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The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve 1l

(100cl, 40.0%)
The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve 1l
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(42 Reviews)

Glenlivet Master Bottling Note

A wonderful Glenlivet, launched for Travel Retail. This was launched in honor of Alan Winchester, who has been master distiller at the distillery since 2009. He created this whisky with European oak butts and first-fill American barrels as well as refill hoggies. Lovely stuff.

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User Reviews of the Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve 1l


I definitely like the 12 year old better than the reserve

8th November 2015

From a Malt down to a blend horrible!

Glenlivet 12yr was my favourite malt. Replaced by this rubbish at higher price. Think glenlivet trying to cash in on popularity...

I know at least 4 others (friends) Who will not be buying this....

Big mistake.. No rating.

6th August 2015

Nice present

Got it from my friends when they visited me in Bulgaria.....and just love it! Lovely, smooth and mild down the throat. Exzellent for beginnend and occaissional drinkers. Travel myself in September and will get eine if still available. Yummy!!!!

22nd June 2015

Too young

Glenlivet 15 YO and Nadurra 16YO is my favourite of Glenlivet. I would not buy Master Destillers Reserve again, too young whisky for me

15th May 2015

slightly salty

I felt its slightly salty

22nd March 2015

Smooth and morish

Quite simply one of the best whisky's I've tasted over the last 25+ years. It is smooth whilst having depth, and it's difficult to put it down once you start drinking it. This ones a wee stoater!

19th March 2015

My favorite

Sincé the very first time I tested Master´s Destiller Reserve it became my favorite.

12th March 2015


picked this up at the Ottawa duty free for $35US. Incredible price and I'm not disappointed. Not as complex as the 18 but well crafted to enhance pleasure-ability. Easy to like.

7th March 2015

Glenlivet never let's me down

Smooth and full of flavor, just magnificent!!! I strongly recommend this whisky(or any Glenlivet) enjoy!!!

13th February 2015


Can not review because I have not tasted it yet, but purchased a pair as a special sale for US $78.00 both at the Miami International duty free last night.

28th January 2015

The best thing I have ever tasted!

I was lucky enough to get a bottle of this drop for $90 duty free at the Brisbane International Airport in Australia and having never been much of a drinker, the only reason I bought this is because I was made a drink of it while in the airline lounge waiting for my plane and that first sip was so sublime, I swore right then that had I ever tasted a drink as good as this I may well have developed a penchant for drinking much earlier!
I was disappointed to find that it was not available at my local bottle shop. I bought the 18 year old instead and was not as impressed. If I ever come across another stash I will buy the all!

23rd November 2014


I bought this at Geneva Arport because of the attractive price 37€ equiv. in Swiss Fr. Fantasticly smooth taste, and better quality and value than many of the more expensive whiskies on sale "duty free"!

14th November 2014


Bottle purchased in Duty Free was disgusting due to smell and taste or rotten wood /sweaty socks. Maybe a rogue bottle but if so where it's the Quality Control /Assurance?

14th November 2014


Very smooth and exellent taste enjoyed best neat or otr

29th October 2014


Bought this, like others, at an airport...a litre for around 40 quid - hard to say no to. Lovely, smooth, sweet, hints of licorice, spice, damp oak, a good solid Glenlivet well worth this very low price. Great long finish too.

28th October 2014

Fan of 1854

Smoooooooooooooooooooooth it is

30th September 2014

@Glenlivet Fans

It's aged in three different casks for 6 years each (traditional oak, american oak and ex-sherry first fill casks). So it's not 12, it like a 18 yo.. A friend brought me one from UK (enoying a deal than when buying two, you pay 30£ per bottle), I'll gladly soon taste it.

27th September 2014

Glenlivet master distillers reserve

got a bottle at Orlando international on my way home and have found it excellent, one of the smoothest and tastiest I have had , can't pick up on the creamy fudge though.

23rd September 2014

Glenlivet Fans

They won "Silver Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014". So it's below 12years or at best 12years.

