A malt whisky of unmistakable honey-rich maturity and depth. Glenlivet 18yo is the winner of 2 gold medals in the International Wine and Spirit Competition (I.W.S.C.) and remains one of the best-value expressions of sherried Speyside.
Nose: Elements beautifully combined. Depth of flowery aromas. Very light touch of fresh peatiness. Some sweetness and a hint of sherryish oak
Body: Firm, smooth
Palate: Flowery & sweet at first, then developing peach-stone nuttiness
Finish: Dry, appetizing. Very long, with interplay of sweet and bitter flavours
Customer Reviews: (33 reviews)
The 18 is magnificant, I have managed to turn 2 Ardbeg/Laphroaig fans back to the non peat after tasting this. Unfortunately my poker has gone down the pan as one or two drams can never be enough
- Ian, 3rd January
Better than average but I agree with others that it has a significant burn going down. Of course they are blended, but I have been drinking Johnny Blue and Royal Salute and good blends are so freaking good. Crazy ---- but it is like half the price in the U.S.A. I would not pay what you all do.
- anonymous, 7th Aug '13
Not the best but very nice :)
- Al , kent, 15th Apr '13
Fruity and smooth. Toffee, butterscotch, mint. Incredibly well-balanced whisky as there is no individual flavor overpowering the whisky. Possibly the best choice in the entire range of Glenlivet.
- Scotch fan, 11th Feb '13
Absolutely amazing. Only have a minature at moment but a big bottle is definitely on shopping list. Ee. Guildford
- lee Robinson, 14th Apr '12
Still in my top 5 and utterly beautiful. Incredible value for such a rich, smooth and fruity whisky that literally jumps out of the glass, gives your nose a gentle caress, and then gives you a long sexy and lingering tasteful kiss.
- Sean, 14th Nov '11
I agree this is very smooth and quite refined, but I also find it a bit boring.
- Tudval, 11th Oct '11
Revisited this today with a friend who loves it. I cant seem to enjoy it at all finding it quite harsh and lacking flavour. The Nadurra on the other hand is exceptional and only slightly more expensive.
- James D., 5th Jul '11
Heavy burn as goes down which overpowers it's taste, not one I'd return to.
- anonymous, 29th Jun '11
its just dangerous this one, as it slides down so easily. You can easily find amount disappearing quite quickly
- anonymous, 4th Jun '11
Lovely sweet nose and taste. I found custard creams.Would recommend this any day of the week. In my top 10.
- Mark Dundee, 22nd Mar '11
To anonymous below - You're not doing it right.
- TWE Admin, 19th Jan '11
better than sex
- anonymous, 18th Jan '11
Tried this on the basis of these type of reviews an can say it is pretty good, but not that amazing, i was waiting for something exquisite but instead was greeted by a pretty good speyside. I think i prefer the 18yr old Glennfidich and 15 Highland Park. The Glenlivet I found a bit too soapy on the palette.
- Nazar A., 7th Jan '11
I was introduced to this whiskey a few weeks ago; simply one of the best.
- Cormac, 10th Dec '10
A distinguished dram. Follows the characteristics outlined in the tasting notes - however add to that a slightly peppered and very long finish.
- Drums, 28th Jun '10
Love Glenlivet as a general rule but tried this for the first time at Christmas, rushed out and bought a bottle it lasted about 3 days... 'nuff said!
- Steve, 4th Jun '10
One of the best whisky) its nose fantastic...) i even catch myself that i smell it more then 30 min and not drink at all) its very hard to stop smell it and start finally to drink)
- Michael of Russia, 2nd Jun '10
Definitly one of the best i have ever had the fortune of having if the world was going to end this would be the last thing i would want to drink. Absoutly smother than smooth the perfect balance of flavors and texture i could not ask for a better scotch! Perfectly masterd!
- Brendan of NJ. USA, 12th May '10
Lovely whisky, light floral sweetness and easy drinking. Perhaps too sweet for the hardened malt man.