THE GLENLIVET 12yo Licensed Dram
The Glenlivet 12 Years Licensed Dram. It’s the second limited edition from the distillery’s ‘The Original Stories’, a series that centers around the legend of George Smith.
Bottled at 48% abv.
Nose: Honey and touches of hazelnut followed by strawberry jam and port-stewed pears, but also whiffs of almonds and liquorice. Finally a tinge of orange zest and peaches.
Palate: A creamy mouthfeel and a sweet, honeyed arrival. First impression is malty, somewhat dry and nutty, and a bit of a spicy punch, white pepper, ginger and cloves. Also some herbal notes, but then finally apple peel and melon.
Finish: Lingering notes of crushed mint and sage. Ending on sweeter notes of honey and processed sugar.