Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.17/100
votes
217
Whiskybase ID
WB194609
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Original Stories - Licensed Dram
Bottled
28.09.2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st fill ex-Bourbon + 1st fill ex-O.Sherry
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKRR5983
Barcode
5000299633199
Added on
28 oct 2021 9:08 pm by DerSchreckliche

Average value

€ 49.43

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

45 users have left 45 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.17 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is a (small) step up from last year's Glenlivet 12 Years Illicit Still. In my book at least.
    • Nose
      There's lots of fudge, some honey and touches of hazelnut. That's followed by strawberry jam and port-stewed pears, but also whiffs of almonds and liquorice. Finally a tinge of orange zest and peaches.
    • Taste
      A creamy mouthfeel and a sweet, honeyed arrival. First impression is malty, somewhat dry and nutty, and a bit of a spicy punch. Think white pepper, ginger and cloves. Also some herbal notes, but then finally apple peel and melon.
    • Finish
      Lingering notes of crushed mint and sage. Ending on sweeter notes of honey and processed sugar.

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  3. PariLevi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. whiskyfuchs scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. 11insomnium scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The floral sweetness from the nose turns into more tart notes in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Sweetness with mild fruitiness, fresh, grain and apple, some floral perfume, fine oak notes
    • Taste
      Dry white wine, slightly bitter, less sweet, vanilla, some piquant spice, oak
    • Finish
      Dark, piquant oak spice with distant fruit notes, delicate sweetness

  6. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not quite as powerful on the palate but definitely more intense in terms of fruit and sweetness. Rather creamy mouthfeel with light fruits, malt and cereals. In the nose I still have roasted aromas of roasted almonds and some chocolate.

    I like it too. Nice tasty malt.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Smell: initially very present alcohol, with air dtl. approachable malty grainy note, freshly cut wood, bitter orange, almonds, apricot

    Taste: alcohol present again, bitter almond tone, wood spice, cocoa, German. peppery, according to anise note, medium Reverberation, again with dtl. wood seasoning

    Colour: red copper, medium water's edge, clear

    Conclusion: First of all, it needs some air - then you have a nice Speysider with rough edges at a snapper price in the glass ...

  8. omnts scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N&T from 04/12/2022 (http://classicdram.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=105348#p105348)
    Conclusions. It differs quite a lot from Illicit Still in profile, and is also perceived as younger than it due to incomplete alcohol compensation. The scent is just so fresh. The influence of sherry in Licensed Dram is much greater than that of its colleague, primarily in the aroma. In contrast, Illicit Still stands out with bright fruity and creamy notes and overall looks more delicate and better balanced. True, in a day "Legal Drum" in terms of delicacy and balance noticeably approached its partner. However, I still liked Illicit Still more - the forbidden fruit is sweet! Seriously though, it's a matter of taste, of course. Category 4+, in points 85.
    • Nose
      Aroma: quite intense and rich, and in the first place I would put all-pervading freshness along with wine motives. The alcohol is stronger than in Illicit Still, which creates a feeling of some immaturity of spirits. Weakens only after a few sips. Unlike the "illegal" brother of the series, seasoned sherry casks appear here immediately. The bourbon component is somewhat in the shade. Wine, woody-vegetable, spicy, floral and wax tones prevail. There are relatively few sweets. Mostly dry Oloroso type sherry, green grass, fresh sawdust, slightly tart nuts, fudge, modest notes of raisins and boiled dried fruits, some honey and vanilla. After several sips, it is simplified to the level of taste - only the prevailing tones remain. It is perceived at about the same level as Illicit Still, but I liked the latter more, both with its profile and captivating delicacy.
    • Taste
      Taste: Quite powerful. Initially alcoholic and peppery, but softens with subsequent sips. At the first moment, there is a lot of sweetness and an abundance of moderately hot spices (cinnamon, ginger), lush creamy shades and a decent amount of jam. Then a little honey and vanilla, perfume, resinous wax and nut motifs, dry moderately tart spicy herbs, traces of anise, sawdust. At the end, some tannins with a little bitterness. After a few sips, it becomes quite rounded and soft. In line with the fragrance, but the latter is more refined and richer. Unlike Illicit Still, it is more woody-nutty and waxy, but significantly less fruity and creamy.
    • Finish
      Finish: medium length, peppery-warming, sweetish, light creamy undertones, spicy sawdust. At the end, moderately dry and tart oak with bitterness, clear traces of organic sulfur.

