Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
78.83/100
votes
695
Whiskybase ID
WB29038
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

€ 36.57

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

97 users have left 108 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.83 points.

  1. megaoil scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

  2. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    A solid bottling, well suited for beginners. No more and no less.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/the-glenlivet-12-years/
    • Nose
      The first impression on the nose is very light and soft, not overpowering. The first thing I notice are vanilla and floral notes. Then it becomes increasingly fruity with citrus fruits and gradually some malt is added. A slightly spicy oak note can also be detected after a while.
    • Taste
      The first impression is similar to that of nosing. The whisky spreads softly and gently in the mouth. The fruits then become more intense and seem much more exotic to me. These are accompanied by a slight sweetness and a slight bitterness of the oak is added later.
    • Finish
      Medium length and characterized by the slight sweetness, vanilla and malt. The slight spiciness and bitterness of the oak, as well as toasted notes, also remain clearly perceptible in the finish.

  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. CellarToberi scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Matured in European and American oak casks. Fast narrow legs. Chill-filtered, coloured. A splash of water pushes up fruitiness and maltiness on the nose, and extends the development on the palate. A generic Speyside scotch: fruity, vanilla, malty.
    • Nose
      Fruity: fresh fruits, pineapple. Cereal: malted barley, barley cake. Woody: charred oak, cream from American oak, biscuits from European oak. Sweet: vanilla, honey. Nutty: hazelnuts. Floral: hay notes. Delicate: light.
    • Taste
      Arrival: sweet: vanilla, honey, and bitter: European oak influence. Development: fruity: apple, pear, peach, apricot. Spicy: white pepper, very slightly salty on the midpalate. Cereal: malt. Delicate.
    • Finish
      Medium: woody: oak tannins, nuttiness, char. Fruity. Lingering vanilla.

  5. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The taste score is 81 points, plus 1 point for the price, for a total of 82 points.

  6. Totolino scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Glenlivet 12 - bottled on March 25th, 2015
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. TheDriver scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

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  8. TheDriver scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

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  9. TheDriver scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

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  10. blisss84 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    My first single malt. 10 years ago it was mind blowing

  11. haubi scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
      Flowers, Apple, Nectarine, Fig, Vanilla Ice Cream
    • Taste
      65 65
      sour apple, vanilla
    • Finish
      73 73

  12. MLE scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  13. 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.

  14. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Malthead19 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    - 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

  16. 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

  17. Thermidor scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    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.

  18. Teomarg scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  19. VanOpek scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      fresh fruits, sweet, apple, pear, floral, honey, oak, vanilla, light, sweet and very pleasant
    • Taste
      80 80
      sweet, apple, banana, vanilla, caramel, spicy hints, oak, very smooth
    • Finish
      79 79
      pepper, spicy, oak, herbal bitterness, medium-long, pleasant

  20. mema82 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  21. 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

  22. vmp scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Inoffensive and consistently high quality. Good to start a session and as an occasional sipper
    • Nose
      81 81
      Mostly fresh fruits, apples and pears, some vanilla
    • Taste
      81 81
      Fruity, vanilla sponge cake, some honey, slightly oaky
    • Finish
      80 80
      short-medium finish with some heat, faintly fruity

  23. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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 good level of complexity, the nose is floral, fresh and delicate, emphasizing 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

  27. 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

  28. 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;

  29. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Portfolioman scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    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

  31. whiskyd scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

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

  32. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blind comparison with https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/76571/glenlivet-12-year-old I liked this one better
    • Nose
      sweet, good vanilla, mazipan ?, chocolate bananas, slightly cherry,
    • Taste
      soft on the palate Malt, banana, sharpened, later vanilla,
    • Finish
      rather short sweet, light oak, grain

