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Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill

A bowl of fruit!

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@fLaMePr0oFReview by @fLaMePr0oF

31st Oct 2011

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  • Nose
    25
  • Taste
    24
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    95

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Picked up a litre bottle of 12 Year old Glenlivet 'First Fill' and the difference from the 'standard' Glenlivet (a bottle of which I already had on my shelf from Tesco) is astounding...

This has such an amazingly sweet, fruity 'nose' you could swear you can smell fresh apricots, almonds, vanilla and caramel in the glass. This fruitiness hits the palate when you take a sip then smoothly mellows out to lovely complex oak scented spicy caramel finish. (Even my wife and daughter, both of whom hate even the smell of whisky, agreed that this has a very appealing aroma!)

I wouldn't usually recommend cooling a decent single malt much below room temperature but in this case the sweet fruity notes are highlighted by watering with 2 or 3 pieces of ice and I defy any whisky connoisseur to try it and say I'm wrong...

I believe this one is only generally available through the duty free travel market (where I only paid 24 euro =O)

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1 comments

@mrbubb
mrbubb commented

"I believe this one is only generally available through the duty free travel market"

I am new to buying whiskey. Why are some releases only available through duty-free?

9 years ago 0

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