My first tasting-The Glenlivet

Please bear with me for the first number of entries, they were my first explorations into trying to define whisky experiences and do not fully represent my tasting because I didn’t have the vocabulary to describe it yet.

Whisky-The Glenlivet


Type-Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 12 year old, 40% ABV

Appearance-Chardonnay to Sunlight, slow thin tears and no visible impurities.

Aroma-a sweet fruity aroma with a slight nose prickle.  Yes, there is a lot more to this whisky, but at the time I didn’t know how to describe it, I will be revisiting this again.

Taste-smooth, pleasantly oily, hints of citrus, sweet, some wood and hints of grapes and raisins.

With Water-at the time I had trouble understanding the difference, but I did note some of the flavors were softened while others were able to shine through.

Finish-slightly drying, medium finish, warming a bit, very smooth.

Verdict-Again-this was and continues to be a good whisky, it will always have a special place in my heart being the first whisky I attempted to describe.


About whiskyben

I am a gamer, musician, business man, and lover of whiskey! While I have many passions, whiskey is at the forefront and I look for any opportunity to discuss and imbibe it!
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