Region: 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
+: 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.”