Since 1824, The Glenlivet distillery in Moray, Scotland, has produced one of the most famous malts globally – The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Double Oak Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. This whiskey has called a lot of things: smooth, fruity, complex, sophisticated, entertaining, and classic. The Original Malt Whiskey Almanac says: ""A first-class malt. One of the most popular malts in the world – deservedly so."" Representing The Glenlivet's signature style, this classic malt has first matured in traditional oak before spending time in American oak casks, which impart vanilla notes and gives the whiskey it's distinctive smoothness. The mineral-rich water that comes from Josie's Well helps form the flavors during mashing and fermentation, while the specific height and width of the copper stills add a delicate yet complex character.
The Glenlivet 12 Years of Age Single Malt Scotch Whiskey offers aromas of honeysuckle and summertimes fruits, along with notes of fresh pineapple and bitter cocoa on the palate. It has a rich, creamy finish filled with lasting touches of hazelnuts and marzipan. It has a vibrant gold hue with a summery nose. Its palate is well balanced with forwarding tropical fruit notes. It's best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or with a little water added. At the finish, you'll savor a smooth creaminess with hints of fresh hazelnuts and marzipan.
Pair The Glenlivet with seafood dishes, such as seared scallops, to bring out the best characteristics in both. Even if you've never tasted a malt whiskey before, it will make anyone a fan. Keep a bottle on hand for every occasion. Enjoy!