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The Glenlivet 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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The Glenlivet 12 Years Old

Brand
The Glenlivet
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Glenlivet Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.theglenlivet.com
Availability
Buy online now

Dave Broom

Nose
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.
Palate
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.
Finish
Clean biscuity sweetness.
Comment
Seems a little fatter on the palate than in the past,and none the worse for it.

Rob Allanson

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