The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve (NAS)

This Cognac cask finished Glenlivet was released quite some time ago, but has only now hit Israeli whisky shelves. Basically it’s a young Glenlivet, aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and Sherry casks, then finished in ex Cognac casks. The whisky was Inspired by Captain Bill Smith Grant, great grandson of our Founder George Smith, […]

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Glenlivet 15 yo 2003 , Gordon & MacPhail for TWE

Today a review (one out of two) by Bottler Gordon & MacPhail, bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange. This year is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Connoisseurs Choice label, and TWE have joined in the celebrations with the release of this Glenlivet (and another Glenturret 14 which I will review shortly). The whisky […]

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Glenlivet 11 Year Old 2007 Single Cask #900134 [TWB Exclusive]

I’ve been meaning to write about this one for quite some time now, but somehow it was left out. This is another single cask Big Bad Sherry casks , quite young, but powerful. If you remember the other cask bottled for TWB from the same distillery an bottler I reviewed back then (cask #900552). That […]

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The Glenlivet Code – A new Mystery?

The Glenlivet are fond of mysterious bottlings (see the previous Cipher / Alpha – both I have tasted and tried in the past and reviewed on the blog)  as we well know, and the third such bottling was released not long ago by the name of Code. You know the drill: you buy a black bottle, […]

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The Glenlivet 15 yo ‘Carn Ealasaid’ Cask #16651 (Israeli Market Exclusive)

  The Glenlivet seems to really invest resources in the (growing) Israeli market , so it seems. After opening the Popup concept shop in 2015 and making the ‘Pristinus’ single cask available in Israel as well, they have gone one step further as to bottle a single cask which will be Exclusive to Israel, which is […]

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The Glenlivet ‘Cipher’

The Glenlivet PR machine is constantly at work, this time they have created another enigmatic expressions (If you remember the black bottled ‘Alpha‘ from a couple of years back). What they were aiming now is to create a whisky ‘Crafted from a unique cask combination that has never before been used by The Glenlivet’, which […]

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Smith’s Glenlivet 1974 , G&M Rare Vintage

If you remember last week’s “The wood makes the whisky” campaign by G&M one of the most prominent IBs out there, whisky merchants, you might remember I promised more excellent whiskies notes from those guys, and the day after, another little package landed at WI HQ, with this 1974 gem of a whisky. It’s not […]

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The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Cask

I know a lot of people love the Glenlivet Nadurra (Gaelic : for nature). For some reason I’ve never fell in love with that expression. I won’t say it’s not good, since it’s a good ex-bourbon whisky at a lovely strength, etc. But, we never hit it off me and Nadurra, i mean. The new […]

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The Glenlivet Guardians Chapter–Tasting notes and thoughts

It’s very hip these days for whisky brands to let us the consumers be more involved in the whisky creation process. A few distilleries (such as Glenmorangie – who even went further with this letting the consumers choose the name, cask profile and even packaging of their new Tagtha expression) have done so in the […]

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The Glenlivet XXV–25 yo

Priced at above 200 quid, this is the most expensive and exclusive (and well aged) ‘Livet around.  It has been finished in Oloroso casks (not sure for how long) to add some more depth and complexity. Not sure why a 25 year old dram needs any further finish to be “complex”, but there you have […]