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87
Glenlivet
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Pear:
Malt:
Apple:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Pineapple:
Oak:
Peach:
Honey:
Floral:
Tropical Fruit:
Lemon:
Spices:
Green Apple:
Caramel:
Wheat:
Oil:
Coffee:
Salt:
Banana:
Heather:
Barley:
Hay:
Ginger:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Tasting
Malt:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Oak:
Sweet:
Spices:
Alcohol:
Oil:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Apple:
Pear:
Sherry:
Pineapple:
Nuts:
Medicinal Smoke:
Floral:
Wheat:
Chili:
Coffee:
Salt:
Grape:
Banana:
Heather:
Barley:
Leather:
Pepper:
Green Apple:
Caramel:
Ginger:
Peach:
Finish
Malt:
Spices:
Oil:
Oak:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Dark Chocolate:
Sweet:
Peat Smoke:
Hazelnut:
Pear:
Almonds:
Alcohol:
Salt:
Apple:
Floral:
Seaweed:
Chili:

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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:
24. 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:
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
06. Mar 2017
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
GreatDram
10. Sep 2015
Sir.Finne
01. Oct 2015
Nosing:
Vanilla Fruit Pear Peach Spices
Taste:
Salt Peat Smoke Alcohol Oil Malt
Finish:
Malt Spices Dark Chocolate
Comment: