Fruity with a tad of gunpowder on the nose, this is a tasty fruit bomb (I take credit for that term) with some deeper spiced custard notes. I've been liking these older Glenlivets more and more, worth a try even if you don't like the 12 year.
[Sidenote: In my opinion, which is probably jaded but whatever, you shouldn't judge any distillery on its 10 or 12 year standard release. As our recent Diageo meeting illustrated, you'll be pleasantly surprised when you try a cask strength 20 year from just about any distillery. Sure that's a sweeping generalization, but again, whatever.]