The Glenlivet

12 Years Old Rum and Bourbon Cask Selection

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 190
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Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: 12 Years Old Rum and Bourbon Cask Selection
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Bethany Whymark
Nose: Subtle herbal and spice notes, like a peppery sage and onion stuffing. A little chestnut and cooked date. Dusty wood and a touch of pine. Sliced red apple and dulce de leche.
Palate: Medium bodied. Dates wrapped in smoked bacon. Jammy plum and fig. Molasses, powdered ginger, and cherries cooked in vanilla syrup.
Finish: Medium-long, on sherry-soaked raisins and dark chocolate-dipped crystallised ginger cookies.
Comment: There’s a delightful darkness to this, like a naughty dessert.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Fresh red apple, beeswax, jaffa orange zest, toffee, vanilla oat biscuits, lily, instant coffee granules, and Chantilly cream.
Palate: Medium-bodied. Intensely juicy: orange and lemon gummy sweets, apple and pear boiled sweets, mandarin segments, raspberry chews, and foam bananas. Some vanilla cupcakes with butter icing and sugar sprinkles.
Finish: Medium, on mandarin.
Comment: Big, chewy, and simple candy flavours. Comforting and moreish.
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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