Insider knowledge: The Glenlivet 18 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be The Glenlivet 18 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
The nose is quite big and well-rounded. There are notes of chewy sultanas and sherried peels, barley sugars and toasty cereals with petals and apple blossom. A touch of fudge and gentle wisps of smoke. The palate is full and rich with notes of chewy, tannic oak. Manuka honey and walnut with Cox’s apples and orange peels. Cut herbs; fennel and spearmint. The finish is long and dry with a spicy oak note.
Tried this after knowing the 12yo. It is a beauty indeed, balanced and aromatic. Worths every penny.
2nd November 2010
Love it,great long honey taste,wonderful fudge and vanilla smells.extremely enjoyable whisky
17th August 2011
amazing to drink this whiskey....
its a pleasure
13th November 2011
Best single malt out there
4th December 2011
Good smell aromatic and smoothness in drinking till 2pegs after that no hangover
14th April 2012
Noble flowery-lacquer aroma, moderate spirit with malty and - a little bit - fruity notes, restrained aftertaste with a soft wood. Delicate enough and calming.
7th May 2012
This is the best whisky i ever had, its worth every penny. I enjoy this on sundays as well. no hangover at all.
27th May 2012
Given that I'm a fan of the Glenlivet, I was really looking forward to this, but I was somewhat disappointed. It's by no means bad, just a bit one-dimensional. Sweet, with lots of apple flavours on the nose and palate, but to be perfectly honest I prefer the 12 and its greater vibrancy.
22nd June 2012
I enjoyed the flavour. The best whiskey i have tested so far
18th July 2012
I dont know if my bottling was bad or if this one just isn't for me.. Reminds me very much of the Glenfiddich Rich oak but much sharper oak/fruit in the nose and taste.. Don't find it pleasant at all :( Love the Glenfiddich 14yo rich oak doe
22nd July 2012
better than blue labe
28th July 2012
this is as smooth as it gets, no hangover, well priced...if you want to party like a rock star and keep going.....this is it...
Absolute Liquid Gold.... Highly recommended to any scotch drinker out there. if you dont like this then your way too hard to please. =P
21st August 2012
Not only is this a truly excellent whisky, but it's pretty damned cheap too...
2nd September 2012
This is the best whisky on the market in my book. Smooth as silk with awesome flavor. I have a hard time keeping it in my cabinet because it seems to "disappear" quickly. I nearyly choked my brother-in law when I found he'd poured himself a large "bucket" of Scotch & Soda using my last bottle of 18 year old....bottle is now hidden in the closet!
1st November 2012
This is truly great Whisky! Smooth as silk and well rounded
26th November 2012
So far this one is my favorite
17th December 2012
Smoothest scotch ever tasted..
23rd January 2013
It is by far my favourite scotch whisky but I can't believe how cheap it is in America. I am from Australia and here it costs 105 dollars a bottle and when I saw the price of 59 dollars here I was shocked.
8th February 2013
I've only been drinking scotch in a serious manner in the last few years, and I have been sampling many brands and years to find exactly what I like. Before, I had set on Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or as what I keep in my cabinet, but after trying the Glenlivet 18, I haven't bought another bottle since. Very smooth and great finish. Goes absolutely great with a cigar or pipe, if that is your thing (I smoke a pipe on occasion). Would recommend to anyone I know who likes scotch or even the newbie who should try good scotch without being turned off to it by drinking bad! = )
20th April 2013
Beautiful and strong aroma, amazing flavour and extremely smooth. Will be buying this one again :-)
13th May 2013
used to be around $60 but ive been seeing the price go up to about 90+
2nd July 2013
Similar to a cats scrotum on a hot day....tremendous !
18th July 2013
31st July 2013
Scent of banana and caramel with cinnamon. Creamy flavors of lemon and tropical fruit. So smooth that it suffers a little in complexity.
4th August 2013
I can't comment on the notes too much because I've recently poured the 12 yo after it. Not completely sweet, a bit sour/tangy citrus, dried fruits, marzipan, biscuit buttery, leather, winter spices, then the peat smoke is light and stays on the palate. A much nicer whisky than I had anticipated, complex wise, thanks to the Euro casks. Would be wonderful in port or sherry, to open up the fruitier notes, or perhaps use more peat to pull out more smoke and astringent flavors. Next time I'll try with a wee bit of h2o.
19th October 2013
I can drink this like water - it is so freaking good. I used to put Ice in Scotch and now I would horrified if anything molested this beautiful booze
27th November 2013
That's the best whisky I've ever tasted in my life there's nothing I would ever compare with uhm! What a nice Whisky I must say
5th December 2013
Got a sample bottle of this in a gift set, and was not impressed. Flat on taste and finish.
8th December 2013