The Glenlivet 18 Year

Single Malt

The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    4.18
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 1642 )

The name "Glenlivet" had become synonymous with "quality" and would be used by others producing whisky despite how far away from the Livet Glen. In fact, the owner had to apply for sole rights to the name which were finally granted in 1884. To this day, the name crops up on other independent bottlings, but must be hyphenated. No other whisky can be called "The Glenlivet", however. This 18 year bottling is aged in a combination of both American and European oak. Note: Pronounced [glen liv-it]

  • age
    18
  • abv
    43.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    American & European Oak

Tasting Notes

"Ever heard of Apple Brown Betty? Well, that's what this smells and tastes like. To enlighten, Apple Brown Betty is a baked dessert consisting of, you guessed it, apples! It also has bread, butter, and brown sugar all layered around the apples and when it is baked, the bread gets nice and toasty. In fact, why don't you serve this (or pie, or crisp) with a glass of this whisky and thank us later!"

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Fruity & Sweet