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The opening salvo of the Glenlivet range, named in honour of the distillery's founder, George Smith. It's classic Glenlivet, with a creamy and fruity character bolstered by the use of first-fill American oak to mature some of the whisky.Tasting Notes (2)
Tasting notes by Stuart P
Very clean and fresh, with notes of grass, freshly cut apples and pear drops, enriched by a rich toffee character. Slight floral note, with menthol and custard-tart notes.
The gentle fruitiness continues on to the palate, with pear the dominant note, accompanied by a refreshing mintiness. Very soft texture and mouthfeel with no rough edges. Easy to drink.
Soft, fruity and whistle-clean.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Delicate aromas of citrus fruit, notably sweet orange.
Sweet, fruit notes of zesty oranges and pears, with a hint of candy, toffee apples. Well-balanced and exceptionally smooth.
Long, creamy and smooth.
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3.5. Pleasant dram. Nothing overpowering. You can tell there is some young liquid in here particularly on the nose which carries a little too much alcohol. As with many NAS drams, improves with resting and maybe a bit of ice (shock horror!). Hilarious reading these reviews though. My favourite comments are: - "a good starting whisky", subtly boasting that the reviewer is a seasoned veteran with a highly tuned palate, more used to complex flavours - "there are better blends out there", well yeah... there are some incredible blends out there. - "tastes watered down", well yeah!...its bottled at 40% which means the distillery almost certainly (as with any 40% bottling) added purified water when bottling... watering it down. While I'm at it - please stop slating people for adding water or ice to their dram. Its great. Also - stop harping on about the peatiness coming from the water, its nonesense. Thank you please
I drink it and I like it. But it’s too short on the finish and missing half of the palate. It is a bottle of all of the elements I love about Glenlivet, but too fast and not enough. With no pause in between.
A nice way to enter the single malts world and not just on the price. This is a smooth, gentle and fresh whisky with sweet citric nose notes, specially orange. It has a soft creamy mouthfill and keeps the orange promise with a middle persistence, also apple and candy tastes can be noticed. The finish stays on the smooth range with a spicy touch. On a sunny day, at the beach or by the pool this bottle will work for everyone, specially the non initiated and that's what I guess is the focus of this expression.
A pleasant drop of whisky without a wow factor. Get grass and pears on the nose and palate, with a smooth finish I would expect from a speyside. Not a patch on the aged statement from the same distillery, but then didn't really expect it to be. Nice enough but would thoroughly recommend paying a little more for the 12yo.
It is a good whiskey smooth at the beginning but it has some not so pleasant aftertaste that doesnt last long but its still there and just for that i give this one 3 stars.
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