It's The Glenlivet. But not as we know it. The oak is extraordinary, but the bitter-sweet sync impresses most.
12 Years Old, French Oak Finish
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Heady stuff for a Glenlivet this age; almost perfumed in style but it is oak that pulls the strings.
Palate: Wallopping oakiness produces a prickly spice and chewy, spectacularly beautiful sweet malt.
Finish: Big toffee and spice with countless oak rings.
Comment: It's The Glenlivet. But not as we know it. The oak is extraordinary, but the bitter-sweet sync impresses most.
Nose: Lots of fruity, fresh-apple, oak extract.
Palate: Firm, rich, rounded. Dessert apples, peaches, honey.
Finish: Crisp, clean, oakiness.
Comment: The oak does not dominate, but is quite powerful for such an elegant malt.
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