The Glenlivet 12yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
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The Glenlivet 12yr

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  • Distiller:

    Glenlivet

  • Bottler:

    Glenlivet

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish has more honey and vanilla but the whisky doesn't stay with you for the long haul. And that's okay.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Glenlivet 12 is a great whisky when all you want is a tasty sipper.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: With water, there’s mandarin and rose petal, and a sneeze of white pepper. Simply lovely.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The finish is lifted by a pleasing hint of lemon cream pie. Sip or mix.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Very appealing, with a surprising rush of apples, then caramel, then a whiff of smoke. Medium finish, but quite sugary. For sweet tooths like me, this is excellent stuff for the price. Amazing value.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's light, ideal for patio sipping while I read or just putz about.
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  • Nose:

    Theres something Ive never been able to place. It always seems to come across much like a jolly rancher. Other than that, theres lemon, apple and pear. A good deal of custard, apple pie and vanilla icing. Its sweet, delicate and fruity with some floral notes to it. To me, it smells like Spring.

  • Taste:

    Thin green apple, more jolly rancher likeness, vanilla cream and honey dew. I think that flavor is honey dew. Some mild funk. Banana bread and slight nuttiness.

  • Finish:

    Medium and delicate. Sweet, fruity and floral. Its not harsh and Id certainly hope not based on the proof.

  • Overall:

    For what I can get this for (~$35) it does a great job of performing. Its light, ideal for patio sipping while I read or just putz about. There are other similar profiles and prices but Im glad I picked this one for the time being. It doesnt blow anything out of the water, but then again, I dont think its meant to. Its a perfect daily sipper.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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