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The Glenlivet 12 Year*Packaging may vary

The Glenlivet 12 Year

Scotch Whisky /40% ABV / Scotland




Product Details

Category
Scotch Whisky
Region
Scotland
ABV
40%
Years Aged
12

Product Description

Since 1824, The Glenlivet distillery in Sepyside, Scotland, has produced one of the most famous malts in the world – The Glenlivet 12 Year. This Speyside single malt Scotch whisky boasts a delicate balance of sweet summer fruits and spring flowers. You will also notice aromas of pineapple, pear, toasted cereal and honey, the latter of which shows up again on the finish. The Glenlivet distilled in pots that still use 100 percent malted barley. It is then aged in traditional European and bourbon-seasoned American oak casks to bring forth the delectable flavors. Despite being produced in Scotland, The Glenlivet is the bestselling malt whisky in the United States. It is also the second-best single malt in the world, so you know you're buying the good stuff! No other malt whisky has the legendary status enjoyed by The Glenlivet 12 Year. Its smooth character and tropical fruity notes make it a first-class malt, along with the mineral-rich spring water drawn from the distillery's historic well. So, what does "single malt" mean, anyway? Single malt whisky is simply a malted whisky that has been made from a single distillery. As for the malted part, the whisky is made using malted grains as opposed to unmalted ones. According to Scotch Whisky Regulations, single malt Scotch whisky must be made with malted barley, distilled in a single distillery using pot stills and aged for at least three years. The Glenlivet, being a 12-year Scotch, is aged for 12. It's also a Speyside single malt Scotch, which means that it's produced in the River Spey region in northeastern Scotland. The Glenlivet 12 Year is a vibrant gold hue with a summery nose. Since its palate is well balanced with forward tropical fruit notes, it's best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or with a little water added. At the finish, you'll savor a smooth creaminess with hints of fresh hazelnuts and marzipan. Pair The Glenlivet with seafood dishes, such as seared scallops, to bring out the best characteristics in both. Even if you've never tasted a malt whisky before, The Glenlivet will make anyone a fan. Buy The Glenlivet 12 Year online at a great price through Drizly and have it delivered directly to your door or pick it up in store.

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  • Sascha K.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 14 2021
    Verified Buyer

    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.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 2 2021
    Verified Buyer

    great drink

  • Phillip
    Verified Buyer
    Oct 18 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Exceptional value! This 12 year double oak has been rated 90-95 points, and has surprising complexity for the price. Highly recommend.

  • SIGuy
    Reviewed at theglenlivet.com
    Sep 11 2021
    Reviewed at theglenlivet.com

    This is yet another light drinking scotch from Glenlivet. Smooth, easy drinking, prune/raisin/cocoa flavor, but in a light way, that then runs into a mix of charred oak and raw oak tannins at about the same time. It's not as complex as that sounds, but it's fun to drink.

  • Lou h.
    Verified Buyer
    Sep 11 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Very good especially at this price point !!

  • Brandy M.
    Verified Buyer
    Aug 26 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Perfection--delicious--smooth--would definitely recommend

  • Alecia E.
    Verified Buyer
    Jun 23 2021
    Verified Buyer

    My husband said it's smooth and very easy on the palate

  • Daniel
    Verified Buyer
    Jun 10 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Probably one of the best scotches I’ve ever tried and literally bought numerous bottles of this particular one because of it’s unique taste and not it’s harsh afterglow.

  • crazylopaz
    Reviewed at theglenlivet.com
    Jun 7 2021
    Reviewed at theglenlivet.com

    Very smooth and love how clean it taste when it gets to my tongue. All time favourite

  • Bandit Bob
    Reviewed at theglenlivet.com
    May 28 2021
    Reviewed at theglenlivet.com

    Started out on 12 year old Blinded Scotch 35 years ago, graduated on 12 year old Glenlivet 15 years later. My saying is never turn down a chance to try something new.

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FAQs

Yes, whiskey is gluten-free, thanks to the distillation process used to make it. The Celiac Disease Foundation concluded that it can safely be considered gluten-free, though it’s still possible that some people with high gluten sensitivity or celiac disease could have a reaction to whiskeys created from certain grains.
Whiskey can include a large number of different distilled spirits made from fermented grain mash — usually cereal grains like rye, barley malt, wheat and corn. The drink undergoes aging in wooden containers, most often oak.
One of the reasons whiskey is so popular is that there’s no single way to enjoy it. There’s the purist route — straight and neat, no mixers, no ice — but what fun is being a purist? You can add water to it, which can enhance certain bottles’ flavors or you can add it with other ingredients to make delicious mixed drinks. It’s the foundation of the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the Whiskey Sour and many others.