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Glenlivet 12 Year Old

Sure beats any blend at the bar

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@MisterDiggerReview by @MisterDigger

24th Jul 2013

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After being very disappointed with this one's main competition Glenfiddich 12, I was hesitant to try it. While waiting for the doors to open at a casino concert a few days ago, I spotted this one at the bar amongst all of the blends. I ordered a glass and was somewhat surprised. It tasted more like a good Chenin Blanc than a Speyside Single Malt. So far, this has to be the most inoffensive single malt that I tried. However, after a few sips, it can get quite bland. The smoke flavor was basically not present. I would call this as "Single Malt for white wine lovers", which is not really a bad thing. But if I want white wine, I will order it. If I want scotch with more excitement, I will order something else. It is still way better than most blends. It is a good one to suggest for the ladies and very affordable.

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6 comments

@scotchguy74
scotchguy74 commented

I noticed you ranked the Glenlivet above the Glenfedich. What seemed to make the difference for you?

7 years ago 0

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

Interesting review. I have always thought Glenlivet 12 was underrated. I'm a big fan of it. I think the whole Glenlivet range is underrated actually. The 18 year and the Nadurra are fantastic.

7 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

One of my first that I tried outside the home. This is the single malt offered in air Canada's maple leaf lounge....now I know why.

It tastes good with a drop of water, it's cheap for the company, most people like it

7 years ago 0

@MisterDigger
MisterDigger commented

Scotchguy74: I can't pinpoint what my difference was except that Glenlivet 12 did taste like a very goo white wine (and I love champagne as well), whereas Glenfiddich 12 offered me nothing. I did have a whole bottle of Glenfiddich 12 over several weeks, but only one drink of Glenlivet 12 at a bar. Interesting how I rated Glenfiddich 12 higher than you, but actually liked it less. My first review of Glenkinchie 12 explains my unique rating process, which includes cost.

7 years ago 0

@scotchguy74
scotchguy74 commented

MisterDigger: That's why I asked. I rated Glenfiddich 12 a 70 which I think is good, but not great. I have had Glenlivet 12 once and would also rate it higher than Glenfiddich 12. Probably around a 78 or 79.

7 years ago 0

@MisterDigger
MisterDigger commented

I just tried some more Glenlivet 12 this evening and I still think it is better than Glenfiddich 12, but nothing to write home about. It will never offend anyone, so it makes a great all around malt for large gatherings with diverse tastes. I am just used to a bit higher on the taste range.

7 years ago 0

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