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The Glenlivet XXV (25 Year Old)

(70cl, 43.0%)
The Glenlivet XXV (25 Year Old)
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(24 Reviews)

The Glenlivet XXV Bottling Note

A 25 year old from The Glenlivet, finished in Oloroso sherry casks.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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User Reviews of the Glenlivet XXV (25 Year Old)


I am a huge Glenlivet fan. Although I drink many different named brand of single malt scotch, I found Glenlivet to be my favorite. So I bought my 1st bottle of XXV. Can't wait to try it. I'm sure I'll be pleased. Love the price.

12th November 2015

lucky duck

I was lucky enough to taste this through some people, I do not have the money to drink this as a hobby........ but this scotch is the real deal......... It is so smooth and rich, you can taste cocoa and and finishes spicy but is silky smooth, if your ever so lucky to taste this scotch do so, if i had the money to buy this regularly i would but im just a joe schmoe

5th November 2015


By far one of the best I've tasted.. very smooth..

25th October 2015

Marquis of Needham and Dolby Baronet of Brycey

A single malt by any other name is Broiche
at 291.72 pounds a bottle & equals 19.49 pounds an oz
a sweet yet spiced taste and warm to the palate.
The drink of Kings and Queens.

30th August 2015

Nice packaging, nice flavour but not worth the price.

Our whisky group split a bottle that was picked up in Duty Free. It's definitely a nice drop, but the general consensus was that for the price, it isn't worth it. If you're looking at buying a bottle try and get a taste of it from somewhere first. You'll more than likely realise that there are many other similar tasting speysides that can be brought for far less and are just as enjoyable. Yes it's a 25 year old, and yes that does come through, but that alone shouldn't justify the price (hence 3/5)

19th April 2015

The best of the best

There is no better scotch to be had, even within your selections of whiskeys! I am convinced that this will always be my favorite and most precious scotch for the rest of my life. I have compared others, from Glenlivet and elsewhere, and this is tops!

1st January 2015

Simply awesome

I've been sampling this during a Whisky fair in Milan and it's absolutely the best drink I've ever had so far.
I've been also confronting it with other 25 years (namely Glenmorangie and -my favourite label- Caol Ila) and imho it simply shatters Glenmorangie's 25, While Caol Ila's is very good but it has lost probably too much peat for my taste, it was something different from what I was used to.

This without considering the price (180€ for this Glenlivet vs WAY over 200 -if not 300€- for both the others).

Probably staying within the Glenlivet's lineup, the 18 yo is the top for price/taste ratio as well as the Nadurra range that it's outrageous.. but this XXV.. oh dear I've never even thought to consider to spend nearly 200€ over a bottle.. until I've tried this. Time to save for a huge gift..

21st November 2014


Clean, cool, crisp, complex. One of the best whiskeys I have ever tasted.

15th November 2014

whats the point?

Seriously? £192 on a bottle of drink... such a waste.

14th November 2014


Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!! This is a lot better than the 21-year old Archive bottle I have. So much flavor packed into a fancy bottle and packaging. I assume some of the extra cost is the wooden display box, but it is fantastic and worth every penny. I've always wanted the Macallan 25 year because it was seen in the James Bond movies, but with Macallan, a lot of the cost is the advertising from those movies. Since I cant afford Macallan, Glenlivet XXV is by far the best I have ever had and worth every penny.

18th October 2014

Just Finished My First Bottle of Glenlivet XXV - Batch No. 60610

Several years ago I treated myself, by buying this whisky while passing through a Duty Free Shop. I have been savoring it in small helpings shared with special guests. Yesterday we finished the bottle and were very disappointed that the amount remaining, only left enough for a dram for my friend and one for me. 5 stars

26th September 2014

You can taste every year of it

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

Eric/ Uzun

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

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

Best of the Bunch

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

Old school

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

Blink and It's gone??

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'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.

18th January 2011

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