The Glenlivet 12 Year Illicit Still

Single Malt

The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

3.88
3 out of 5 stars
( 22 )

The Glenlivet 12 Year Illicit Still is part of the distillery's new series "The Original Stories", aimed at celebrating the brand's passion and originality. Bottled at a higher strength than the original The Glenlivet 12 Year, Illicit Still draws inspiration from the distillery's illicit past.

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Before founding Glenlivet, George Smith was said to have been illegally distilling whisky. Note: Not currently available in the US.

The Glenlivet 12 Year Illicit Still is part of the distillery's new series "The Original Stories", aimed at celebrating the brand's passion and originality. Bottled at a higher strength than the original The Glenlivet 12 Year, Illicit Still draws inspiration from the distillery's illicit past. Before founding Glenlivet, George Smith was said to have been illegally distilling whisky. Note: Not currently available in the US.

  • age
    12 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    48.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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.

Tasting Notes

"Jammy quince, plenty of vanilla and a touch of coconut shavings on the nose. Also a whiff of fresh strawberries and powdered sugar. Some faint herbal notes in the background and slightly perfume-y. An interestingly fruity arrival on the palate, mainly along the citrus variety, but also somewhat dry and fairly nutty. A fair spiciness in the background, mainly cloves and a pinch of cinnamon powder. This is very much a modern whisky paying homage to the early days of the distillery's existence."

Score 86
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