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Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.95/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Oak
Bottled
29.07.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
European Oak & American Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
LPCN 1033
Barcode
4005971767156
Added on
12 Nov 2019 5:26 pm by schengel10
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 36.67

4 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.95 points

  1. Collegiate scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    New livery and the first time I’ve had this bottle since I first started drinking whisky with this bottle 10 years ago. Nose is very pleasant fruity and sweet barley, but I really have to stick my nose into the glass to pull anything out of it. On the palette, this starts off super soft and watery. The 40% abv isn’t doing this one any favours. Citrus fruits and honey. On the finish it gets more bite and becomes more salty and savoury.
    A basic malt in every sense. Based on flavours and aromas, a straight up 80 pointer. However, I really do have to dock it a few points for the weak watery texture.
    For Cdn $63/£37, there are better values to be had for the money.

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. g00se scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I like the new version. Similar to the old 12yo OB, but the fuselal carbon influence is even less. PGV outstanding at € 25 in April 2020!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet and fruity. Honey, vanilla, overripe fruits such as peach and oranges and a light glue note from the bourbon barrel.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Light body but viscous. In the mouth, the fruits dominate, the sweetness is less present here, but a spicy oak note moves into the foreground.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short, dry finish. Here you unfortunately notice the youth, because here the whisky lacks perseverance.

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/old-rare-2020-young-old-old-old/

    Remember the 12yo disappeared for a while? Founders Reserve proved no match and back came the 12yo.

    C: Would you believe that? There is indeed a firm family resemblance between this current 12yo and that amazing 1938 cask sample. Other than that, this contemporary bottling would need 20 more years in cask and 40 more in glass for there to be any reasonable further comparisons. This 12yo is very fair whisky in its own right.

  6. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 814: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOEpO4rCnZg (85/100).

    "The nose on this single malt is just delightful, particularly in the fact there's only bottled at 40%."

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