  33. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  34. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Old Shatterhand liked me better than Winnetou. Winnetou kills with an oversweet nose, Old Shatterhand is already a bit more discreet. He is also a little bitter on the tongue, the point goes to Old Shatterhand.
    • Nose
      Compare with https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/76571/glenlivet-12-year-old W = Whisky in the link (formerly)
      OS = this one here (today) W: Very fruity, almost lovely. Gosh, that's cute. Significant honey sweetness, honey melon, sweet pears, wine gum, some cereals. Fresh and easy.
      OS: Oha, you can make a big difference. Also sweet, but not as much as W. Not so sweet, although here too a wine-mininum is to be found. However, the honey is not as bombastic as in W, less artificially artificial - which sounds artificially more negative than it is meant.
    • Taste
      W: The roars lightly and airily over the tongue and acts at first as with fruity flavored water. Fruits like in the nose (honeydew melon, ripe pears). A little nut on the tongue and a little bitter wood in the back. Chocolate notes come then too. OS: Somewhat bitter from the beginning, not as airy as W. Similar to the fruit flavors, but wood and chocolate are earlier than in W.
    • Finish
      In the finish the two do not differ so much, real blood brothers just. Since OS has slightly more bitter notes at an earlier point in time - which then last longer than the fruit notes - this is noticeable in a slightly longer finish.

  35. MrRancho scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    OK, but a bit unbalanced.
    • Nose
      Bouquet, mango, passion fruit, sweet liquor. Some meat broth.
    • Taste
      Slight floral notes, a little flower nectar. But also strict bitter notes and spicy uninvited alcohol.
    • Finish
      Short.

  36. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  37. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  38. Goethe scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A quite reasonable Glenlivet for the price but nothing special at all. There is no alcoholic touch on the palate, very easy summer starter.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Vanilla, lightly fruity, some cider, floral, citrus, some tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      Some fruits, caramel, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Short. Dry oak.

  39. Fundramental scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Still an acceptable daily dram with no particular highlights but also no significant weaknesses

  40. 11insomnium scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nosing: Light, fresh, bright fruits, apple, sweet syrup

    Tasting: Light, mild, sweet, sweet, citrus, slightly fruity

    With water: fresher and fruity, less sweet, a little bitter

    Comment: Sweeter than Glenlivet French Oak Reserve 15. This is lighter and less spicy.

  41. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Better than my last encounter. Easy to drink and enjoy without a challenge. If my experiences are more generalizable, there is some batch variation that changes the sharpness of harsh oak on both the nose and taste. This one had none, but the last 2 had quite a bit.
    • Nose
      Creamy
      white and red fruit (cherries) and malt, a short over-ripe banana sweetness, citrus
      with peel, vanilla, brown sugar, fades to a gentle sweet floral.
    • Taste
      Malt and dried dates, vanilla, coffee caramel.
    • Finish
      Sweet citrus, a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon, fading to light oak and the same gentle sweet floral from the nose.

  42. Danbog scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      75 75

  43. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Wow, that's what i call underwhelming...
    • Nose
      Ananas, extremes Bier-Flair, Malz, leichte florale und zitronige Noten dazwischen, etwas Vanille
    • Taste
      Malz und nochmal Malz, etwas Kartonnage, dazwischen ein Hauch Honig, dann viel plumpe junge Eiche, leichte Zitrusnoten
    • Finish
      Heu, trockene junge Eiche, fertig. Kurz.

  44. moab21 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    For me, just expressionless, also here is referred to the older standard bottlings.

  45. Waykid scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Flowery and thin, somewhat an off-putting bourbonness. By the standard rather in the category of blends than malts for me. Nice looking presentation, though...

  46. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted during the free distillery tour at The Glenlivet (July 19th, 2016)
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  47. pianoman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Sweetish, flowery, refreshing. Mint. Some fruit with vanilla.
    • Taste
      Light and fresh. Sweetened cereal with some fruit. Rather short.

  48. thijs100 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A decent whisky that won't knock you off your socks, but gets the job done.
    • Nose
      Pineapple and vanilla with a hint of ginger. Also freshly cut green apples, as well as a nice touch of honey. Some pencil shavings.
    • Taste
      Creamy with hints of red apple and marshmallows followed by soft notes of honey. Slightly floral with a touch of pepper. Not offensive, but not very impressive either.
    • Finish
      Stewed apples and some bitter wood. Mildly spiced. Medium in length.

