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Glenlivet 12 Year Old

My 1st Love

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@FulanoReview by @Fulano

25th Jan 2012


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. I am actually extremely new to scotch whisky single malt. My 1st scotch was a blend; The Dimple, Pinch. A scotch blend that I do not recommend. Sharp and quickly ending in taste. I then went with a reference from a friend to try Glenmorangie 10 yr which intrigued me. Curious. Hmmm. Ok so quickly shelfed that and picked up a Glenlivet 12 year. Wow. Now that was delicious. Although my cherry was already popped, I now fell in love. Before ending that relationship, days later, I cheated on her at a local Pub that served fine scotch whisky. The little homewrecker was a sweet but bitter little ladie by the name of Balvenie, yes The Balvenie 12 year double wood. And wow was she gracious, I instantly was admired, and had hoped to enjoy a movie with her, home, over a warm fireplace. So I pursued my heart the next day in hopes to rendezvous with her in my local wines n spirit shop. She didn't show up, but left me with her much older relative; Portwood. But she indeed was no little lady. At the age of 21, staring and glaring at me through that fine can can body. So very classy. It was as she new I had to take her home... And so I did. With great eagerness we both casually strolled out and into my car. I placed her in the passenger seat and turned the ignition hearing the roar of my inline 6 BMW m3 engine purr with equal happiness. With great spirit we sprinted off to my place, parked, door opened and home at last. But not quite. I popped the top and unwrapped her fine silky paper only to see her big 21 staring right back at me. Oh sweet baby I just could not pop the cork. No. It just didn't feel right with my ol Glenlivet 12 glaring at me with her green glowing beauty settling with envy. I just couldn't do it. I quickly dressed her up, wrapped and back in the can as I reached over and grabbed my livet 12 and kissed her. Sweet baby how could I. I poured that I'll lady into her Glenlivet cup and let her sit as I twirled her about and glistened at her beauty, and then I did it. I smelled her glamour. Once and once more llike foreplay of a summer sun on a rainy day, and then I sipped and sipped like to kids in a park child's play. Mmmmm. The joy of single malt scotch simply settled then wrestled and settled again, like a brother and siter or two best friends. Thank you my friend, yes thank you. It's Glen... Enjoy..

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AboutChoice commented

@Fulano, a very creative & engaging 1st review! I will hope for many more reviews from you! And your unwavering loyalty to Glen 12 is so admirable :)

10 years ago 0

Fulano commented

@AboutChoice, thank you very much. A friend of mines read the review and voiced to me that it is slightly distasteful and may have even broke the reviews rules and policy of the site. If so I would definitely apologized, for I really do love this community site almost as much as I love my scotch. He advised me to keep my reviews in tandem with what other reviews are like. In so far as what favors appear at the nose, taste and finishing expressions. And yes I can do this as well, but as an amateur I must say, that I do not think my opinion of the drink per say is as valid as someone who has tasted many varieties to offer contrast in comparison. In time my reviews will change, but this time I wanted to be authentic and honest of my approach and introduction to the scotch in an entertaining or interesting way. I hope I have achieved the interesting scope of my writings in an entertaining way. And thank you for taking the time to sit and read my literature and have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Please feel free to add me to your friends list to view more of my future reviews, and I would most appreciate it...

10 years ago 0

Victor commented

@Fulano, 'honest' and 'entertaining' are good. Welcome to Connosr!

Yes, tastes and levels of perception do change with increasing breadth and diversity of experience. It's a huge whisky world. There is always more to experience.

10 years ago 0

michaelschout commented

@Fulano I'd say most of us know what Glenlivet 12 tastes like already so no harm done not sticking with the usual review format, and quite honestly your story was a most enjoyable read.

10 years ago 0

Fulano commented

@Micheal, thank you for that positive response. I'm now prepping my review for Dalmore cigar malt. The last review actually made my wife a little jealous, or rather over zealous. I'm taking a slightly different approach to to my reviews, although I will be including the common nose experience as well as taste, balance and finish, I will also add my complete overall feeling and experience with the spirit in a literary sence, if I may say literary, if that is even a word. Before giving anything away, I must say that it is soo far, soo good. Stay tuned for my full and sobering review of Dalmore cigar malt review followed by my favorite; Highland Park 12 year.(well, one of my top favorites along side Highland Park 18 and Glenlivet 15 year.) please add me to your friends list if you do enjoy my reviews/editorials. And once more, thank you soo much for your response and views.

10 years ago 0

Pudge72 commented

I agree with @michaelschout on this...it is nice to read a review with descriptive and unique phrasing, especially on a bottle that has been reviewed many times over. Each review that is added is useful, but it is nice to read a review that takes a different approach and conveys the writer's enthusiasm for the drink in question. Nice job @Fulano!

10 years ago 0

Fulano commented

Aww, thank you Pudge, as I was discouraged at 1st, I am thrice more encouraged at present. I am at my 4th serving now and I am quite pleased. Though my wife may wreak the benefits of my servings , I will be sure to write my complete experience of my tastings after morning has passed and the day has settled. The children are sleeping and my taste buds have awakened, the music is downing and my lady is waiting. I will end this night by saying the scotch of my choice for the night is most pleasing and unregrettably reasoning. My review will be inserted with of course most pleasening. As usual, it's scotch of the best blend, not of any but the best, the single, yes, single blend. Good night my malt mates. And continue to drink responsibly. Stay thirsty my friends.

10 years ago 0

GregLogan commented

Fulano - I am certain this is an older gentleman's club - I don't know that there are any ladies although I expect a few - I would say you made love to bottle as any gentleman would be expected to and provided pointers as well. Thanks, Greg.

10 years ago 0

SquidgyAsh commented

HAHA Entertaining review!! I wouldn't worry about not doing just a normal smell, taste, finish, balance review. Most of my reviews have some sort of story or personal experience behind them and I've never had any complaints. I think they tend to give it a little background and especially for the whiskies that have so many reviews, as Michael said, I think most people have tasted it and your review certainly wouldn't have made anyone NOT want to try Glenlivet 12 yr old!

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