Glenlivet 12 American
The entry level bottling from the illustrious Glenlivet distillery at Speyside's heart, aged for 12 years. The archetypal Speyside dram, honey and orchard fruit driven.
The nose is full and rich. There is a sweet creamy vanilla with warm pastries and toffee, fudge notes and aniseed. A strong toasty cereal notes emerges with a touch of oak. The palate is quite thick and warm. There is a thick aniseed note with dried peels and fudge. The finish is long and warming.
Wish it had 46%
This delicious lady is a kind of a younger Nadurra (ie.16YO) but lacks the power of its bigger sister I'm afraid.
16th February 2010