Glen Grant 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New label
Bottle code
LR0/FC 01
Added on
17 sep 2017 7:47 pm by peatbogger

Average value

€ 35.50

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Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 12-year-old

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.53 points.

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    The engineered color is spot on optimal, almost sparkling bright gold.

    Not bad at all, but it's not very exciting, again that feeling of engineered to please the masses.
    • Nose
      Subdued, almost a little closed, but Speyside it is.

      Sweet, caramel, bourbon vanilla oak, over time turning more towards honey.

      Some apple, a little pear, rather unripe with a citric edge.

      A little greenery/fresh grass with a very soft hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Initial hit is a little thin, but there is an almost imediate build up of spice.

      Sweet, butterscotch, rich caramel.

      Some fruityness present, but again rather restrained, not the ripe juicy kind.
    • Finish
      Medium, might even stretch to medium+

      Rich and spicy, actually pleasantly hot.

      As the spice gives way there is a soft return of apples and pears.

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  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Wow, I'm really surprised: an average rating of 81.17 and I wonder if I'm wrong or missing something, but I think it's really tasty and without major flaws. For me, the bourbon aging could be a counterpart to GlenDronach 12 (sherry), Laphroaig Quater Cask (smoke) or Glenfiddich 12 (fruit). A simple and good standard that even people who have already tried a few things can still enjoy in an uncomplicated way. With an 81 I think of German Obstler whisky and this is just a round and delicious whisky that I can smell with pleasure.

    Tolerates a bit of water both in the nosing and on the palate and loses almost all edges as a result, but is still "nice".
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose has balanced aromas of apple pie and butter crumble, of course, honey is of course there too and I just can't find any disturbing faults.
      This is a basic dram, but the 43 percent is totally enough for the flavors on offer to be intense enough. But it shouldn't be more percentages here either, because otherwise it might actually have the error of sharpness.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The palate has a good mouthfeel, is sweetish with honey wheat, a dried light piece of wood, a little warm apple. Not anymore, but also here without disturbing elements. There shouldn't be more alcohol here either.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Well, don't expect too much here. But I won't be disappointed either.

  4. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Honey, fruit, graham, banana, marzipan.

    Palate: Honey, fruit, copper, pastry, taffy.

    Finish: med-Long -> Dark sweets, graham, char and fruit.

  5. Fulgencio scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Nose: Apple pie combined with pear and honey.
    Taste: confirms the nose, adding vainilla, and crunchy Apple cake base.
    Final: remains in the throat with a final sweet feeling...43%. very good for the price, 37 €....

  6. Jssssssss scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Strength: (5)
    Tonality: (4)
    Suddenly, the series is more like a floral plant... 3
    Honey cold water... 2
    The whole is brighter
    Taste & Finish
    Aroma: (5)
    Strength: (6)
    Tonality: (4)
    End rhyme: (5)
    The taste is rather sharp and some are clear
    Total: ( 87 )
    The aroma is more fresh than 10 years, but the taste is more obvious.

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. RR60 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    A Glenfiddich 12 challenger.

    Lighter and fruitier, maybe that's what make it just a little more interesting.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78


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