Glen Ness 12 Year

Glen_Ness_12Region: Highland
Price:  $$
Class:  50% Nautical, 50% Bean Bag
Rating: 3- / 5

Best consumed by Phillipe Cousteau, in a bean bag
chair, in a submersible, wearing a smoking track suit,
hunting the elusive narwhal.

Pros, Cons and Neutralities

+: Cheap
+: Clever wording on packaging that does not actually describe the product itself: “selected oak casks” & “the highlands are recognized”
+: Prominent image of a stag
: Garbage font
: Twist cap
N: 80 proof

Culling of the Copy

Glen Ness has been matured for 12 years in selected oak casks to enhance the tasting characteristics giving a round, elegant, palate with hints of peat and a very smooth finish.

G.L.O.: More like a flat palate and strong hints of peat.

The Word(s) on the Street

adjectives: nice bouquet, not especially complex, gamey aftersmell, uncivilized, strong hits of peat, some bite

“A little sweeter. (relative to the Glenlivet 12)”

“The finish is kind of molested.”

“Captures the spectrum of desert-dehydrated (auto-filtered) urine – which is to say, it’s dark colored.”

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