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Postby nicktylu » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:52 pm

What is your favorite bottling of Glenlivet? My friends and I just sampled the 21 year old archive and loved it and are now looking to buy an older bottle from one of the collections. Please post your favorites and why you loved that Glenlivet. Thanks!
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Postby Drrich1965 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:15 pm

Here is my fav...I will include my ramblings that I wrote..

Score 93 Glenlivet 27yo 1979 (43%, D&M Aficionados' Club Bottle, Chosen by Lorne Mackillop) October 2006. I have some more detailed tasking notes that I posted in the Whiskymag forum, but let me just say I love this malt. It is complex as all get go, both gentle and big at the same time. The mouth, nose and finish are all congruent, with floral notes, spice, a malty base, and more peat than I would have expected. I am going to start the score at 88, but it might even go up from there. Really, a lovely malt. This is my first of the D & M Aficionado's club bottelings, and if this is any indication, I am going to be a happy camper 6 times a year! Another tasting. The bottle just keeps getting better. The sweet malt core is exposed, and the whole array of flavors swirls around it. This is nearly as good as anything I have had. It is different than the usual malts that I score into the 90s, this malt is not showy. This is pure substance over style. This is the Cal Ripkin Jr.of single malts, it shows up and delivers, is just excellent, but is not going to toot its own horn. You have to figure it out, with patience. Not that you need patience to enjoy it; this is a delicious malt. You just need to humble yourself to it to recognize its greatness. Smell, taste, listen..shhhh..Let's say 93
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:12 am

Every cask strength, unfiltered Glenlivet I've had has been absolutely stellar. These include a G&M Cask bottled in '98, and drams of '59 and '64 from the Cellar Collection, tasted through the generosity of Ian Logan. The cs Nadurra is ordinary compared to these, but is still a really fine dram. I can afford bottles of it, too!
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Postby Jobi » Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:54 pm

I have a bottle of the Vintage 1972 (not the more recent 1972 cellar collection) which has everything you love about the 21 yr archive and then some.
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Postby Matt2 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:42 pm

Here are some tastings note gathered by Jan :)
http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopi ... 8866#38866

I think they are all very drinkable and dont last long around me :oops:
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Postby misa » Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:21 am

Glenlivet 18 yo does it for me.
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Postby Les Paul » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:18 am

I also think the Glenlivet 18 is outstanding.
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Postby Ann-Helen » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:54 pm

I like the Glen Livet frensh oak reserve
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Postby vitara7 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:19 pm

the glenlivet 21yo archive is a good dram, but i prefer the 50cl cask strength bottles of glenlivet that they do.
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:15 pm

Never had any of the special cask strength Glenlivets, but I suspect I would like them. The best Glenlivet I have had was also the 21yo Archive back when it was relatively affordable.
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Postby Iain » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:23 am

I remember just a year or so ago, when such a question would have provoked lots of sarcastic comments about The Glenlivet.

Not sure if this shows great progress at TG, or a greater depth of knowledge and tasting experience from posters on the forum.

Or both.

(Or neither, if someone's wanting to be argumentative!)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:56 am

Of the Glenlivets I've tasted (not that many) I am drawn to the 18yo. Loads of chocolate and coconut, nicely weighted and balanced IMHO. Not so sure on the French Oak 15yo, but it's still a good enough dram.
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Postby richard » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:37 pm

being a drinker and collector of glenlivets i to like the eighteen year old as my most favourite of the of the shelf bottlr these being the 12 year old and the french oak

the 21 year old is very good an different to the old 21 year old

my favourote is 1967 bottle loads of almonds very rich at 46% just about right for my taste buds

i did taste the 1959 quite nice i thought the nadurra at 48% was not that good the first fill is very nice

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Postby Mr Ellen » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:42 pm

Of the ones I've tried I prefer the 12y. French Oak. It's soft, with lots of fruit (apples, peaches) and a spicy finish.

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Postby Mustardhead » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:42 pm

I love the newest incarnation of the Glenlivet 18.

