The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

An old best friend flew in from the west coast, which is always a reason to celebrate Rob and I had hours to reconnect and trade stories and life experiences, and what better way to do so than over a drink?

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old, from The Glenlivet distillery, near Ballindalloch in Moray, Scotland. An affordable, common, single malt scotch whiskey, aged for 12 years, first in white oak barrels, then in European oak barrels.

Apparently I’m still a whiskey, rye and bourbon man – most scotches don’t do anything for me. The Glenlivet has a smooth mouthfeel. It’s great that this was not aged too long – some aged whiskies have an oakiness to them, which their manufacturers try to pass off as a feature, yet which is clearly more of a bug.  There wasn’t any astringency, harshness, or off-putting aromatics. It’s a typical scotch, and I can see why people might it. But just not my thing.



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