Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Original Stories - Licensed Dram
Stated Age
12 years old
1st fill ex-Bourbon + 1st fill ex-O.Sherry
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
28 Oct 2021 9:08 pm by DerSchreckliche

Average value

€ 43.52

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22 × member ratings

129 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.83 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Bene37 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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

  4. EILACOBESA 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

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

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


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