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Overall rating
78.78/100
votes
630
Whiskybase ID
29038
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

€ 36.59

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630 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

97 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.78 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Super 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. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A classic and pretty much "the" widely-available benchmark next to Glenfiddich 12 to calibrate your palate before you move to better, stronger, more complex, you-name-it, stuff.
    Seems in 2021 this one's not only got a new label but also is not the same juice any longer (now multiple maturation)?! Anyhow, a pleasantly unexiting classic.

  3. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    - a good standard among Speyside single malts
    - a classic and representative of the soft round
    Scottish malts
    - ideal entry-level malt
    • Nose
      light, fresh, flowery, fruity (lemon, pear), sweetness, vanilla
    • Taste
      sweet and malty, vanilla, fruity sherry, soft sweet note
    • Finish
      light, fruity, medium-long, soft finish;
      malty and medium-long warm sherry-rich aftertaste

  5. Mortimore scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
      Floral, wood
    • Taste
      70 70
      Fruity, pear
    • Finish
      70 70
      Slight hint of milk chocolate

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A light, extremely faintly peaty, buttery, pear-y MOTR Spey, with a pleasant body for a 40%, a nice but simple taste, and a likable finish, but the nose is a bit too immature and quiet for it to earn an 80, and its occasional spirity side takes away another point, landing us at 78.

  7. Teomarg scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. VanOpek scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      fresh fruits, sweet, apple, pear, floral, honey, nut, vanilla
    • Taste
      80 80
      sweet, floral and smooth, pepper, fruits, hints of oak and wood, ananas? vanilla, nut
    • Finish
      78 78
      spicy and woody, oak bitterness and pepper, simple and balanced, slow, warm, long

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. DrunkDude scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This comes from my blind taste.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Strawberry and apple, slightly woody, full smell
    • Taste
      82 82
      The entrance is sour and salty, and at the same time it has very full spices, which is very characteristic and has a woody feel.
    • Finish
      79 79
      chocolate

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