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The Glenlivet 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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The Glenlivet 12 Years Old

The Glenlivet
12 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Glenlivet Distillery
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Dave Broom

Fresh,clean and fragrant. Estery,with Moscato grapes,light green floral notes (heading towards ylang-ylang) sweet apple,nettle. In time,sweet hay and grapefruit.
As sweet as the nose suggests. Light touch of oak,some hints of dried fruits (banana,pear) and some dry maltiness with water. Little vanilla but overwhelmingly fruity/green floral.
Clean biscuity sweetness.
Seems a little fatter on the palate than in the past,and none the worse for it.

Rob Allanson

Reminicent of 35mm film canisters. Very intense and with the classic Speyside notes of honey,sharp fruits and almost peaches.
Sweetness is at the fore here. A little oak comes through as does the peach quality. Also delicate vanilla.
Gently warming and pleasing.
The classic Speyside still holds its own and is as entertaining a dram as ever.
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