  9. Drum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    At first I thought: "Well...", but the finish is great and I really like it! Sherry keeps a low profile and the bourbon cask can't hide! I'm curious to see how it develops in the bottle. And it's tasty, did I mention that? No? Is he!
    • Nose
      Malty, soft and honey with clear white wine and punch notes, oak and wood for me. An indefinite floral component and fruits that I can not name more precisely. There are also roasted aromas and caramel, the bourbon cask cannot hide.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, again punch and white wine aromas. It's bitter in the mouth than I would have thought when I sniffed it. Oranges and orange peel, lots of oak and wood. In the mouth it is astringent and dry, I can still see burned bread crusts in my mind's eye.
    • Finish
      Warm and mild, cereals, burnt bread crusts and at the same time sweet pastries (with burnt edges). The oak makes itself felt sweet and tart - without drifting into the bitter! When I exhale, I have Angelshare in my nose intensely... and then it gets oily. When I close my eyes I stand in a barrel store. That's great!

  10. kikist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Hmm for me better then most affordable Glenlivets . Will say good value for money (really few whisky at 48% and 12YO which I can enjoy for about 40 Euros in my area).
    It get little bit more polished after about 30-40 minutes in the glass).
    Just as personal thing, I would prefer little bit more burbon influence over sherry (maybe I should try Illich stills), there are some rye notes which I actually really hate! but for 40 euros in this moment I can go over it!
    Water mellows whisky down but also brings some bitter oak tannins at front so I prefer it neat.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet honey, musty, caramel, creamy/oily, little bit of walnuts, hints of coconuts, hints of bee wax, plain biscuit cake, yarrow
    • Taste
      74 74
      Neat:
      fresh, tick,  touch of oak, little bit of chemical sourness, grannie smith apple juice

      With some water added:
      Alcohol disappears but oak bitterness comes to front, light rye notes
    • Finish
      75 75
      medium in length, creamy mouth feel
      peaches, oak, light chocolate, significant amount of caramel, some rye notes

  11. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Very pleasant, balanced. After the Illicit Stills, the second special bottling from Glenlivet with a great PLV.
    • Nose
      Some fruit with apple, nice spicy oak, honey, slightly nutty, clearly pungent alcohol at the beginning.
      Pleasant and balanced. Later still nice vanilla, cookie dough.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel. Malt, honey, some yellow fruit, over time fine tannins settle on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Medium length, some peach, spiciness, hazelnut, slightly coated tongue, without bitterness.

  13. S_S scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Bottled at 48%, this gives the bottling room to experiment and supports the aroma profile. Positive.

    The nose is very good for 12 years. A little wood, grilled banana, red berry jam, orange, raisins, cinnamon, ia dark fruity odor note. In the background a small alcohol flag. At 48% and 12 years young, normal.

    Taste: 48% tingling on the tongue, oak wood, ginger, sweet, spicy, becoming dry, I'm not a fan of very spicy whisky, the spiciness develops naturally here.

    Drying in the finish, dried fruit, spicy herbs. medium length

    In the mouth and on the finish, the whisky has a nice wood impact. 87 plus bonus point ;-)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. glenrob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. Obynapewno scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      fudge, marzipan, almonds, baked apples, stale pears, toffee, honey
    • Taste
      86 86
      creamy, fruity, fudge, less almonds, added wood and dryness, toffee, honey, apples, freshly ground pepper
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium, caramel, wood, piercing

