The Glenlivet 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenlivet 12 is the signature offering from the Glenlivet distillery which was established in 1824 and has been a favorite single malt for many generations of drinkers around the world. Currently it’s the #1 selling single malt Scotch brand here in America and #2 in the world. It’s an unpeated malt whisky that’s light, accessible, tasty, easy to drink and a shade boring.
A starting point for many budding Scotch lovers its light clean flavor is so tasty and accessible that it can often change the mind of people who think they don’t like scotch, especially if they associate scotch with peat. In fact the only things I would say are better “intro” scotches would be Glenfiddich 12 and Glenmorangie 10. None of these, including Glenlivet, have that smoky / peaty character that turns a lot of people off and instead leans more heavily towards honey and fruit flavors.
Nose: Sweet creamy vanilla, honey, pineapple, vanilla, pressed apples and a little cinnamon.
Palate: Apple cores, fresh and fruity trifle and creamy citrus.
Finish: Long and delicious, almonds and apple.
Proof 80 (40% ABV)