Excerpt: Some parts remind me of Jameson’s blends. It’s very honest, easy stuff, a kind of smart crowd pleaser. Not sure about the price, though (remember, the problem with modern NAS isn't about quality, it's about price positioning). Younger plus more expensive, almost an oxymoron.
Excerpt: On a very young spirit, those granary notes can be overwhelming and brutish, but here Glenlivet tempers the entire experience to the point where the cereal notes fold themselves into a rounded and pleasing whole that would be at home alongside any well-made blend. Take that as you like.
Excerpt: Not super complex, but there were some characteristics I didn't super enjoy. Astringency in the palate, while light, was disappointing given the proof. Faint bitterness in the finish was also undesirable as well.
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This is a NAS expression from The Glenlivet that features a small portion of single malt that has been matured in first fill American oak. It is artificially colored.
Apples, honey, vanilla, light caramel, very faint oak.
Thin, no heat. Not super bold - light and prominently features apples, faint leather, honey, some astringency and vanilla.
Short, mostly vanilla and apple here. Some faint bitterness.
Not super complex, but there were some characteristics I didn't super enjoy. Astringency in the palate, while light, was disappointing given the proof. Faint bitterness in the finish was also undesirable as well. That said, though, this is a nice light dram that doesn't require much thought and seems well suited for the warmer weather Wisconsin has been plagued with lately.
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