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WhiskyCritic Vs. The Glenlivet 12


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WhiskyCritic recently had the opportunity to review The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old, a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky whose reputation is longstanding as a decent and reliable whisky that also happens to be reasonably affordable. WC found no quarrel with any of these traits.

WC is a firm believer that any whisky tasting is at least partially influenced by the environment – if you are feeling good or the atmosphere is lively or positive, then the likelihood is that you will find an enjoyable whisky-drinking experience and vice versa for negative findings – and while the circumstances under which we retrieved The Glenlivet 12 from our bartender’s grasp were somewhat pleasant, the Speyside whisky did not do much to dampen any positive mood we may or may not have been already ensconced.

The Glenlivet 12 danced playfully on our tongues and what we detected to be tangy, citrus-y notes lingered and morphed into spicier notes like a professor in a lecture examining resonant frequencies of microwave cavities – but in a good way.

Overall, WC would award The Glenlivet 12 a solid 89 on a scale of 1-100. It is not going to cause you to perform backflips of joy upon the first taste or even with the lingering notes – but it does nothing to offend your sensibilities and the price point is usually extremely pleasant.


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