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Glenlivet XXV

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  • Distiller:

    Glenlivet

  • Bottler:

    Glenlivet

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    25 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The sherry influence comes through on the finish with dried fruit and almonds.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The cinnamon carries over to the taste, which also includes dark chocolate and citrus notes, primarily orange peel leading to a dry, spicy finish.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Pretty pretty good (as Larry David would say) but frankly, there are many better IBs out there in my humble opinion…
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: There’s something in the finish that’s hard to pin down, but it’s wonderful… a sweetness that made me think of toasted raisin bread.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall this is nice. A little bump in proof could do good things for it, but it's a very capable dram that delivers when you're in the mood for rich, syrupy sherry without much ethanol to kick you in the teeth.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: It’s not as nimble as younger versions, but the sherry, along with the extra aging, contributes a silky texture and a richer, fuller dimension to the whisky.
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  • Intro:

    This is a 25 year old official bottling of spirit distilled by Glenlivet and aged in a variety of oloroso sherry casks. It is batched together and bottled at 43% ABV, with no mention of filtering or coloring.

  • Nose:

    Pungent sweetness - honey, figs, cherries, blackberry, currant and pipe tobacco.

  • Taste:

    Thin mouth feel, but rich in flavor. Toffee, blackberry, black cherry, cocoa and tobacco. Sweet and musty. No heat.

  • Finish:

    Long, loaded with old sherry notes. Musty tobacco, faint oak, figs, stewed fruits, cherries, blackberry and a sweet port note.

  • Overall:

    Overall this is nice. A little bump in proof could do good things for it, but it's a very capable dram that delivers when you're in the mood for rich, syrupy sherry without much ethanol to kick you in the teeth.

  • Score:

    7

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