The Glenlivet

12 Years Old, American Oak Finish

ABV 40%
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Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: 12 Years Old, American Oak Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very perfumy. The typically peachy bouquet of The Glenlivet seems to be accentuated.
Palate: Firm, medium to full, body. Very smooth. Rich and fruity, with slightly more peat than usual.
Finish: Silky, creamy tastes. Vanilla. Some, very restrained, burnt grass, dryness.
Comment: Lacks the subtlety of a more conventional Glenlivet, but will charm some consumers with a richer, creamier, style. Very drinkable indeed.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Candy floss, dry spices, the smell of the woodshed. In time overripe banana, cherries, coconut and orange appear.
Palate: Very sweet start with ripe fruits, then wood starts to dominate.
Finish: The wood takes over making it a pretty dry experience.
Comment: Unbalanced, the high-impact of new cask sits uncomfortably with the distillery character.
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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