I'm fond of the regular 12 YO ?
I recently got the Glenlivet French Oak Finish for $29.99 (U.S.) and at that
price it is really worth getting in. It's delicate (some would say "light")
but has nice complex honeyish overtones and that satisfyingly slatey
At Whisky Live in London I tried the 12, 12FO, 15, 18 and 21. Now I've
tasted a lot of whisky but I'm no connoisseur - I don't get hollyhocks and
marmalade etc. But FWIW this was my view:
12 - always have liked this, sweet, smooth and yet full of flavour, classic
12FO - darker, spicier, quite similar - I wouldn't bother
15 - richer, more sherry, my favourite
18 - spicier than the 15 but impressive
21 - lighter, more flowery nose, sweeter than the others
Keep in mind that I'd probably tasted about 25 whiskies before I got to this
I felt that they were all very much of the house style. I've had different
expressions from other distilleries that are markedly different in colour,
nose, taste and finish but not these. The same was true of the Aberlours
(10, 12 & 16) - except for a'bunadh, which is just in a world of its own
(again just in my, somewhat unsphisticated, opinion).
"The Man With No Idea"
I will get me a bottle of that.
Even if one only sips at them you are bound to get a bit intoxicated in a
session like that aren't you ?
Thanks for your input.
If it isn't broken, don't "fix" it --
Well don't spend a lot of money just on my recommendation - but if you do
get some I'd love to hear what you thought of it.
Yes (I ended up tasting about 40) I was somewhat intoxicated. I really did
sample small amounts but that's not really a good thing.
I think more significant than the intoxication is that there was probably an
anaesthetic effect too.
You're very welcome.