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Glenlivet 12 Year Old

Glenlivet 12-A good first step

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@GBroughReview by @GBrough

18th Aug 2013

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Tonight was my Great Uncles 60th and as a celebration the family rented a hall. At this hall they had glenlivet 12 year and chivas regal 12 now seeing that i am a single malt kind of guy i ordered the glenlivet 12 year. Nose: Vanilla, Apples, some cinnamon easy to smell and fun. Palate: Vanilla, apples, cinnamon, and a dash of pepper. Finish: Apples, cinnamon, some pepper very smooth.

Good for an easy night, good enough for me on the rocks. I recommend it for a person first single malt scotch. I noticed by inhaling in while it was in my mouth i got granny smith apples.

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18 comments

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

Thanks for the review. Glenlivet 12 is very underrated in my opinion. I'm never without a bottle in the cabinet. I think it's good for noobs and a nice one to go back to for the vets.

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

I think it is good, not fantastic but good i prefer glenmorangie 10 year old but this was nice to have.

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

I got a bottle of the Glenlivet 16 year old nadura i will be sure to review it as soon as i can.

7 years ago 0

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

I agree. I would give the edge to Glenmorangie 10 in a head to head. Both are enjoyable.

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

They are, glenmorangie has something else to it that i enjoy but the glenlivet was a nice drink to try and even better for someone who is just taking their first baby steps into scotch. Glenmorangie is good for that as well but it is 20 dollars more in my area.

7 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I agree it's a good starter, but as someone who doesn't get many opportunities for a dram, I would have to say I wouldn't keep it around to "go back to". When I have a scotch I want it to be a little more powerful in enjoyment potential

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

I do find it to be enjoyable, but seeing that i am a student i cant afford everything so i save for the best i can. Next on my list is lagavulin 16 or glenmorangie quinta ruban.

7 years ago 0

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is a straight winner. By far one of my favorite single malts. Do not hesitate.

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

I have heard a lot of good about it, but after my taste of finlaggan a better quality islay is in order. I think lagavulin 16 first it is at costco right now and i want to take advantage of the deal but once i get my islay bottle i will be off to quinta ruban and the good flavours it bring.s

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

Teebone what is your opinion of the lasanta choice of glenmorangie the quinta ruban is sold out in my area.

7 years ago 0

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

Honestly, the Lasanta is my least favorite Glenmorangie. If you can't find the Quinta Ruban, go for the Nectar D'or. Though different, I like the Nectar D'or just as much as the Quinta Ruban. Both are fantastic and much better than the Lasanta in my opinion.

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

What dont you like about the lasanta, i want to try a sherried single malt, but the macallan 12 was a bit of a let down.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@GBrough, if you want to try sherried malt for the first time, try Glenfarclas...15, 105, 12, 17, 21, 40, Family Casks, any one of them. Glenfarclas is classic, has beautiful clean sherry, and almost everything they make is good or much better than good. The other route I would suggest would be Aberlour A'bunadh. A'bunadh is great Scotch, but don't expect other sherried malts to be much like Aberlour A'bunadh. A'bunadh is its own unique animal, each and every batch of it.

Lasanta definitely has fans around Connosr. I am not one of them. What's wrong with it? Many, including Jim Murray, who gave it a score of 68.5 pts this year, would answer with one word, "Sulphur". I have never liked Lasanta, and don't expect to ever buy a bottle of it, unless it changes a great deal.

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

The cask strength aberlour is out of stock at my bevmo and the other liquor store old docs ramps up prices. Still Glenfarclas seems like a good choice.

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

Still it is a shame that the macallan 12 i had was a let down

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

Shame that the lasanta was bad this year, i really do love glenmorangie 10 year old I would say it is my favorite starter scotch.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

...and, @GBrough, for Glenmorangie sherried, there is also Sonnalta PX, hard to find now, but wonderful. That Tuscan Wine Cask Glenmorangie Artein is a lot of fun too.

7 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

I got a bottle of aberlour 10 year old, next time Aberlour A'bunadh or the 12, the 10 year old is very good and i cant wait to right a reivew on it tonight.

7 years ago 0

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