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Glenlivet - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Troisième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 8 (4 wash, 4 spirit) - Founded: 1824
Address: Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9DB - Phone: +44 (0) 1542 783 220
Web: www.theglenlivet.com - More info:


My favourite expression so far:
Glenlivet 27 yo 1955/1982 (43%, Duthie for Samaroli)
94 points - Last tasted: August 22, 2007 - Tasting notes: here
Glenlivet
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
(<20yo) Vanilla Caramel Tea Aniseed Liquorice Grains Fruits
(>20yo) Sherry Chocolate Oranges Dried fruits Cake Pepper Coffee Oak Vanilla Raisins

MM Distillery profile:
When King George IV visited Scotland in 1822, whisky was as much part of Scottish society and culture as it is today. Strictly speaking, producing and and selling whisky was illegal - but it still happened everywhere in Scotland. To bring some sense of order to the situation, the government introduced a system of rules and customs in 1823 and lowered the price of a license. Thanks to the reduced licensing costs the small illegal distillers in the Highlands were now also able to obtain a .... More on Malt Madness.
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Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Glenlivet NAS (43%, OB, 'Export', ‘unblended all malts’, Baretto Milano, late 1960’s - early 1970’s) - 220106
  • Glenlivet 'Founder's Reserve 1824' (55.6%, OB, 1824 bottles, bottled 2010) - 121210
  • Glenlivet 12 yo ‘unblended all malts’ (40%, OB, 1970’s) - 260105
  • Glenlivet 12 yo (40%, OB, red cap, mid-1980s) - 150611
  • Glenlivet 12 yo ‘French oak finish’ (40%, OB, circa 2003) - 260105
  • Glenlivet 12 yo ‘American oak finish’ (40%, OB, duty free, circa 2003) - 260105
  • Glenlivet 13 yo 'Faemussach' (59.1%, OB, cask #40127, 2009) - 211209
  • Glenlivet 15 yo (40%, G&M OB, Smith’s) - 090604
  • Glenlivet 15 yo 'French Oak Reserve' (40%, OB, +/- 2009) - 110811
  • Glenlivet 16 yo 'Nàdurra' (48%, OB, Bourbon, +/-2005) - no notes - 80
  • Glenlivet 16 yo 'Nàdurra' (57,2%, OB, first-fill bourbon casks, 2006) - 061006
  • Glenlivet 'Nàdurra' 16 yo (59,7%, OB, bottled 2007, batch #0407C) - 041207
  • Glenlivet 'Nadurra' 16yo (57.7%, OB, batch#1007D, bottled 2007) - 211209
  • Glenlivet 18 yo (43%, OB, +/-2001, Dark label) - no notes - 81
  • Glenlivet 18 yo (43%, OB, +/-2003) - no notes - 80
  • Glenlivet 18 yo (43%, OB, bottled +/- 2007) - 041207
  • Glenlivet 18 yo (43%, OB, +/- 2010) - 050811
  • Glenlivet 18 yo (43%, OB, +/- 2012) - 120213
  • Glenlivet 18 yo ‘Minmore’ (57.9%, OB, Single Cask Edition, cask #22378) - 061112
  • Glenlivet 20 yo (45.7%, OB, ‘unblended all malts’, 2400 b., circa 1970) - 040504
  • Glenlivet 21 yo 'Archive' (43%, OB, c1999) - 050304
  • Glenlivet 21 yo ‘Archive’ (43%, OB, 2005) - 290306
  • Glenlivet 21 yo 'Archive' (43%, OB, circa 2006) - 101106
  • Glenlivet 'Archive' 21yo (43%, OB, batch#0209C, +/- 2009) - 190210
  • Glenlivet 25 yo 'XXV' (43%, OB, 2009) - 300609
  • Glenlivet 30 yo ‘Cellar Collection’ (48%, OB, cask #2LGF901, bottled 2001) - 201109
OB - vintage
  • Glenlivet 21 yo 1948/1969 (45.7%, OB for Italy, Baretto) - 290306
  • Glenlivet 1964/2001 ‘Cellar Collection’ (49%, OB, cask #2LBF901) - 201109
  • Glenlivet 1967/1979 (70 Pr., OB for Peter Dominic LTD, casks #654-2657, 2674-2675, 26 2/3 ozs) - 130213