  17. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blenders glass.
    Amazing for this price range!
    Illicit Still was good, but this release raises the bar to a new level. The nose is the strongest point. Definitely included in the category "Favorite regular season to drink."
    I will continue to watch the releases in The Original Stories series.
    Nose: sweet, fresh and dried fruits, spices, pastries with cinnamon and lemon zest 23
    Taste: sweet and astringent, repeats aroma, honey, ginger and oak appear 21
    Long aftertaste, sweet fruits, honey, black pepper and spicy herbs 21
    Ballance 22
    3112'87
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. Saftkenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    After the illicit still, another well-made bottling with a decent drinking strength and a great price-performance ratio. Hats off to Glenlivet!
    Bottlings with a rather dry character are not so much in my prey scheme, otherwise I could have rated the "palate" and "finish" much higher.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is full, round and harmonious and really gives something away - ripe dark fruits and a good load of spices. Vanilla, cinnamon, anise, juniper, tangerine peel, prunes, apple blossoms, honey, sweet malt, peach juice, fine oak spice.
      The alcohol is barely perceptible.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Amazingly oily and creamy body - tingling start. Quite dry and much less sweet than the nose suggested. But again nice and spicy. Caramel, orange peel, walnuts, hazelnuts, old wood, strong oak, dark chocolate.
      The alcohol strength is just right.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, slightly dry finish. Orange, Apple, Hazelnuts, Cardboard, Oak Spice.

  19. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  21. molpet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I am slightly prefering the previous "Ilicit Still" release. That one had a beautiful flowery/meadowy note on the nose, which this one does not have. It is just my personal preference. Whatever, the Licensed Dram is a very good, clean, complex, oily, entertaining whisky that is well worth trying out and buying! I did not notice much of a Sherry presence though. My quess would be that only 5-10 percent of the casks used were Sherry, if not less.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The second part of the 'Original Stories' after the Illicit Stills is the licensed dram, the official beginning of the distillery story. 12 years old again, this time the information on cooling filtration is missing, as is the information on colouring. This is a pity. There is also only imprecise information about the maturation, in which reference is made to 1st fill Double Oak. American oak and European oak? Bourbon and sherry?

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      It falls apart a bit on the nose. There are light fruit aromas next to a clear note of wood - but the two don't really come together. In between, a floral, somewhat perfumed note flashes out, perhaps also a short stab of butyric acid, which disappears again.
    • Taste
      The taste is quite sweet with sugary fruits that are not further differentiated, but then there is a stronger oaky spiciness, which is unfortunately only accompanied by a few chocolate or cocoa aromas. This results in an interesting but not entirely coherent aroma profile.
    • Finish
      Here, too, the finish is pleasant with fine wood and a little more sweetness, without being that long.

      The first edition of 'The Original Stories' with the Illicit Stills was the more classic whisky. In the Licensed Dram, more emphasis is placed on the wood, but the aromas don't harmonize well together, the overall picture isn't right and the whisky appears younger and less mature.

  23. robse211 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  25. Thoma scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  26. KyleRamsay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Quite enjoyable.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Honey, chocolate, nutty, a bit spicy, alcohol nicely integrated.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy, honey, caramel, pepper, nutty.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Toasted oak, caramel, honey, spicy, lingers quite long.

  27. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. Eigerle scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    An all-round successful malt that knows how to convince with beautiful facets and a good price-performance ratio. He is really honest and pleasantly balanced for his 12 years. A beautiful story – tastefully distilled
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I think this isn't much better then the Illict Still. That one is more creamy, and has more rounded sweetness.
    Still this isn't a bad whisky, but they didn't manage to keep the quality up.
    Extra points for the fact is has got an age-statement, higher alcohol and very decent priced.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Honey and flowers are the first hit here. Some sweetness from caramel and hint of something fresh.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, grassy, creamy, little oily coating in the mouth.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length. Some sweetness, little wood, tad bitter and fades away with some toffee notes.

  30. GoldenDram scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  31. final_conflict scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    The smell of peach, apricot, plums, macracuji, lightly soot. The taste of malt, oranges, mandarins, and vanilla. Finish with milk chocolate, coconut and especially pineapple.

  32. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    12.01.2022
    • Nose
      Nuts, wild berry jam, a few herbs, cinnamon, chocolate, wood
    • Taste
      Forest berry jam, blackberries, nuts, chocolate, some coffee, some wood

  33. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I haven´t seen good standards like this one from Glenlivet in a long time (the illicit one aside). This fully licensed dram is really good in my opinion.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Apple & pear pie meets IPA hop flavours.
      Astonishingly, it is still whisky though :)
      And a good one. I like the combination of waxy oiliness and tannic crispness in this sweet and sour juice, even if it is not utterly complex.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the palate, the combination of waxy oiliness and flowery aromas ia really nice in this sweet-and-sour juice. On top of that here is an interesting retronasal whiff of dry geranium leaves.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Actually a pretty long finish with elegant tannic crispness, albeit not utterly complex towards the death.

