Glenlivet 12

Single Malt WhiskyGlenlivet Distillery
Distillery:
Glenlivet Distillery
Location:
Speyside
Cost:
$50- $100
Age:
12 Years
Mash Bill:
100% Malted Barley
Cask:
European and American oak
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Overview

A charming single malt with a sunny personality, The Glenlivet 12 Years Old is a best-seller and one of the most popular Glenlivet drams. Easy to drink, but complex for the price, making it a fantastic value. Traditional and American oak casks add gentle spices and warm vanilla to the young malt. A great everyday whisky that’s also ideal for warm weather. 

Nose

A bright fruit core reminiscent of ripe golden apples and pineapple shine first, followed by mild oak spices and supporting vanilla. Perhaps the best in its category in sophistication and straightforward pleasure; charming indeed. 

Palate

This is not a full-bodied malt, and it isn’t too complicated either, but its glee and springy. Very easy to enjoy and fantastic for everyday drinking, this whisky has an attractive fruit core dominating the palate. 

Finish

With an average length, the palate lets the oaky, creamy vanilla shine supporting the mild white fruit aftertaste with underlying honeyed sweetness. 

Sip or skip?

One of the most prominent single malts in the world, The Glenlivet sets the bar high for any 12-year-old and is a fantastic ambassador for Speyside expressions. Even the snobbiest connoisseurs could enjoy it anytime. This whisky sets the parameters for all the Glenlivet single malts.

Other Glenlivet expressions to try

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is smooth and fruity, pleasing, and laid back. A good whisky that shares similarities with The Glenlivet 12 Years Old, although a bit lighter and milder. With no age statement, this is an excellent way of getting acquainted with The Glenlivet style. 

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