  • Glenlivet 33 yo 1967/2000 ‘Cellar Collection’ (46%, OB, sample code 2GC2003) - 121105
  • Glenlivet 1969/2006 ‘Cellar Collection’ (50.8%, OB) - 201109
  • Glenlivet 1972/1998 (54.3%, OB, Vintage, Code 2LVF010) - 180209
  • Glenlivet 1972/2005 ‘Cellar Collection’ (52.3%, OB) - 201109
  • Glenlivet 1973/2009 ‘Cellar Collection’ (49%, OB) - 201109
  • Glenlivet 1983/2003 French Oak Finish (46%, OB, Cellar Collection) - no notes - 78
  • Glenlivet 16 yo 1988/2004 (56.9%, OB, Chivas Brothers, batch #GL 16 003, 50cl) - 080405
  • Glenlivet 'Nadurra' 1991/2009 (48%, OB, Triumph barley varietal, batch#0809A) - 211209
  • Glenlivet 1991/2010 'Nàdurra Triumph' (48%, OB, Batch #0310B, +/-2010) - 260811
  • Glenlivet 17 yo 1994/2011 ‘Josie’ (54.5%, OB, cask #4014, 464 bottles) - 160612
Adelphi
  • Glenlivet 26 yo 1977/2003 (57%, Adelphi, cask #13120) - 161104
  • Glenlivet 14 yo 1994/2009 (61.0%, Adelphi, cask ##61416, 560 bottles) - 300609
Alambic Classique
  • Glenlivet 36 yo 1972/2008 (44.9%, Alambic Classique, Jamaica Rum finish, cask #810251, 228 bottles) - 180209
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Glenlivet 1971/2003 (55%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #6447) - 050304
  • Glenlivet 1971/2007 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #6450) - 190210
  • Glenlivet 1973/2012 (47.6%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #10822) - 061212
  • Glenlivet 1973/2012 (48.6%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #10658) - 080113
  • Glenlivet 1974/2006 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #5203) - 101106
  • Glenlivet 1975/2006 (54%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #10846) - 061006
  • Glenlivet 1975/2006 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, Cask #10825 / 10827 / 10843 / 10845, 948 bottles) - 220807
  • Glenlivet 1982/2009 (52.2%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #4340) - 281009
  • Glenlivet 1982/2012 (52.5%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #6669) - 120213
  • Glenlivet 1994/2011 (58.9%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #58453) - 100112
Blackadder - Clydesdale - Riverstown - Aberdeen
  • Glenlivet 33 yo 1977/2011 (53%, Blackadder, Raw Cask, cask #13149, 189 bottles) - 120213
Cadenhead
  • Glenlivet 27 yo 1955/1983 (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy) - 080113
  • Glenlivet 26 yo 1959/1985 (46%, Cadenhead’s, Dumpy Black label) - 190210
  • Glenlivet 17 yo 1972/1990 (55.7%, Cadenhead, black dumpy) - 230308
  • Glenlivet 18 yo 1972/1990 (53.7%, Cadenhead, black dumpy) - 230308
  • Glenlivet 16 yo 1974/1990 (54.3%, Cadenhead, black dumpy) - 230308
  • Glenlivet 16 yo 1974/1990 (55.2%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - 130213
Coopers Choice
  • Glenlivet 32 yo 1971/2003 (46%, Cooper’s Choice) - 230511
  • Glenlivet 31 yo 1979/2011 (40%, Coopers Choice) - 250711
  • Glenlivet 12 yo 1998/2010 (59.9%, Coopers Choice, sherry wood, cask #126913) - 150611
  • Glenlivet 14 yo 1998/2012 (46%, The Coopers Choice, cask #6914, 260 bottles) - 101113
Douglas Laing
  • Glenlivet 29 yo 1971/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 558 bottles) - 050607
Duncan Taylor
  • Glenlivet 34 yo 1968/2002 (45.9%, Peerless, cask #1579, refill sherry, 218 b.) - 060304
  • Glenlivet 36 yo 1968/2005 (48.6%, Duncan Taylor, sherry cask #6195, 136 bottles) - 121105
