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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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

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.
Ratings & Reviews
Logan
Logan,
All around great scotch. Not much for smells, but great mild smokey flavor and fruit.
 
Kent
Kent,
Smooth, flavorful, not that interesting though... with a hint of chemically aftertaste.
 
Liz
Liz,
Standard speyside with nothing unexpected.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Smooth with a nice finish
 
Seth
Seth,
Smooth and Smokey with a decent amount of peat. It’s what scotch should taste like. It’s a great scotch in the price range but definitely not as good as the special releases.
 
Mitchell
Mitchell,
By far my favorite liquor
 
Miguel
Miguel,
Sweet and easy to drink. One of my favorites
 
Scott
Scott,
its ok
 
Tom
Tom,
Smokey but not very noteworthy otherwise. At least no negative after taste.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Easy drinking speyside. Great with dinner or just after.
 
Mark
Mark,
Honey flavors light on the nose
 
Jacqueline
Jacqueline,
Sooooooo drinkable
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Great for whiskey sours
 
Jared
Jared,
This is my go to scotch when money is tight.
 
Demetrios
Demetrios,
Like it for utility scotch
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Love it
 
Jerry
Jerry,
Pronounced alcohol aroma, initial alcohol bite and some lingering bite after swallowing. Slight peat. Drinkable but not my favorite, cheap enough though.
 
John
John,
This is a great whisky but the going price is $25 $35
Jared
Jared,
Your thinking of the regular Glenlivet 12. This is a "first fill" bottle.
guest
guest,
Very smooth. Preferred on the rocks. Fairly priced.
 
Tyson
Tyson,
Subtle flavors, seems light and playful.
 
Dora
Dora,
Liked it
 
Steven
Steven,
Smooth with a delicious flavor.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Great standard scotch. A solid house whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
It’s good!!! 🥃
 
Kirit
Kirit,
Just
 
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