  49. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  50. Rubengrob scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  51. jankes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  52. Achany scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    nice, decent stuff. good everyday whisky. fruity, fresh and enough spicy to enjoy. 
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  53. domani scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A very good, mild 12-year-old single malt with fruity lightness - 22.02.2014
    • Nose
      Fruity, apple, pear, pineapple, flowery
    • Taste
      Fruity, light, oak
    • Finish
      medium

  54. PowerTrader scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  55. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    An all-male friend
    • Nose
      Pleasant summer-like floral aromas, very pure with notes of cooking pears and exotic fruit (pineapple, apricots), then creamy and richer aromas of vanilla and nuts (hazelnut).
    • Taste
      Soft honeyed notes, floral with notes of fruit and poached vanilla syrup. The malt alcohol gives a light burning sensation in the mouth. When adding extra air, the nose is numb by the alcohol sharpness. Without extra air the whisky is more pleasant.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium-long, soft and beautifully balanced with notes of marzipan and fresh hazelnuts, followed by soft spice of grated ginger.

  56. ML89 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  57. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: pear, vanilla, apple, honey
    Taste: malt, fruit, nut
    Finish: long, soft, warming

  58. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  59. sUnRuLeR scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  60. mer1973 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  61. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not complicated in any way but does the basics very well. Notes from a newly opened bottle.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  62. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Well this bottle will soon be a thing of the past so my advice is get it while you can rather than a NAS bottling.

    This may be an entry level malt but I still think it is one of the best at the cheaper end and very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Pleasant on honey, lemon, lime. marshmallow and something a little floral in smell.
    • Taste
      Creamy, again on fruit but this time there is also a little orange mixed in with the lemon and lime.There is also the trademark notes of sweet apple.

      I have to say it is quite mouth coating there are also bubblegum notes.
    • Finish
      Quite long, satisfying and moreish.

  63. morolidin scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    My favourite 12yo whisky. Good price for bottle and very drinkable. My first Speyside and I love it. 
    • Nose
      Huge and light at once, fruits, summer evenings, fresh nature... Very enjoyable.
    • Taste
      Smooth, creamy, vanilla... Ideal for glass while reading book in long winter evenings.
    • Finish
      Intense, but still smooth and tasty.

  64. Torfding scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The aroma in the nose is more promising than it can hold the taste in the mouth. Nevertheless, a whisky, which is good to drink alongside.
    • Nose
      a touch of medicinal, but especially flowery and fresh, vanilla, blackberry and green apple
    • Taste
      Grain and malt, earthy, alcoholic
    • Finish
      unexpectedly long, warming and with oak

  65. checkpointuk scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur


    Color: light gold
    Nose: Green, sweet nose with apple aromas, lots of sugar candy and fresh green barley. There are also hints of gooseberry and slightly spicy-salty flavors. Now switch to limes, water and honey melons, cream and butter toast.
    Taste: First thin with lime juice, salty lemon extract, fresh grass and juicy herbs, accompanied by green notes of peppermint, eucalyptus and a hint of vanilla.
    Finish: Medium long - a little tart and fading, with lemon juice diluted with water, soft butter, some wood and bitter, fresh herbs.
    78 points (nose: 77 / taste: 80 / finish: 78)

  66. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Glenlivet 12
    Tasted 2015-06-13 @ Patrick:
    N: fruity, strong sour apple
    G: full-bodied, sharp with warm wood aromas, hint of licorice. Sweetish on the finish like agave syrup
    - Good 78

  67. Banshieee scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  68. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  69. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  70. Ciro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  71. Ciro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  72. Last scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  73. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Wasn't so bad for what it is. Always a safe bet when options are limited. 
    • Nose
      Raspberry juice powder, oak, light spearmint, nutmeg, vanilla custard, gooseberry jam.
    • Taste
      Wood, brown sugar,
      Butterscotch, mild salt toffee,  vanilla,
      cream, stewed fruit in custard.
    • Finish
      Short, Stewed fruits and bitter wood, bit of vanilla at the end.   

