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The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill

SKU 3634277a4917 Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tag The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill

$67.49

Size
750ml, bottle

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a step up from the standard 12 year old expression, matured in first-fill American oak casks for a richer and more vibrant flavor profile.  These casks impart notes of vanilla and spice to the whisky, complementing the Speyside distillery's signature fruity and floral character.

Description

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill elevates the classic Speyside experience with a richer, more vibrant expression. Unlike the standard 12 year old, this whisky spends its entire maturation in first-fill American oak casks. These virgin casks haven’t held whiskey before, allowing them to impart a more pronounced influence on the spirit. The result? A symphony of flavors where the signature Glenlivet fruit and floral notes intertwine with bold vanilla, warming spice, and a hint of toasty oak.

Nose

The first breath entices you with a wave of fresh orchard fruits. Imagine a basket overflowing with ripe apricots, juicy pineapples, and sweet green gages. Delicate floral notes, reminiscent of spring blossoms and citrus, weave through the fruitiness. A subtle hint of vanilla emerges, hinting at the treat to come.

Palate

The initial sip delivers a luxurious mouthfeel, rich and creamy like melted butter. Honeyed sweetness unfolds, mingling with the vibrant fruit cocktail from the nose. Hints of pineapple and tropical fruits dance on the tongue, balanced by a touch of cinnamon spice. The influence of the first-fill casks becomes more apparent here, with a whisper of toasty oak adding depth and complexity.

Finish

The warmth from the spice lingers on the finish, mingling with the sweetness of the fruit and vanilla. It’s a long and satisfying conclusion, leaving you wanting another sip to explore the layers all over again.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

43.20%

Country

Scotland

Region

Speyside

Brand

The Glenlivet

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Vanilla with floral notes

Finish

Finish

Warm oak scented, gently spicy finish with almonds

Cask

Cask

First Fill American Oak Casks

Palette

Palette

Smooth and silky vanilla, buttery coconut flakes with ripe fruity pears