Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Original Stories - Illicit Still
Stated Age
12 years old
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
LKRP4778 2020/10/07
nl Netherlands
Added on
18 Feb 2021 10:44 pm by Mories

Average value

€ 46.83

4 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

180 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The smell is very classic. Once again it is confirmed for me that Glenlivet smells like whisky generally smells to me. For me, Glenlivet is the representative for Scotch Single Malt Whisky. If someone asked me what does whisky smell like, I could answer: like Glenlivet. I like that.
    The taste goes perfectly with the nose and reflects what it promises. The finish is a little less complex but rounds everything off nicely.
    Well done Glenlivet.
    • Nose
      Peach, freshly felled wood, vanilla, autumn leaves, a little orange, in the background a little grass, pepper, grain
    • Taste
      Starts out mild, but develops strong, sweet and piquant at the same time, again peach and orange, some chocolate with orange peel, malt, bread, peach jam, apple
    • Finish
      Wood, sweet, honey, delicate bitterness, bitter orange, grain, satisfactorily long

  2. AnnEm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Simple (but not too easy either!) A totally pleasing, extremely appealing pleasure.
    • Nose
      Very attractive malty roasted aromas spread out voluminously and expansively. There is also juicy orange and a very fine barrel flavor. A successful interaction. Everything is in perfect balance.
    • Taste
      It is fruity-malty with a nice crunchy bite. Again I have sweet and juicy orange and well-dosed oak aromas. It never becomes too bitter, it always remains very nicely malted with barley.
    • Finish
      The same goes on in terms of aroma. Creamy, chocolatey milk, it covers the entire oral cavity. Lively, always relaxed fruit acidity and freshness strike me as particularly positive. In the back, for me, it is pleasantly discreet in the direction of raspberry chewing gum. A pleasantly sweet ending.

  3. molpet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Dominik Braun has described this whisky very well. This is way better than any of the Glenlivet's dilluted 12y expressions targetting beginners. I love the complexity, oily texture, and most of all the fair price (becomes very rare nowadays, unfortunately). Well done, Glenlivet!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nicely integrated alcohol, which transports the aromas well. Especially the peach notes
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 48%
    Aroma: Honey, flowers, a little heavier. Cedar, creaminess, vanilla profiteroles, butter cookies. (85 b)
    Taste: Honey, heavier floral impression, mild windiness. (84 b)
    Points: 84/100
    Summary: Tasted at the Whisky Festival 2021 in Malá Morávka.

  6. jvanopstal scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A nice and full flavoured whisky
    • Nose
      78 78
      Orange, oak, honey and lots of vanilla
    • Taste
      79 79
      A bit creamy and sweet with orange, chocolate and vanilla
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium long with oak and some sweetness

  7. Grumpy_Henry scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Vanilla bomb whisky

  8. HerrRossi scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Well done Pernod Ricard.
    Age specification, non chill filtered, 48% and that for 41, - € (July 2021).
    As if from a long time ago.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nice fruity nose that needs some time in the glass to shed its coat. Ripe pears with a hint of almond yoghurt. Malty sweetness, berries, lots to discover. You have to deal with it.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fresh, clear and malty. Clear Speyside notes. Fruit, sweetness, some pickled ginger and zest. A malt for my friends, for my good friends, to start a tasting evening.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length, with no surprises. The impression of the mouth extends into the throat. Stay sweet, little oak. At the end a light citrus-like bitterness.

      A real snapper for the money!

  9. ErictenNapel scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Fresh & fruity, pear, floral. Everything happens, not spectacular but nicely balanced. Accessible, tasty whisky

  10. dominikbraun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Orange blossoms, nectarines, peaches, jam, spices, forest honey, wet wood. Relatively light and creamy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Freshly ground spices, orange peel, orange oil, dark chocolate, green and red apples.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slightly dry wood and oak, light fruits, overall long.


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