The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Glenlivet
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • apple
  • ginger
  • fruit
  • sweet
  • smoky
  • floral

The Glenlivet

12 Year Old First Fill (0.75l, 40%)
Price $44.99

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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. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Glenlivet
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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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  • honey
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • apple
  • ginger
  • fruit
  • sweet
  • smoky
  • floral
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
In Holland, The Glenlivet has adopted the slogan 'Discover the single malt that started it all'.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
In Holland, The Glenlivet has adopted the slogan 'Discover the single malt that started it all'.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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