I was first introduced to the Glenlivet 12yo a number of years ago and it has been a constant mainstay in my whisky cabinet ever since. This specific expression…
I was first introduced to the Glenlivet 12yo a number of years ago and it has been a constant mainstay in my whisky cabinet ever since. This specific expression is part of their Classic Single Malt range and is known for its smooth and welcoming character. Definitely true to its character it has a very complex palate for a 12 year old whisky and that is definitely noticeable from start to finish.
Some interesting craft facts regarding the Glenlivet 12yo is that it is matured in a variety of different casks including American and European oak that adds another layer to the whisky. As a result, vanilla is most noticeable throughout and boy does it make an impact from the pop of the cork to the last sip of your dram. But before we get too carried away let’s get to the good stuff!
Alcohol Content: 40%Bottling Status:
Available Country of Origin: Scotland
Barreling: Single Malt Scotch Whisky using American and European oak casks
Nose: Fragrant and sweet with a hint of smoke and peat, you can definitely sense all the delicious honey and vanilla notes that come through from the barreling and tease your nose with such complexity that it’s hard not to just sit there sniffing all day without even taking a sip (Yes that does make it sound like we are drug addicts).
Palate: As soon as that delicious honey and vanilla nose hits your tongue you will instantly feel the connection and get smoothness that only a baby ass can provide. The palate is extremely complex yet smooth from start to finish. At first you get a hit vanilla and honey but with an undertone of smoke. This follows on with subtle hints of raisins and toffee, such an enjoyable mix of flavors!
Finish: The finish is looooong and smoooooth with all the goodness a good whisky should provide. Thoroughly enjoyable on any occasion. Drinking Tips: This whisky is a definite must for those who enjoy a whisky that is flexible and great for every occasion. Be it before dinner, after dinner or just a quick midweek dram after a long hard day, this bad boy will instantly make you feel better. For me, straight is great but if the occasion calls for it, an old fashion goes down amazingly well and still lets you enjoy the subtlety that this expression provides without killing the experience.