  34. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    After a surprisingly pleasant ‘12yo illicit still’ we now have this ‘12yo licensed dram’. The illicit gave me so much joy I instantly ordered 4 more bottles after emptying the first one. I’ve been busy with my first bottle for several weeks now. Fresh after popping the cork, and after several months of oxidation. At first I wasn’t very impressed. After a few weeks of oxidation not much changed. Now, after a month or 1.5 it’s time to make up the final ‘score’.
    • Nose
      Fudge, apples and hazelnuts. Cake dough. A little closed and definitely more bourbon driven then the illicit still. Some kind of a metal off note in like lead. Don’t like that and it seems this has gotten into due to oxidation. Caramelized apples, marzipan and some chalky notes. With water the nose falls apart quite a lot. Leaving it to be an everyone’s friend at the bottom of the market.
    • Taste
      Smooth upon arrival. But shortly after it starts to go in all kinds of directions. I get quite some dry flavors and the alcohol is too prominent in my opinion. After a while it starts to get more eased down. Orchard fruits, citrus fruits and honey. Not a lot of nuttiness inhere and again that lead-like note. Adding water gives the body a rather poor and watery impression.
    • Finish
      Medium. Fudge, caramel, butter, wood shavings, almond, nutmeg and licorice. Again lots of bourbon-like flavors. Adding water will shift the balance even more to bourbon. I really don’t get any sherried flavors. Quite some dry oaky sawdust at the end.

      It wouldn’t be wondered if the balance was 80% bourbon and 20% sherry. If the sherry cask part was bigger, the casks were at least not very active.. water doesn’t do any good, but without it, the alcohol annoys me a lot.
      In my opinion this is completely inferior to the illicit still. The illicit still ready added interesting twists to an otherwise rather boring 12yo Livet, giving more richness and sherry flavors to the whole. It gave an otherwise boring 12yo balls and character. This Licensed dram isn’t really adding any value for me. The higher ABV is more annoying then it gives me a smile. Adding water and this dram will fall apart instantly, returning to a boring 12yo again. So no.. this is not giving me goosebumps and it’s definitely a step down compared to Illicit. Leave it and spend your money otherwise is my advice ;)

  35. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Compared to the Illicit Still, I like this one a bit better
    this is also solige and invites you to enjoy
    the finish can't quite keep up with the nose and palate
    • Nose
      more pleasant / better than with illicit still), sherry, sweetness, biscuits / pastries (shortbread), caramel (darker than with illicit still) slightly malt, slightly spicy, vanilla comes and becomes more

      from 1920s: sweet, mini vanilla, grassy, unripe berries, mini grains
    • Taste
      soft, round, creamy
      Raisin, oak, sherry, spicy, tart berries, tart herbs, minimal cola, the alcohol tingles briefly
    • Finish
      medium long
      brown apple, slightly shortbread, chocolate ~ 55%, sherry becomes more, slightly tart, spicy

      astringent on the tongue

  36. whisk_guy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    0.5 left
    Glassware: Glencairn
    Colour: Gold
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peach, vanilla, fresh pineapple, hazelnut, oaky, malty, ginger, ginger bread, light raisin
    • Taste
      85 85
      Medium major, vanilla, peach, white pepper, oaky
      5/10 Sweet
      3/10 Sour
      7/10 Spice
    • Finish
      83 83
      Vanilla, white pepper, light peach, dry oakiness
      Length: Medium Minor (1min12sec)

  37. Mapl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  38. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      baked apple, caramel. sprigs of rosemary. Cookie dough, chopped almonds. Chestnuts, some chestnut honey. Behind some lilacs.
    • Taste
      Apple pie, butter biscuits, apricot jam, some orange zest. A hint of white pepper. milk coffee.

