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The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky*Packaging may vary

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Scotch Whisky /40% ABV / Scotland

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Product details

Category
Scotch Whisky
Region
Scotland
ABV
40%
Years Aged
12

Product description

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old has been called a lot of things in its time: smooth, fruity, complex, sophisticated, entertaining, classic. The Original Malt Whisky Almanac calls it: "A first-class malt. One of the most popular malts in the world – deservedly so." Representing The Glenlivet’s signature style, this classic single malt scotch whisky is first matured in traditional European Oak before spending time in American oak casks, giving the whisky its distinctive smoothness while imparting notes of vanilla. On the nose, enjoy fruity and vibrant aromas of summer meadows and tropical fruits, notably pineapple. On the palate is a well-balanced expression with floral notes. Smooth and sweet fruit notes of fresh peaches, pears, vanilla and pineapple pair with marzipan and fresh hazelnuts, resulting in a long, creamy and smooth finish.

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Community reviews

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  • Ellery
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    I never got my order. And I’m still waiting for my refund. I’m very very disappointed. I may not be using this app again

  • Latrice Broadnax.
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    Smooth as always

  • Michael
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    Horrible service from this store. Will never order again.

  • Marie Zidek.
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    They didn't have it so we adjusted to Glenfidditch and it was delish!

  • Loulorn
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    They sent me the wrong bottle

  • Julie
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    If you know, you know….. Beautiful

  • Don F.

    Very smooth I only buy Glenlivet. I sit back and enjoy with a little ice.

  • Justin S.
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    I don't often reach for scotch, but when I do, Glenlivet is a solid choice.

  • Sascha K.
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    One of the smoothest 12 year old scotchs you can get. Of course always a simple question of taste. But i prefer this scotch over any other.

  • Brayan f.
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    great drink

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FAQs

The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old Whisky is one of the best-selling single malt scotch whiskies in the United States and is considered exceptionally smooth and approachable. Many scotch expressions can be overwhelmingly peaty and smoky, but Glenlivet presents a different scotch experience entirely. When drinking Glenlivet 12, look for fruity notes like pear, pineapple, and apricot combined with the oak, honey, and vanilla flavors from the long barrel-aging process. As you swallow, expect a mild and pleasant nutty sweetness — the overall finish is woody and long-lasting with very little sharpness from the alcohol.
Traditionally, when enjoying a single malt scotch whisky like Glenlivet 12, you should steer away from mixers or anything that might dilute the whisky’s appealing and complex flavors (after all, after 12 years of aging in specialty oak barrels, it seems sacrilegious to alter the taste in any way). Opt for a tulip-shaped glass (a Glencairn or snifter glass will do) with a wide bulb and a narrow rim. This distinctive shape allows you plenty of room to swirl the scotch around the base while gently sipping from the mouth. Some suggest adding a small amount of water to your Glenlivet 12, a trick that helps release some of the spirit’s flavor.
A standard shot (about 1.5 ounces or 44mL) of Glenlivet 12-Year-Old Whisky contains a little less than 100 calories (about 97 calories to be exact), though the exact amount really depends on the size of your pour. Interestingly, the amount of liquid in a shot glass varies depending on which country you’re in. A single shot in Scotland is typically just 35 mL. Generally speaking, a single malt whisky or other high-end distilled spirit won’t be too heavy-handed in its calories — you’ll want to instead look out for overly sweet mixers or extra large portions.
There are many reasons that a bottle of the Glenlivet 12-Year-Old Whisky makes an excellent gift. It is considered one of the best “intro” scotches, meaning it’s appealing for a range of palettes, even those who don’t particularly enjoy the more traditional scotch expressions (usually because of their strong smoke and peat flavors). Glenlivet 12 is expertly balanced and smooth, and you can feel confident gifting a bottle.
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