few drops of water adds a nice malty wake-up call and lengthens and heats it up, though it does contribute to increased bitter!

    Not terribly complex, but it's hard to find many scotches that serve nicely before and after dinner. This one does.

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    The Glenlivet 18 Years Old
    Review by Dramiel McHinson

    8050/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Classic Glen Livet nose, lightly aromatic with subtle notes of cereal, raisin and honey suckle
    Body
    I got a light body from this one with a smooth texture and mouth feel.
    Palate
    Starts with a lightly sweet fruit syrup then gets drier with toasted cereal and settles in with the spicey vanilla character of the oak dominating.
    Finish
    medium finish. As the spicey oak fades the sweet fruit syrup comes back to the palate.

    Smoother, less astringent than the younger versions. Very likeable

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