Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.99/100
votes
194
Whiskybase ID
WB142592
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
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Bottle code
LPCN 1033
Barcode
4005971767156
Added on
12 nov 2019 5:26 pm by schengel10
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37.63

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

20 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.99 points.

  1. OJK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice fruits, toffee and nutty vanilla on the nose. A bit thin on the palate, mainly on vanilla and orange oil, but the finish is longer and has more kick than you expect, with the fruits and toffee coming back along with spices, chocolate and black pepper. Pretty simple but also pretty drinkable and enjoyable for a mass produced whisky.

  2. Sajmon scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Fruity, oak, vanilla... good whisky for good price!
    • Nose
      78 78
      sweet, apple, pear, oak, corn
    • Taste
      79 79
      oak, corn, vanilla, hints of apple
    • Finish
      78 78
      vanilla, wood, medium long, bitter

  3. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Barley sweetness, some bourbon, some fairground.
    • Taste
      Fruity, slightly sweet, then oak, some bourbon notes... slightly bitter and slightly marzipan.
    • Finish
      sweet oak.

  4. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  5. MRadecki scored this whisky 58 points Member Senior

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  6. MRadecki scored this whisky 58 points Member Senior

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  7. MarcinCh scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, lots of honey, vanilla. Lots of fruit. Fresh, but not green. Closest to peach, maybe apricot. Minimal noticeable alcohol.
    • Taste
      Sweet, honey, but not as sweet as the nose. A little bit of spices and ripe fruit - peach. Slightly spicy, but spicy, reasonably pleasant. There is some oak.
    • Finish
      Sweetness, honey, ripe fruit - peaches and spices. A little oak comes out, but the bitterness is not too high. Maybe even a little walnut. Medium-long to long finish.

  8. MonkeChef scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Good quality for the price.
    • Nose
      Sweet, apples, lemongrass, hard candy, pear, floral note, vanilla, honey, canned pineapple, lime, banana jellies.
    • Taste
      sweet, apple, pineapple, peach, honey, vanilla, lemongrass,
    • Finish
      medium, sweet, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, apple, citrus, honey, pineapple

  9. Buscator scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

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

  10. MrDvorak scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 80pts – |80 – 82 (B-) → Okay| — No major flaws, worth tasting.
    • Nose
      79 79
      The nose has a simple and quite empty profile with domination of fruits and butter with hints of chocolate.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The taste is spicy, off-dry, pretty simple but neat with soft notes of peaches followed by licorice and chocolate again.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The finish is short and slightly tannic with fruity sweetness and hints of nuts and chocolate.

  11. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A simple cask made whisky that is saved by the chocolate in the tail.
    • Nose
      Bourbon, faint butter, pears, honey melon, echoes of some teen perfume. Pencils. Sadly the double casking wipes out the identity of the spirit.
    • Taste
      Bland, but not outright bad. Faint milk chocolate rubs shoulders with pears, muscat, faint ethanol, and cucumber. Licorice allsorts (Panda candy licorice) comes to mind, and beneath it, a slightly unpleasant, boozy malty undercurrent. Every time I catch the milk chocolate note, I'm happy, but otherwise this is artificial and uninteresting.
    • Finish
      Sweet and staying. Corn, pears, and again that milk chocolate.

  13. Mapl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  14. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Smell: In the farm restaurant in the early summer, the blue sky is covered with thin clouds, and the gentle breeze is gentle. I hold the rocking chair and look at the green plants. I smell the pink and crisp green apples, the sweet farm honey, and the warm aroma of malt. Fresh and pleasant, outright cheerful

    Drink: Shun! Plump and soft! The powdery tannin politely propped up a skeleton in the mouth, and the aroma of malt and apple gently wrapped around the skeleton, like eating a piece of apple, very pleasing

    Feeling: It’s absolutely right that Glenlivet is called Spey’s benchmark. This is simply a swordsman online game. Hosting your young lady in Xinshou Village, kindly and tenderly tell you everything about Spey, and show you. Look at the flowers, fruits and malt, and then taste the full and smooth taste. This experience is great. If you have friends who want to come to the world of whisky, don't forget to recommend this young lady

  15. mema82 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  16. Collegiate scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    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.

  17. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  18. rolabob scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  19. g00se scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    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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