The Glenlivet 12 Year
The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland
When The Glenlivet was first established (legally, that is) in 1824, they produced only 200 liters per week. That sum has grown to a whopping 10.5 million liters annually. It is safe to say that you've at least seen the bottle behind most bars you've been to around the world, if not consumed it. With a volume on par with the size of a blue whale, consistency is everything.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"There are times that you want an über complex, confounding, whisky to consume. And sometimes you just want a drink. The Glenlivet has pleasant aromas of toasted cereal, pears, and honey. The finish has more honey and vanilla but the whisky doesn't stay with you for the long haul. And that's okay. "