  • Glenlivet 37 yo 1968/2006 (41.7%, Duncan Taylor's Lonach) - 180407
  • Glenlivet 38 yo 1968/2007 (52.1%, Duncan Taylor, cask #6199, 202 bottles) - 050607 - 161007
  • Glenlivet 38 yo 1968/2007 (50.9%, Duncan Taylor, cask #8227) - 220807
  • Glenlivet 39 yo 1968/2007 (45.6%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #2830, 135 bottles) - 261207
  • Glenlivet 39 yo 1968/2008 (44.8%, Duncan Taylor, Lonach) - 040208
  • Glenlivet 39 yo 1968/2008 (53.6%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #5246) - 240309
  • Glenlivet 39 yo 1968/2008 (41.4%, Duncan Taylor, Lonach) - 240309
  • Glenlivet 36 yo 1970/2006 (54.8%, Duncan Taylor, cask #1999) - 050607
  • Glenlivet 37 yo 1970/2008 (53.6%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #2020) - 040208
  • Glenlivet 39 yo 1970/2009 (52.6%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #2009) - 240309
  • Glenlivet 38 yo 1970/2009 (48.6%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #2004) - 300609
  • Glenlivet 39 yo 1970/2009 (54.3%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #2002, 110 bottles) - 130213
  • Glenlivet 39 yo 1970/2010 (50.9%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #2007) - 190210
  • Glenlivet 23 yo 1987/2010 (52.9%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #47263) - 120810
Exclusive Malts
  • Glenlivet 12 yo 1997/2010 (54%, Exclusive Malts, first fill sherry butt cask #100288, 388 bottles) - 150611
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Glenlivet 15 yo (40%, G&M Licensed, ‘George Smith label’, +/-1990) - no notes - 70
  • Glenlivet 1938 (70°proof, Gordon & MacPhail, 75.7cl, late 1960s or early 1970s) - 251209
  • Glenlivet 1938 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, 75cl, 1980s) - 130213 - 120214
  • Avonside Glenlivet 33 yo 1938 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, rotation 1972) - 180209
  • Avonside-Glenlivet 35 yo 1938 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Pinerolo, rotation 1973, 75cl) - 251209
  • Avonside Glenlivet 39 yo 1938 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Italy, Pinerolo) - 270309
  • Glenlivet 50 yo 1940/1990 (40%, G&M) - 090604
  • Glenlivet 70 yo 1940/2010 (45.9%, Gordon & MacPhail, Generations, sherry butt, cask #339, 100 bottles) - 110311
  • Glenlivet 70 yo 1940/2010 (45.9%, Gordon & MacPhail, Generations, sherry butt, cask #339, batch #2, 2012) - 210912
  • Glenlivet 50 yo 1946/1996 (40%, G&M) - 090604
  • Glenlivet 50 yo (40%, G&M for La Maison du Whisky 50th anniversary, 50 bottles, bottled 2005) - 220106
  • Glenlivet 1954/2010 (50.6%, Gordon & MacPhail, Private Collection, first fill sherry hogshead, cask #2736) - 110311
  • Glenlivet 21 yo 1960/1981 (54%, Gordon & MacPhail for Nadi Fiori) - 080113
  • Glenlivet 47 yo 1963/2010 (40.6%, Gordon & MacPhail, Private Collection, Decades, casks 1723-1726, 223 bottles) - 030511
  • Glenlivet 20 yo 1965/1985 (56.9%, Gordon & MacPhail for Intertrade) - 261207
  • Glenlivet 1965/2007 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail, cask #6733) - 161007
  • Glenlivet 1967/1994 'Oak Port Cask Matured' (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, casks 8923-24-25) - 190210
  • Glenlivet 14 yo 1973/1988 (59.4%, Intertrade, sherry wood) - 130808
  • Glenlivet 1974/2010 (50.1%, Gordon & MacPhail, Private Collection, Decades, 245 bottles) - 010911
  • Glenlivet 1977/1992 (59.5%, Gordon & MacPhail, C/S, White Label, cask #11302-11302) - 120810
