The Glenlivet XXV (25 Year Old)
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The Glenlivet XXV Details
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Whisky or Whiskey
Insider knowledge: The Glenlivet XXV (25 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 XXV (25 Year Old) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
The Glenlivet XXV Bottling Note
A 25 year old from The Glenlivet, finished in Oloroso sherry casks.
The nose is thick and rich. There are notes of chewy sultanas and morello cherry, notes of dried herbs and cooked fruits with apple crumble and a balanced acidity. There are notes of crème de cacao. The palate is thick and smooth. There are notes of sherried peels and sultanas, chewy toffee and walnut, dried fruits emerge with a juicy touch. The finish is long and rich with winter spice.
You can taste every year of it
BEATS THEM ALL!!!
This was a gift from my wife to celebrate my retiring after 25 years as an air traffic controller. It is beautifully displayed in our home and brought out from time to time to celebrate a special occasion.
The taste is rich with so much complexity. The taste just explodes in your mouth and is a joy each time I bring it down off the shelf.
24th May 2014
By far One of the best single malts out there. I prefer it neat almost like a cognac. Definitely a scotch to drink on a special occasion.
13th March 2014
"I added a few cubes of ice to it thinking it might loosen it up a bit"
"Could be that I'm just a rookie at this"
3rd February 2014
After talking to a turkish friend of mine About our love of whisky I recall a time at the bar at St. Andrews (lucky me) with a wine importer lining up a selection of whisky's to taste, Glenlivet came out by way the best ! Years later and many bottles later it is still the king. Unless any one can recommend better!
29th December 2013
Thank you brother in law
Best of the Bunch
After waiting an hour in a restaurant for our reserved table. The manager offered the table desserts on the house. My brother in law said skip the dessert for the table and had them pour a 25 Glenlivet for me. It was amazing. Excellent! very smooth. Thank you to my brother in law. I could never afford it myself
18th December 2013
I actually won a bottle of XXV at a silent auction. Got it for half the price. Saved it until my 25th wedding anniversary then promptly drank the whole dam bottle. Did share one or two with my neighbor but kept most for myself. Great whiskey.
17th December 2013
WOW!,,my great wife got this for me for my 60th birthday. I was so impressed with the aroma as soon as the cork was released from the beautiful bottle. It was just wonderful as my friends says its the finest single to date we have experienced .
17th March 2013
Is this much better than a 21 year old?
Wanted to buy the 60 year old whiskey but cannot afford the prices.
28th February 2013
I just had my first The Glenlivet 25 yr- wow,wow,wow!
4th January 2013
Blink and It's gone??
Over the years of trying single malts and finding the relaxation of enjoying different scotch
I've come to the conclusion that my wife must really live me to purchase
This XXV for me at Christmas. Wonderful body of full flavor with a great
Finish. So smooth and rich, will enjoy this throughout the year.
25th December 2012
I was of course VERY excited when I found that this would be showcased at our monthly tasting. a friend of mine picked it up on his way back to Japan at the Duty Free. When I got to the tasting, i refused to try any of the other drams until they opened the 25yr (i just wanted to be sure to have a clean palette). The nose, was excellent. Thick, rich, and fruity. You almost can't wait to get your lips on it. Just as it enters the mouth and wash over the tongue as you try to make out the complexities of it...it's gone. It has a wonderful sweet nose with little body and NO finish. I added a few cubes of ice to it thinking it might loosen it up a bit as sometimes needed with the older ones but it didn't help. Everyone's taste is different but I (we) were extremely disappointed. I would however recommend the 18Yr (my personal favorite) and the 16yr Nadurra. Could be that I'm just a rookie at this but I don't think so. Personally, I wouldn't spend $300 on it for sure.
8th December 2011
One of the Finest whiskeys
My eldest son, at 25, presented this whisky to me for my 50th birthday, and I can say without hesitation, it is one of the finest single malts I've had the pleasure of tasting. If you appreciate the comlexities of the finer single malts, you won't go wrong with this choice.
28th April 2011
I was fortunate enough to sample this courtesy of my younger son, Chris. I was unable to appreciate the nose, due to sinusitis, but there was no mistaking the flavours of this magnificent distillation. It was indescribably good! Thank you, Son.