11th September 2014


Smooth and delicious whisky. The master distiller has produced a expert blend, the 3 casks used bring it an unique flavour. For the 55$ price tag it is a good buy.

4th September 2014

Okay for its price tag

I am a huge fan of Glenlivet with the 18 and 21 amongst my favourite Speyside drops. Unfortunately, this one cannot compare to eithre and would recommend if you are considering buying this bottle that you pay a little extra for the 18.

30th June 2014


just picked the wifey up from gatwick. bought me a bottle duty free. excellent excellent excellent!

26th May 2014

N. Troutt

The smoothest whiskey I have ever had the pleasure of, and I have tried many

3rd May 2014

Impresive II

Forgot the rating to the review below "Impresive".

20th March 2014


I bought two bottles of this great Scotch while travelling as well as a Glenfiddich 15 Years Old Solera Vat and a Glenfiddich 12 Years Old. While travelling, my wife broke one of the bottles and it happened to be the Glenfiddich 12 Y.O. (which I have drank a lot of due to the accessible price). Nowadays I only drink Single Malts (except with friends to get get drunk) and I usually do not like the idea of no age statements, but this turned out to be great! In fact, I have tried both Glenlivet 12 years old and the 15 years old (travel retail version, not the French Oak) and I must say that this is superior in all aspects. I am not a sommelier to say what flavours I can identify, but I know when I like something. I definitely recommend it if you find it while travelling and I am glad my wife broke the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old instead of one of these.

20th March 2014

SMEIG owners...Norway

we are two old Single Malt enthusiasts sitting together and tasting a row of Glenlivets - the 12 - cask str 16 - and the master destillers reserve. The 16 and MDR both impress with smoothness and complexity - we salute from Lillesand, Norway!!

4th January 2014


New to single malt. Had this Oban 14 and Macallen 12 tonight. Worst of the bunch if you ask me. I'm Canadian and can drink anything. My point is this is more work than it is worth.

3rd January 2014

@Age of this scotch

Hi there! This is a no age statement whisky, so we cannot tell you how old it is, I'm afraid. --The Chaps at Master of Malt

16th December 2013

Age of this scotch

what age is the Master Distillers reserve?

14th December 2013


I was quite curious when I bumped onto this one in the airport. Smooth,rich fantastic flavour. Love it!

24th November 2013

A special treat for travelers

Took a chance on this at the duty free shop, coming back from the US into Canada. If only the lottery was as lucky! This is an utterly delightful single malt, great flavor and balance, with a finish that simply begs for another sip. I have since been back to the US and brought more back with me, and will continue to do so, so long as it is available.

13th September 2013

Gatwick ~Scotch Cellar!

I love flying in and out of Gatwick ~nothing like a great tasting of the best Scotch from around the world!! This is exceptional whisky

14th August 2013

Absolutey Looking

If you still have that bottle, let me know what you need and we can deal..

19th July 2013

Anyone looking for a bottle.

I have a bottle of this that I would like to trade for Bourbon, or possibly sell. Please contact me if interested.

6th May 2013

still 18 yrs

its stored in 3 different casks 6 yrs each and then mixed is what i was told..i loved it when i tasted a sample

27th April 2013


Possibly the most enjoyable whisky I've ever tasted. Very difficult to keep in the bottle. Such a smooth and rounded flavor. My dad brought a bottle to the US for us to share and after the first taste I asked my brother to bring me 2 more on his next visit.

1st December 2012

Very good

I'm not a connoisseur of good whisky, but this one is amazing. Just can't find how old it is, perhaps it doesn't matter :)

16th November 2012

single malt master

One of the best single malts i have tried to this point, fruity and nutty, I wish I had more!

31st October 2012

5 star

I tasting now..

13th October 2012

The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve

Very aromatic, great stuff.

4th July 2012

The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve


4th July 2012

The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve 1l

Absoluitely fabulous, full bodied and aromatic. Up there with the nadurra and 12 yo first fill, both of which were bought on my last trip abroad.

27th February 2012

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