Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
79.19/100
votes
112
Whiskybase ID
WB21714
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4005971767156
Added on
26 mar 2011 6:28 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.00

4 × in wishlist

112 × member ratings

474 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.19 points.

  1. SVWRamius scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Yeah, ok, those were the last sips from a bottle that I put away for a long time and that I remembered more positively than the whisky gives. Yes, it is very wholesome and delicious, but also a bit boring. Thinning down to 40% does the rest and you just have to cut a little less water.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, lemon, apple, peach. Freshly mowed lawn.
    • Taste
      Slightly watery, popcorn, chocolate and lemon. Otherwise very fruity and sweet. The second sip of vanilla. Slightly charred toast.
    • Finish
      Relatively short with distant malt and a hint of peat. Otherwise dominate vanilla and oak.

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  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tonight I will start off with a nice easy one so Glenlivet 12 fits the bill
    A creamy white fruit nose translates to the palate which also has a nice spice note.
    The finish is surprisingly long and as expected mellow with more fruit like pineapple and mango coming through.
    I have not had this for a while and it is a pleasant surprise, a session malt for sure or one just for enjoying simple whisky pleasures.
    I think the 12 year is viewed too harshly by some whisky lovers, there is nothing wrong with this, pretty good, simple pleasures etc.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. GWMingus scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    No thanks.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      65 65

  5. SVWRamius scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    See also tasting note. Slightly wholesome single malt presented in a wonderful package that promises premium whisky. In fact, then comes only an average malt, not a bad, but a little boring whisky. Dilute 6% less and do not cool it down and I'm sure there would have been more to get out, especially since the remaining notes are all interesting. The great packaging raises the rating a bit but ultimately it remains a 3+.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. jeffry747 scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      61 61
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. hfos scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  8. Maczet scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. lordvolk scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      69 69

  10. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    One of my old time favourites. Allthough i am more in to islay peat nowadays, this one is still very enjoyable because of its balance and familiarity.

  11. The Macallan scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    A nice light dram.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, flowery, light sweet notes (reduced: more fruit and malt).
    • Taste
      Light sweet with spicy caramel, gentle and pleasant (reduced: buttery and soft, smooth with light spicy flavor nuances.
    • Finish
      Light and spicy notes from wood.

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