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Glenlivet 70 Year Old 1940 - Generations (Gordon and MacPhail)

(70cl, 45.9%)

Glenlivet 70 Year Old 1940 - Generations (Gordon and MacPhail)

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Glenlivet 1940 Bottling Note

They’ve done it again! The second in Gordon and MacPhail’s Generations range, that’s right, the second ever 70 year old whisky! It looks unbelievable when written down, but this genuinely is a 70 year old Glenlivet, distilled on the 3rd February 1940, and aged in a first fill sherry butt. This is quite literally one of the most extraordinary creations we have ever witnessed.

Just 100 bottles of this have been released, each is presented in a stunning decanter.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

From Chris Hoban...

Nose:
At first, the impact is blood oranges, tangerines and a waxy nature. Then what follows is vanilla pastries, Jaffa cake jelly, bananas and a biscuity malty note. Really fresh. It jumps out of the glass and has such life for something with such age.
Palate:
Slight hint of ash, slight hint of peat, again an orange jelly and zestiness Creamy and slight hints of a Ruby Port.
Finish:
Beautiful. Liqueur chocolates, stewed apples and high cocoa dark chocolate. A nice citrusy note followed by the first taste of dry oak. This tiniest bit of dryness entices you to taste again. Sadly my sample is all gone.
Comment:
The only whisky this can really be compared to is Mortlach 70. I prefer the Glenlivet 70. It suits my sweet tooth, it's fresher and has more vitality while still exhibiting the moreish nature of the Mortlach.

From Charlie MacLean...

Appearance:
Deep amber, with tawny lights.
Aroma:
A mild nose-feel. The first aroma is of an old cocktail cabinet, with Sherry notes predominating: polished wood, soft leather and a trace of candlewax. Behind this are fruity notes, lightly baked apples (even Tarte Tatin), but also fresh orange juice, and just a thread of smoke or ash in the distance. Adding a drop of water suppresses the fruity notes and slightly enhances the sweetness (now tablet) and smokiness.
Taste:
A waxy, teeth-coating, mouthfeel; smooth and voluptuous. The taste is sweetish to start, then savoury, with a trace of salt – might this be a rare example of ‘umami’ in whisky, the elusive fifth primary taste? The finish is long, with a faint smokiness in the aftertaste. Drinks well at natural strength. With a drop of water the flavours remain intact.
Development:
Fades gracefully towards vanilla fudge and sanded wood.
Cask Type:
First Fill Sherry Butt.
Comment:
A stupendous whisky! Although it resonates with aged character – and, indeed, characteristics from another era - it retains vitality, both on the nose and in the mouth.

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Glenlivet 70 Year Old 1940 - Generations (Gordon and MacPhail) Reviews

glen xxv is better

i love glenlivet but xxv tastes better

8th April 2016

Aussie Greg

Haven't been lucky enough to try the 70 but did get a bottle of 25yr old for my birthday.It was awesome!!I can only imagine what a fine drop the 70 must be.If I win the lottery tonight I will buy a bottle.

4th October 2014

whiskyflaneur

Before i start with my review let me just state for the record "I HAVE ACTUALLY TASTED THIS WHISKY" any in doubt will be able to check out Whisky Wednesday video blog for the tasting i did with my good friend and fellow whisky enthusiast Joe Ellis. And no i am neither rich or moronic enough to spend a months salary on a bottle, I was however lucky enough to be invited to share a sample of this old & rare malt, and no this is not the best whisky in the world and just goes to show age is no real guarantee to the quality or style of whisky as this comes across almost youthful with its pale amber colour and fresh Speyside waxy citrus nose. I also got hints of rose turkish delight, sugared almonds, aromatic wood sap, freshly polished wood and lemon cake icing on the nose. The palate has an initial burst of spicy tropical fruit, creamy/oily texture that leads onto an elegant and balanced mouth feel of leathery/oak & orange fruit loaf combo. Hints of the 1st fill sherry cask that this whisky has been basking in for all those years creeps in and the only let down for me was the fairly flat & drying finish but no doubting this is a class act for a whisky so old. A masterclass of elegance and balance and at no point did i think of reaching for the mountain dew!

29th August 2014

stole it from my mumma and papa

during my gap year had a crazy night with my old harrow buddies, hahaha tastes delish!! even if i did mix it with cola

21st February 2014

Grandma

I gave this to my granmda on her 70th birthday. She did not live to be 71 :(

24th July 2013

Almost perfect

Some damn idiot wants to mix and match scotch and sour mash. That's all you need to know that this is a genuine dip s--- that chug a lugs instead of enjoying the smell. I will give you 5 stars just for having it around.

20th March 2013

Charity

I would like to express a thought to consider to anyone who can afford to purchase this product. If 20000.00 is not an issue, why not 40000.00, for every 20000.00 you spend why not donate another to charity.

27th January 2013

A Dram for awe that

Pour a small amount into a small glass with a short stem.Hold by the stem swivel the Nectar,stick the snitch well into the glass and inhale deeply,repeat.Add a tiny drop of highland water to release the vapours,take a small amount into the mouth and let the taste buds get to work.Swallow and appreciate. NOW have a Dram with Friends who understand quality.

16th January 2013

cheers "wishing"

Although not a big scotch drinker, I do know it meant to be enjoyed alone, not mixed, and what fool would mix any liquor that is aged beyond 2 weeks.......duh

15th December 2012

Early X-Mas Gift

Received a bottle from my uncle, was dazzled when I seen the price of this bottle, far more expensive than my usual drink. I can say right off the get-go that this Scotch is much more unique than the rest of what I have tried. The taste started out with a strong citrus-like taste too it, a little rough; however not too much, Perfect I must admit. Then it moved towards sweet phase, almost like the taste of the Icing on a Cinnamon bun with a tad bit of Brown sugar.
The Sweet flavor I found to be a little stronger than what I enjoy as I am not much of a fan towards that style of scotch. Even with that being said This is still definitely the best scotch I've tried and by a long-shot.


Note: Mixed about 1 2/3 (Shot Glass) with some Pepsi and personally I found it to be fairly bad comparing to the original taste. The Citrus flavor from the Scotch then the Acid like taste of the Pop Kills it, not to mention it's sweetness becomes overwhelming. Therefore I'd recommend not mixing this, although I doubt anyone that actually had a bottle of this would. Well That Voids out a great deal of these fake comments on here.

13th December 2012

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