This whisky 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.
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The Glenlivet 12 Year Old displays a bright and vibrant gold. To the nose, it is fruity and summery. To the palate, it is well balanced and fruity, with strong pineapple notes. It finishes creamy, smooth, with lingering marzipan and fresh hazelnuts.