Glenlivet 12 Year Old Licensed Dram Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Speyside
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: Pernod Ricard
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: The Glenlivet
  • Age Statement: 12
  • Chill Filtered: No
  • Alcohol % ABV: 48
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Average Price (2023) £: 49.95
  • Colour Description: Bright, vibrant gold
  • Colour Status: Coloured
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Cask Maturation / Finish: 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon / 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100
  • Whisky Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Value Score : 96 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: No Packaging
  • Bottled / Released Date: 2021
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Special Release
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The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Licensed Dram

The second addition to The Original Stories series from The Glenlivet! This expression follows The Glenlivet 12 Year Old - Illicit Still, and celebrates the next chapter in the history of the distillery's founder George Smith. After years of illicit distilling, Smith became one of the first to gain a license to legally distill Scotch following the passing of the 1823 Excise Act. Matured for 12 years in a combination of American and European oak, we reckon he'd be rather proud of this splendid Speysider.


Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Fresh apricot and summer fruits with a drizzle of honey and delicate dustings of spice.

Palate: The honeyed sweetness continues on the palate, joined by buttery oak and creamy vanilla. Nutty malt rests comfortably at the core.

Finish: Warming cinnamon, a touch of root ginger, and anise arrive, though rich caramel remains.

Whisky Resource Note

While the Illicit Still release is on The Glenlivet website, the Licensed Dram does not appear.

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