Tasting Notes / Bottles from Glenlivet



The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

This bottle of The Glenlivet 12 Year Old was a Birthday present from a guy who I've known so long that he is simply the brother I never had, thanks Kinor!

Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak
Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak

Tasted as part of the Glenlivet Alpha Tweet tasting with The Whisky Wire (@thewhiskywire)

Glenlivet 18 Year Old
Glenlivet 18 Year Old

Tasted as part of the Glenlivet Alpha Tweet tasting with The Whisky Wire (@thewhiskywire)

Glenlivet 19 Year Old 1996 cask 79229 (Signatory Vintage)
Glenlivet 19 Year Old 1996 cask 79229 (Signatory Vintage)

Glenlivet, one of the best selling distilleries in the world, is one that I tend to enjoy, the standard 12 year old is one that I happily enjoy on a regular basis.

Glenlivet 1998 (Whiskybrother Exclusive)
Glenlivet 1998 (Whiskybrother Exclusive)

Occasionally as a Whisky Blogger I get to try some fabulous and exclusive whiskies and this Glenlivet 1998 bottled exclusively for the Whisky Brother Shop in South Africa is one such bottle.

Glenlivet 2007 The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky) 1
Glenlivet 2007 The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky) 1

I really really enjoyed the highland park single cask from the Edinburgh Whisky guys so I was really looking forward to trying this 2007 sherry cask Glenlivet.

Glenlivet 27 Year Old Batch 1 (That Boutiquey Whisky Company)
Glenlivet 27 Year Old Batch 1 (That Boutiquey Whisky Company)

Glenlivet is many peoples first dram, and from memory the 2016 best selling single malt whisky in the world, taking over from Glenfiddich for the first time, and it deserves the accolades it gets.

Glenlivet Alpha
Glenlivet Alpha

Tasted as part of the Glenlivet Alpha Tweet tasting with The Whisky Wire (@thewhiskywire)

Glenlivet Cipher
Glenlivet Cipher

The Glenlivet Cipher is a really interesting dram, it's a no age statement mystery dram from Glenlivet, in a similar way to Glenlivet Alpha.

Glenlivet Classic
Glenlivet Classic

This dram placed second on my list from the Glenlivet Guardians Chapter Selection and i have to be honest here and say it's not one i would go out and buy.

Glenlivet Exotic
Glenlivet Exotic

My least favourite of the Glenlivet Guardians Chapter Selection, it's not so bad that i would through it out rather than drink it but it#s not one i'd accept a second glass of.

Glenlivet Founders Reserve
Glenlivet Founders Reserve

I've been playing catch up with my whisky samples and drinking bottles for a while now and finally managed to catch up on this Glenlivet Founder's Reserve.

Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection
Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection

This Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection was first announced back in September and it really sounded very much like my type of dram

Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection (Travel Retail)
Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection (Travel Retail)

Coming very soon to your nearest Duty Free store is this Travel Retail exclusive version of the Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection,

Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso (Travel Retail)
Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso (Travel Retail)

The Glenlivet Nadurra has always been, and will remain, one of my favourite drams, the tropical fruits and lovely vanilla notes from the ex-bourbon cask works for my palate.

Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Cask
Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Cask

Not too long ago I reviewed the Travel Retail version of this dram, which is bottled at 48% ABV, I'm really excited to try this higher ABV version which I'm hoping comes across like the Aberlour a'Bunadh.

Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Cask Finish
Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Cask Finish

A cask strength Glenlivet that has been finished in an American Oak cask that has previously contained heavily-peated scotch whisky.

Glenlivet Revival
Glenlivet Revival

This was my favourite from the Glenlivet Guardians Chapter Selection and if i'm 100% honest the only one of the three that i would buy

Glenlivet The Master Distillers Reserve
Glenlivet The Master Distillers Reserve

This The Glenlivet, The Master Distillers Reserve is a Travel Retail exclusive.

Smiths Glenlivet 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Smiths Glenlivet 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)

This 1948 dates the furthest back and at a whopping 62 years old, as it was bottled in 2010, it's pretty well aged, but it doesn't come across overly so,