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Glenlivet 12 Year Old

Not looking so hot

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@GT2Review by @GT2

9th Aug 2011


Glenlivet 12 Year Old
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Dram, neat, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The pour is a deep amber with not a hell of a lot of leg structure forming.

Nose: Heavy on cinnamon and cloves, opening up to vanilla and baked pear. Let it open up further to vanilla cinnamon ice cream.

Taste: Too tannic and sharp for me- astringent and bitter like cinnamon stick. Over the top oakiness dominates any subtle character.

Palate: Pretty thin, especially compared to Glenfiddich 12.

Overall, not a big fan.

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Pudge72 commented

I would agree with your assessment of Glenlivet 12's comparitive standing in relation to Glenfiddich 12. The only caveat to my personal experience with the two is that I had the Glenlivet from a 50 mL mini-bottle, and I have had some disappointing reactions to servings from 50 & 200 mL mini-bottles, relative to servings from 1/2 or full size bottles, for the same whisky.

I would instead go with Auchentoshan 12 or (to a lesser extent) Strathisla 12 as an introductory whisky that would get someone excited about drinking whisky, without draining their budget in the process.

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