Review #163 | /r/Scotch Review #66 – The Glenlivet 12
Distiller: The Glenlivet
Bottler: The Glenlivet
ABV: 40% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: There’s something I’ve never been able to place. It always seems to come across much like a jolly rancher. Other than that, there’s lemon, apple and pear. A good deal of custard, apple pie and vanilla icing. It’s sweet, delicate and fruity with some floral notes to it. To me, it smells like Spring.
Taste: Thin green apple, more jolly rancher likeness, vanilla cream and honey dew. I think that flavor is honey dew. Some mild funk. Banana bread and slight nuttiness.
Finish: Medium and delicate. Sweet, fruity and floral. It’s not harsh and I’d certainly hope not based on the proof.
Overall: For what I can get this for (~$35) it does a great job of performing. It’s light, ideal for patio sipping while I read or just putz about. There are other similar profiles and prices but I’m glad I picked this one for the time being. It doesn’t blow anything out of the water, but then again, I don’t think it’s meant to. It’s a perfect daily sipper.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect