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Overall rating
78.76/100
votes
578
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
30.07.2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Label (2011) with red
Bottle code
LPCH1061
Barcode
4005971767156
Added on
05 Jan 2012 10:15 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 38,51

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578 × member ratings

1935 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

87 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.76 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Administrator

    Once been the finest distillery of Scotland's Speyside, 'The' Glenlivet is still hanging in there. Their flagship expression remains one of the best-selling Single Malts in the world and is a suitable alternative to Glenfiddich. Showing a surprising complexity, the nose is floral, fresh and delicate, emphasizing on pears and citrus fruits. On the palate, Glenlivet 12 is light and sweet, malty-fruity and easy to drink. Not a lot in the finish though: It's quick, mildly bitter and not very substantial. A classic benchmark whisky without any edges or notable highlights.

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Much prefer the Baretto bottlings of years past for the profile. Though this is a decent entry level dram, just not to my liking.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  4. CharlyLey scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Nice whisky for every day drinking. Not complex but sweet and easy to drink. Try it on a warm summer evening !
    • Nose
      83 83
      sweet fruits, orange, pear, pineapple, vanilla
    • Taste
      81 81
      very smooth and sweet, spicy, malty
    • Finish
      77 77
      short finish. smooth and sweet with a bit of oak

  5. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very soft and creamy, scratching on the edge of boredom and triviality.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. AdamsB scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Glenlivet is the second most famous representative of the Speyside region right after Glenfiddich.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Vanilla, flowers, honey oak
    • Taste
      80 80
      Oily, slightly peppery, citrus spring fruits
    • Finish
      81 81
      Oak-chocolate, sweet, pleasant, full of peppery and bitter at the end. Hard to feel at the end of marzipan

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    He was my first malt-love!
    He is still a good standard!
    • Nose
      light, fresh, floral, fruity (lemon, pear), vanilla;
    • Taste
      sweet fruity onion (juicy Williams pear, honeydew melon), malt, fine vanilla, some oak, harmonious but simple;
    • Finish
      light, medium length finish; Oak, malt sound after;

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nobody can eat apple so well :) Sweet, light and a great caramel apple note

  9. Portfolioman scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    unspectacular, tasteless with no edges, but overall lackluster -> you do not have in the house
    • Nose
      floral, light, vanilla, fruity, slightly alcoholic
    • Taste
      peppery, yet mild,
      some oak, some sweetness, some citrus, tart, altogether irrelevant, "flat ironed"
    • Finish
      short, without any shine

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      58 58

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