Glenlivet 12 Year Double Oak
Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland
Reviewed July 25, 2021 (edited October 2, 2021)
Finishing a bottle I’ve had since 2015..before the label update. Nose: faint vanilla and sweet wood, sweet ripe pears and Fuji apples Palate: the fruits are so delicately layered with the wood. There are no sharp changes in the palate just graceful transitions. Smooth as a 12 year olds face before their raging hormones turn their face into something that resembles the geography of the surface of the moon. Finish: the ripe pear transitions into artificially sweet pear juice from a plastic jug and slightly salty honey I don’t remember what this runs a bottle but is a solid into to scotch for someone who is transitioning from clear spirits, or for a Crown drinker who wants to feel less trashy for on a special occasion. Nothing to write home about but I’d gladly accept a pour if someone was offering.
I will also accept a pour of the Glenlivet. Perfect for drinking in large company or at home when you just want a drink and not want to “taste”
While not amazing on any level its a marked step up from crown imo