The 18 yr old can be enhanced with a less than an ounce of ginger ale but is not necessary. The 12 year old needs something, but to date I have found nothing to lessen the smokey flavor. In order not to confuse my palate, I drink it neat. The 15 year just tastes flat and old, and in my opinion, is a step above swill. The 21 should be drank on a cool eve, with a fine cigar (Rockey Patel Platinum or a Prince Phillip ( Churchhill) The 21 year old should be sipped lightly and with a purpose, neat.
FYI: I first heard of Glenlivit ordered by one of the characters on the American TV programme House of Cards (Season 1, Episode 13 24minutes in).
mo millerposted 3 years ago
I just purchased 2 750ml bottles of 12 year old Glenlivet at an estate sale. The only distinctive number on 1 bottle is 877090 - Does this number signify the date of distillation or other characteristic.