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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Saturday, 20 April 2013

GLENLIVET 12YO - DISTILLERY BOTTLING

Gonna do a quartet of Glenlivet reviews here, 1 distillery bottling as a...well - benchmark, but it can hardly compare with the next 3 as they're all from indie bottlers and at higher strength and NCF and E150 free... Am I being biased? yes, I am... but that's what you get here sometimes :-)

Anyway, my benchmark malt is one of the biggest sellers on the US market and to many - along with Glenfiddich - what malt whisky is really about... I'm of course talking about the 12yo Glenlivet!

Let's dive right in...

Glenlivet 12yo 40%, Distillery bottling (2012/06/12/1321 LF30746)

Colour is gold (E150 added)

Nose:
Apple, toffee, a little spice, honey and mild flowers

Taste:
Bit of a weak arrival, honey again, vanilla, some fruit and bitter burnt caramel
Water brings out a more spicy edge.

I must admit, I found this too bitter and very weak and not at all up to what I remember Glenlivet 12yo as... used to be better than this!

77/100!

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