I also like the 21 year old G&M bottled Smiths Glenlivet. It could do with a few more % ABV but it is a great value "old school" Speyside.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:46 pm

Mr Ellen wrote:Of the ones I've tried I prefer the 12y. French Oak. It's soft, with lots of fruit (apples, peaches) and a spicy finish.

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I've never had a Glenlivet but there's a french oak 15yo available in Norway - have you tried it?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:03 am

Mr Fjeld wrote:I've never had a Glenlivet but there's a french oak 15yo available in Norway - have you tried it?


Ann-Helen likes it.

Iain wrote:I remember just a year or so ago, when such a question would have provoked lots of sarcastic comments about The Glenlivet.

Not sure if this shows great progress at TG, or a greater depth of knowledge and tasting experience from posters on the forum.

Or both.

(Or neither, if someone's wanting to be argumentative!)


Who you calling argumentative? :?

Good points, though. I for one have had my eyes opened this past year to the quality of this distillery's products. Prior to that, I would certainly have dismissed them as Glen Generic. My mistake.
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Postby peergynt323 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:11 am

I love Glenlivet 18yo. It has this sweet malty goodness that I can't find anywhere else. One of my first loves.
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Postby les taylor » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:08 am

I need to revisit the Glenlivet's all in the course of research you know.


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Postby DramMeister » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:10 pm

I'm with the majority here, Glenlivet 18 is a fine whisky. I've just finished off a bottle :(
I tried the 18 on a H2H with the French Oak 15. The 18 had alot more spice, but the FO 15 was smoother and had a very good nose and flavour (vanilla, cream, butter along with oak - surprise, surprise) but no finish. As I wrote on another thread after 10 seconds I may as well have had a glass of water!
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Postby karlejnar » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:37 pm

Well the only Glenlivet I have is the 18yo - perhaps this should be the next one to open :idea:

Come to think of it I have tasted very few Glenlivet's over the years. Don't really know why, just that it hasn't (yet) caught my interest. Didn't even get a Chivas Bro's CS Ed. last time in Scotland - well maybe next time :roll:
(Didn't get the Glen Grant either, but that's because the Chivas (or rightly Pernod Ricard) distilleries aren't allowed to sell it anymore)
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Duncan Taylor Glenlivet 1968 - 37yo

Postby nicktylu » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:48 am

Has anyone had a chance to taste this? I haven't found any tasting notes on it....
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Re: Glenlivet Lovers

Postby thehoj » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:51 pm

nicktylu wrote:What is your favorite bottling of Glenlivet? My friends and I just sampled the 21 year old archive and loved it and are now looking to buy an older bottle from one of the collections. Please post your favorites and why you loved that Glenlivet. Thanks!


I've only tasted the 12yo, and the 18yo.. So not really a fair comparison of their line, but I thoroughly enjoyed the 18yo.
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Postby dcb » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:39 pm

There's a Scott's Selection 1977 CS Glenlivet at my local shop, has anyone tried this before? Had my eye on it because I turn 30 this year and thought I'd treat myself to something from that year if possible (if it seemed like a worthy bottle)..
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A 30 year old ...

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:51 pm

dcb wrote:There's a Scott's Selection 1977 CS Glenlivet at my local shop, has anyone tried this before? Had my eye on it because I turn 30 this year and thought I'd treat myself to something from that year if possible (if it seemed like a worthy bottle)..
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Dave:
I've come to the sad conclusion that I'll; 1) never shoot my age in golf; and 2) never own a bottle my age; 3) I remember drinking...legally... in 1977
If it is in fact a 30 year old bottle, go for it. If it's distilled in 1977 and bottled in less than three decades, it's still from the year of your nascence, so go for it.
Be aware that simply because the age of the bottle is 30 years, this doesn't guarantee a spectacular dram.
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Postby dcb » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:02 pm

I realize that, that's why I said 'if it was a worthy bottle' (and why I'm asking if anyone's tried it..). The bottle I saw wasn't a full 30, but was distilled in '77.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:45 pm

Don't know that particular bottle, but Scott's has a good reputation, and every cask strength unchillfiltered Glenlivet I've had has been awesome.
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