Friday, April 26, 2019

The Glenlivet 12 year old First Fill Exclusive Edition


Today I am reviewing The Glenlivet 12 year old First Fill which is an exclusive and rare edition. It is the very first time Glenlivet has released its "First Fill" in the U.S. so it is very special in that sense. The reason it is called First Fill is because it is matured exclusively in the First Fill American Oak Casks. This is what gives them this extra flavor and character.  For a normal 12 year old Glenlivet the old whisky barrels are used for maturation however with First Fill it is matured in brand new ones. 

Vital Stats
The Glenlivet 12 year old First Fill Single Malt Scotch Whisky(Exclusive Edition) 
Price- $49.99
Age- 12 year old
Category- Exclusive First Fill Edition
ABV-  43.2%
Region- Speyside
Awards won- None found 

Tasting info- 
Serving glass- Glencairn glass

Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Golden amber

Aroma- Pleasant citrus aroma with vanilla,oak
Flavor- Smooth and silky flavor of oaks, creamy vanilla and marmalade
Finish- Very long and smooth. Taste of oak is lingering in the mouth for a long time.

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf 
This delicious pour of liquid simply delighted me beyond surprise.It is the best I had so far in the Glenlivet product line. The new oak barrel gives this whisky so much character. Very warm, flavorful and aromatic. This is absolutely a must have because the flavor is so much more complex than its regular 12 year old counterpart which is matured in old barrels.

What First Fill whisky have you tried? Share your experiences in the comments below. 
Always have a designated driver if you plan on drinking. As always Enjoy Responsibly. Cheer 🥃

2 comments:

  1. Intriguing! I shall have to try it. I've yet to try any of the Glenlivet offerings so this will be a good one to start with. I find it interesting that, unlike the various double oak/wood/cask offerings out there that add aging in American Oak barrels to the traditional Spanish Oak aging, this one skips the Spanish Oak altogether and goes straight for the American whiskey market head on!

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    1. Very well said BA. Yes the whisky is directly filled in new American Oak Barrels. I had never paid attention to the condition of the barrel i.e. old or new until I tasted this whisky. The powerful aroma and flavor is pure heaven.

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