The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill

The Glenlivet

12 Year Old First Fill

(0.7l, 40%)


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A Single Malt pleasure to the eye, nose, and palate.

George Smith was running an illegal still on the estate of the Duke of Gordon in the wee early 1800’s — who he supplied with the occasional dram. The Duke sponsored legislation in 1823 that made whiskey distilling legal in the UK, it just so happens that George Smith was the first one granted a license. Today Glenlivet is one of the “Big Three” Single Malt producers. Their Whiskies are Speyside and the water for the mash comes famously from “Josie’s Well” nearby. Glenlivet produces a wide variety of Single Malt agings and cask combinations, with the remaining spirit an indispensable component in some of the most famous blends.

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill is normally a Travel Retail exclusive — meaning that you could previously only buy it in airports and on cruise ships. So it’s not surprising that die-hard Glenlivet fans haven’t tasted it yet. What sets the 12 yo “First Fill” apart is that — although it’s common to reuse casks many times — all of the Whisky has been aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. It makes the flavors more intense. Treating the masterful Glenlivet Single Malt this way results in a truly impressive aroma and texture for a complete Single Malt experience. 

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  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    The Glenlivet
  • Age
    12 Year Old

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vanilla
honey
smoky
spicy
ginger
dry
syrup
grassy
cinnamon
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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Bursting with stone fruits and autumn harvests with florals and honey

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sultanas, vanilla, more florals, and a hint of ginger

Finish
Dry and clean with a lingering spice element
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