The Glenlivet 12 Year Old has been called a lot of things in its time: smooth, fruity, complex, sophisticated, entertaining, classic. The Original Malt Whisky Almanac says: “A first-class malt. One of the most popular malts in the world – deservedly so.”
Representing The Glenlivet’s signature style, this classic malt is matured primarily ex-American Oak casks. These impart notes of vanilla and give the whisky its distinctive smoothness. The mineral-rich water that comes from Josie’s Well helps form the flavours during mashing and fermentation, whilst the specific height and width of the copper stills add a delicate yet complex character.
Flavour: Delicately balanced with strong pineapple notes
Colour: Bright, vibrant gold
Nose: Fruity and summery
Palate: Well balanced and fruity, with strong pineapple notes
Finish: Creamy, smooth, with marzipan and fresh hazelnuts
Cask: Traditional and American oak
Keep a bottle on hand for every occasion.