Glenlivet 12 Years

This 12-year-old Speyside Whisky is the best-selling Single Malt Whisky in the US and the second best-selling Single Malt Whisky worldwide. It's called "The Glenlivet" to distinguish it from other brands from the Glenlivet area.

This 12-year-old Speyside Whisky is the best-selling Single Malt Whisky in the US and the second best-selling Single Malt Whisky worldwide. It's called "The Glenlivet" to distinguish it from other brands from the Glenlivet area.

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Glenlivet
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Pear:
Malt:
Apple:
Peat Smoke:
Honey:
Oak:
Pineapple:
Herbs:
Floral:
Peach:
Spices:
Green Apple:
Tropical Fruit:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Caramel:
Lemon:
Oil:
Wheat:
Barley:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Ginger:
Hay:
Heather:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sweet:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Oak:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Nuts:
Pear:
Oil:
Honey:
Apple:
Herbs:
Floral:
Green Apple:
Pineapple:
Wheat:
Sherry:
Barley:
Caramel:
Chili:
Medicinal Smoke:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Banana:
Coffee:
Ginger:
Grape:
Heather:
Leather:
Peach:
Pepper:
Salt:
Finish
Nuts:
Malt:
Oil:
Spices:
Fruit:
Oak:
Sweet:
Hazelnut:
Vanilla:
Dark Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Pear:
Maritime Notes:
Apple:
Chili:
Floral:
Pineapple:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Walnut:
Herbs:
Zitrus:

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Nosing:
Fruity, summer-like fragrances
Taste:
Well-balanced and fruity with strong pineapple notes
Finish:
Creamy and smooth with marzipan and fresh hazelnuts
Comment:
10. Oct 2016
Once been the finest distillery of Scotland's Speyside, 'The' Glenlivet is still hanging in there. Its 12-year-old expression remains one of the best-selling Single Malts in the world and is a suitable alternative to Glenfiddich 12. Showing a surprising complexity, the nose is floral, fresh and delicate, emphasizing on pears and citrus fruits. On the palate, Glenlivet 12 is light and sweet, malty-fruity and easy to drink. Not a lot in the finish though: It's quick, mildly bitter and not very substantial. A classic and straightforward benchmark whisky without any edges or highlights.
RATING: 3.4/5.0 ≙ 85 pts
25. Aug 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Coffee Peat Smoke Spices Oak Leather Sweet

Finish:

Comment:
10. May 2015
24. May 2015
Nosing: Green Apple Fruit Pear Vanilla

Taste: Fruit Vanilla Oak

Finish: Dark Chocolate Vanilla Spices Oil

Comment:
06. Mar 2017
milkbonez
18. Feb 2020
Nosing: Fruit Green Apple Apple Pear Banana Vanilla Floral

Taste: Fruit Green Apple Apple Pear Vanilla Caramel

Finish: Fruit Oak

Comment: a great simple go-to whisky. currently though i can only find this version in 50ml minis as the double cask is the 12y standard now...hopefully they got back to this. also really wish glenlivet would bottle at 43%.
01. Aug 2020
Nosing:
Green Apple Honey Chocolate Oak
Taste:
Green Apple Vanilla Honey
Finish:
medium
Comment:
typical scotch whisky
28. Mar 2017
Nosing:
Fruit Fruit Fruit
Apple Apple
Sweet Sweet
Vanilla Vanilla Vanilla

Taste:
Fruit Fruit
Apple Pear
Oak Oak Oak Oak
Spices Spices Spices

Finish:
Oil Oil Oil
Oak Oak Oak
Spices Spices

Comment:
It feels like a basic scotch, not much potential nor excitement entering into it, but a "scotch by any other name," if I had to admit it. Excitingly sweet on the nose, somewhat lackadaisical on the tongue, and the finish feels like a typical expectation. If I never find my preferred on shelf, I would see this as a go-to, however. With respect, it does it's job.
mwrock
17. Aug 2016