  39. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    On the first opening it totally smelled like Bourbon whisky. Only after a few minutes, and now on the second opening the dram 'transformed' into Scotch on the nose. Funny!
    Other than that this one seems more mature than the Illicit Still in regards to added wood aromas. Think I read sth about virgin oak being involved at some point in the maturation process this time around. That would fit the impression. This one also seems a bit less biting on inital opening, the alcohol is integrated fairly well. On the other hand I really like the predecessor for its more pronounced bright, yet cooked, fruitiness in the foreground while there's enough cask influence to bolster up the finish, especially compared to Livet's normal 12 yo.
    Since the Illicit Still imho needed weeks if not months of contact with air to fully round out and blossom, the rating for the Licensed it meant to be a bit 'reserved for now' with 86 p. At this point I can acknowledge the differences and a supposed progression (despite the same age) from the Illicit Still, but I do not find this one better per se, just a tad different. All in all both are very good advanced beginners' malts @ sub 40 EUR and much preferrable over the usual - now different kinds of - 12 yo Livets @40/43% abv. in terms of richness, oily mouthfeel and prolonged finish. Highly recommended though beginners might find these a bit too demanding at first. :-)

  40. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  41. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose itself is absolutely pleasing, soft and with delicate aromas. The only thing that scares me away is the dominant bitterness on the palate. With a large bottle, the fun would pass quickly and it would drag on. You can tell that he is "constructed" - December 11th, 2021
    • Nose
      86 86
      The first impression is flowery with a creamy sweetness, fudge, sweet apricot, followed by slightly tart nectarine, an interplay of sweet and sour yellow fruits
    • Taste
      85 85
      Light and sweet, peppery oak, the bitterness lasts a long time, honey, autumn-spicy, nutty
    • Finish
      83 83
      Surprisingly short memory, some bitterness and sweetness reverberate

  42. notesofmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glenlivet 12 Years, Licensed Dram, 48% alc. Original bottling (2021). Expansion: Bourbon and sherry barrels (first fill)

    Nose: hay meadow and a pleasantly flowery fruitiness, a mixture of slightly creamy caramel, honey and spices follow directly behind. Orange jam, summer apples and peach. This is accompanied by light aromas of ginger and cinnamon. Also roasted almonds, cloves and very tender marzipan. All in all very harmoniously coordinated.

    Palate: Creamy and sweet, some dark honey and malt, a pleasant mixture of nuts. The whisky then becomes drier and spicier, the spices on the nose come back straight away. In addition to cinnamon and ginger, I also find anise and pepper.

    Finish: Medium to long, the fruit fades into the background, the sweetness of the honey remains. Then there are the spices and green tea again.

    Conclusion: A Glenlivet with more than 40% alcohol content and it looks just as much more mature than some of the other original bottlings. In addition to its sweetness, the Licensed Dram conveys wonderful spices, overall a very balanced single malt that is really fun. 85/100 points (2021)

    www.notesofmalt.com

  43. Bene37 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: tangy, floral, citrus notes (mandarin), marzipan, green apples, a little nutty, some honey, perfume, a clove

    Palate: round and oily, baked apples filled with marzipan and a pinch of cinnamon, nutty, some honey, tart notes

    Finish: medium-long and warm, marzipan, tart notes, slightly cinnamon

    Rating: I think it's really chic: tangy citrus notes, baked apples with marzipan and cinnamon, nice nutty and pleasantly tart notes - a clear recommendation and, for my taste, much better than the illicit still from the series, which I "only" liked. You should definitely keep an eye on the series, maybe Glenlivet can do some good self-bottling after all?

    89/100 or 7/10

  44. Dogs2 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Light-fruity like canned fruit (cocktail), sweet, first pleasantly spicy, then honey and vanilla are added, oha is there actually licorice? Slightly creamy mouthfeel, again sweet with an initially mild spiciness, which becomes a bit superficial towards the end. Accompanied by a subtle bitterness, which I usually like, if not too dominant, alcohol works really well for me. For the RRP of 40 € and the offered 48% a clear purchase offer.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  45. g00se scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I would say: very good and very tasty!
    In contrast to the Illicit, less alcoholic hot. The 48% pushed me too hard on some days. Both in the nose and in the taste. I think this one got more Virgin Oak for that. Means: I couldn't keep it in my mouth for so long, otherwise the oak would bunch up completely.
    Tasting yesterday went something like this: "Oh, it smells good. Nice color! Whether it was re-colored? Well, try a sip .... Nice mouthfeel, nice oily .... Oh wow, what an oak load, better swallow it quickly. ... Ahh very tasty! I'll take another sip =) "

    Two WSD are already out of the sample and as soon as it is reasonably available on the German mark, I would strike.

  46. Jour.Ray scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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