Glenlivet / That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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

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.

This is the way Glenlivet should be for me, ex bourbon cask and at a decent age and strength, with lots of those ex bourbon notes of vanilla and tropical fruits and a splash of oaky wood notes that go a little sawdust/pencil shaving like at times.

This is a delicious drop of whisky, and rightly sold out at Master of Malt although if you follow that link you can still grab a dram sized version.

Thanks to Dave at That Boutiquey Whisky Company for the sample, which was part of a twitter tasting that went awry so just catching up now.

Tasting Notes & Details


The ex bourbon cask note of freshly scraped vanilla pod, cask char, and tropical fruits that I like with Glenlivet comes in first, there’s a light hint of pencil shavings and sawdust, some mixed tropical fruit peels that remind me of those dried health food mixed fruit snacks with light hint of dried salted peanuts.


Thick and syrupy on the palate, sweet light syrup covered tinned tropical fruit salad, with that little cherry too, some fruit peel and dried apricots, a little bitter oak, pencil shavings again on the palate, light peanut skins.


Syrup, pencil shavings and dried apricots

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glenlivet 27 Year Old Batch 1 (That Boutiquey Whisky Company)
Age: 27
ABV: 48.70
Distiller: Glenlivet
Bottler: That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 24/07/2018 by Tom

Please note links to retailers may be affiliate links tracked by cookies and Toms Whisky Reviews may receive a percentage in commission for any purchases you make. Due to the nature of retail, Toms Whisky Reviews do not guarantee of any of the items being in stock, please check with the retailer for up to date stock levels.