  • Glenlivet 1978/1994 (58.6%, Gordon & MacPhail, Cask Series, casks #4814- 4816) - 130213
  • Glenlivet 1980/2010 (48.5%, Gordon & MacPhail, Private Collection, Decades, 117 bottles) - 010911
  • Glenlivet 1991/2010 (54.4%, Gordon & MacPhail, Private Collection, Decades, 259 bottles) - 010911
Hart Bros
  • Glenlivet 34 yo 1968/2003 (50.6%, Hart Bros, Finest Collection) - 190210
James MacArthur
  • Glenlivet 25 yo 1976/2001 (59.9%, James McArthur) - no notes - 90
  • Glenlivet 28 yo 1977/2006 (53.6%, James MacArthur's Old Masters, Decanter, cask #19753) - 271206
Jean Boyer
  • Glenlivet 1990/2006 (46%, Jean Boyer ‘One Shot’) - 050607
Milroy's
  • Glenlivet 16 yo 1978/1994 (43%, Milroy’s) - 220807
Moon Import
  • Glenlivet 1972/1988 (46%, Moon ‘The Sea’, cask #3156, 384 bottles) - 050607
Samaroli
  • Glenlivet 27 yo 1955/1982 (43%, Duthie for Samaroli) - 220807
  • Glenlivet 1968/1993 (49%, Duthie for Samaroli, 25th Anniversary, 996 bottles) - 261207
  • Glenlivet 1971 (45%, Samaroli, single cask, circa 2002) - 180407
Scott's Selection
  • Glenlivet 1975/2008 (51.5%, Scott's Selection) - 300609
  • Glenlivet 1977/2009 (43.8%, Scott’s Selection) - 300811
Signatory
  • Glenlivet 29 yo 1963/1992 (52.1%, Signatory Vintage, cask #269-270) - 260705
  • Glenlivet 21 yo 1973/1994 (56%, Signatory, cask #3946) - 130808
  • Glenlivet 28 yo 1975/2003 (54.1%, Signatory, cask #5719, Bottled 19/6/2003) - 060304
  • Glenlivet 29 yo 1975/2004 (53.9%, Signatory, cask #5720, 432 bottles) - 101106
  • Glenlivet 35 yo 1975/2010 (55%, Signatory, Cask Strength Collection, Sherry Butt, cask #10863, 489 bottles) - 250211
  • Glenlivet 26 yo 1976/2002 (56.5%, Signatory, Unknown cask number) - no notes - 82
  • Glenlivet 26 yo 1976/2002 (59.7%, Signatory for LMW, cask #4309) - no notes - 85
  • Glenlivet 30 yo 1981/2012 (53.4% Signatory, sherry hogshead, cask #9457, 186 bottles) - 080113
  • Glenlivet 14 yo 1995/2009 (46%, Signatory, UCF, 1st fill sherry butt, cask #144355, 787 bottles) - 281009
  • Glenlivet 15 yo 1996/2012 (52.1%, Signatory for The Whisky Castle, first fill sherry, cask #165162, 212 bottles) - 110613
  • Glenlivet 14 yo 1997/2012 (55.3%, Signatory for La Maison du Whisky, oloroso sherry butt, cask #123533, 514 bottles) - 041012
Single Malts of Scotland
  • Glenlivet 30 yo (55.2%, Anniversary Selection, 375 bottles, 2007) - 041207
SMWS
  • Glenlivet 27 yo 1971/1999 (54.3%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 2.31) - 040208
Whisky-Doris
  • Glenlivet 32 yo 1977/2010 (44.8%, Whisky-Doris, bourbon hogshead, cask #13129) - 120810
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency
  • Glenlivet 37 yo 1972/2009 (56.8%, The Perfect Dram, 141 bottles) - 211209
Wilson & Morgan
  • Glenlivet 35 yo 1975/2010 (55%, Wilson & Morgan, Barrel Selection, Sherry wood, cask #10862) - 250211
Various IB
  • Glenlivet 30 yo 1971 (43%, Inverallan’s, cask #971) - 260705
  • Glenlivet 29 yo 1973/2003 (57.9%, Private bottling, cask #3309) - 130808
  • Glenlivet 38 yo 1973/2011 (47.5%, The Whiskyman, 78 bottles) - 241011
  • Glenlivet 30 yo 1974/2005 (55.3%, Acorn, Japan) - 271206
  • Glenlivet 31 yo 1977/2008 (53.1%, Gallery Lounge, cask #7014, 180 bottles) - 120810
  • Glenlivet 33 yo 1977/2010 (56.7%, The Whisky Cask, bourbon cask) - 250211
  • Glenlivet 33 yo 1977/2010 (46%, Mo Or Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #13141, 274 bottles) - 120213