The Glenlivet 12 Year Old is a smooth, balanced and fruity Speyside Single Malt Whisky. This is labelled as Double Oak and the whisky is aged in American and European oak.
Glenlivet is a distillery near Ballindalloch in Moray, Scotland that produces single malt Scotch whisky. It is the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet. The distillery draws water from Josie’s Well and other springs a short distance from the distillery, the barley comes from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon and, lastly, Glenlivet’s stills are lantern shaped with long, narrow necks, all of which helps to produce a light tasting spirit. The distillery is owned by Pernod Ricard.
Representing The Glenlivet’s signature style, this classic malt is first matured in traditional oak, before spending time in American oak casks which impart notes of vanilla and gives the whisky it’s distinctive smoothness. The mineral-rich water that comes from Josie’s Well helps form the flavours during mashing and fermentation, whilst the specific height and width of the copper stills add a delicate yet complex character.
Colour: Bright, vibrant gold
Nose: Fruity and summery
Flavour: Delicately balanced with strong pineapple notes
Palate: Well-balanced and fruity, with strong pineapple notes
Finish: Long, creamy, smooth
Try with seared scallops.