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Friday, March 13, 2015

The Glenlivet 12 yo, 40 %

The classic standard bottling from Glenlivet. Probably one of the most known single malts out there. The smell is fresh, light and floral. Light oak and a nice fruity sweetness. Like sitting in the garden a regular summer day.

The taste is very watery. Some light floral notes, vanilla and apples. The finish is just a continuation of the taste but very smooth, and actually stays for quite a bit taking into consideration that it is only 40 % ABV.

The balance is great and the there is a reason why everybody calls this whisky smooth! The complexity is what you get in a 12 year old watered down standard bottling… I will rate this 84/100 (21/20/21/22).

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