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Review is from a 50 mL miniature I purchased. Since I can't order miniatures from the UK anymore, I splurged and purchased all TWO malt minis available in Pennsylvania (had The Macallan 12 yesterday). I've had The Glenlivet 12 on a couple occasions, as well as some other 'Livets (I'm a big fan of Nadurra).
Nose: This has a lively nose (a good thing!). Candied pineapple, ginger, banana, pear. Fruity! Some fresh oak as well (as opposed to charred oak). Very pleasant. Despite offering up several notes, it doesn't strike me as "complex" since I'm not really drawn back in to try and figure it out. I get it. It's nice, but I get it.
Palate: A little on the watery side for my liking. A bit of oak, some zippy ginger, and a generic fruity sweetness. All pleasant, nothing outstanding.
Finish: Some bitterness/sourness creeps in and dominates the extended finish (everything else goes away quickly).
Overall: Eh. I wouldn't turn down a dram. I'll pass on having a bottle in my cabinet, though. Pretty basic, nothing to get excited about. To think that this is basically the same price as something like Highland Park 12 or Laphroaig 10... what you could be having!