  74. Nos90 scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

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

  75. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Creamy, honeyed malt with clear sherry cask influence. Lots of creamy cereal notes along with straw, geranium and bubblegum.
    T;: Creamy again, soft oak but malt led. Bourbon>sherry influence is pleasing.
    F: Medium waxy malt, sweet<savoury
    C; Simple, refined, decent everyday value malt with an excellent quality/age/price ratio, [£22 dec ’14].

    Scores a C+

  76. Slick scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Too bad quality of this one drops each year now...

  77. Gloin scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    A round whisky from ex-bourbon barrels. The palate lacks a bit of depth and the finish could be a bit more intense. Nevertheless, the whisky is quite delicious. An easy to drink everyday whisky.  
    • Nose
      Green apples and citrus fruits followed by caramel. An almost classic nose of a whisky from ex-bourbon barrels. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      Soft mouthfeel, the taste is much sweeter than the smell. Vanilla now dominates instead of the fruits. A little bit shows itself oak.
    • Finish
      The sweet taste remains, the oak becomes stronger and brings a slight bitter note with it. The finish is short to medium.

  78. Brohanman scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    A lovely and easy to drink dram. Well worth the money. I would purchase this whisky again.
    • Nose
      fresh juicy green apple, flowers and honey, vanilla, buttery biscuits, sherry
    • Taste
      honey again, light apple, nutty-fruitiness, salt and pepper
    • Finish
      long and sweet like a honeysuckle, honey covered peanuts, fruit

  79. Tomh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  80. kalervo scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A fully valid launch for the single males world. A bottle of Malaga airport, join in 2011-2012.
    • Nose
      Pear, vanilla and a little honey
    • Taste
      Apple / pear, slightly creamy
    • Finish
      Fairly short, honey and slightly seasoning

  81. Austin.Foster scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh apples and some citrus on the nose.
    • Taste
      Butter and honey on the palate.
    • Finish
      Finish is simple and quick

  82. Myst111 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Good everyday Whisky ... but not really complex.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  83. Wolv scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  84. Taita scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Accessible, error-free, but lacks character
    • Nose
      floral, fruit, full of freshness
    • Taste
      PEAR, Apple, Marzipan, slightly pepper, a bit thick (glycerol)
    • Finish
      spicier, Marzipan

  85. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  86. Kim4fan scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Apple, fruit and citrus
    • Taste
      Just as god as it smells.
    • Finish
      Dry pure and short

  87. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nice everyday whisky that fits well with its freshness on warm summer days. Not very expressive and you can drink it casually without fear of missing something. The nose promises more than he can offer.
    • Nose
      fresh, somewhat flowery, light sweetness with vanilla, sourish fruit like pineapple and a hint of green apple, light grape viella, some semi-dry white wine, very little nutty
    • Taste
      light, mild, minimal sweetness with some light fruits, minimal spiciness, the alcohol is slightly noticeable
    • Finish
      light spicy, nutty, slightly dry, not particularly long

  88. Krzysiekpn scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      fruity and floral. Crisp pineapple and apricot. Oak with hints of vanilla and nuts
    • Taste
      Mild, rich and delicate; crisp flavor of banana and pineapple, well
      balanced with vanilla and hints of toffi
    • Finish
      rich, elegant, remaining for a long time

  89. T.Norad did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I will not buy it again
    • Nose
      Alcohol or universal thinner flowery honey Berry ?? tobacco
    • Taste
      malt minimal oak burn on the tongue
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly bitter on the edge of the tongue

  90. z-imaging scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  91. alectron scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    OK-ish standard, but don`t let it breathe too long... for me it didn`t improve, rather the opposite.

    Single Dram Note.
    SMWS Tasting, 2012_12

    Transferring previous Note (2012.12.08) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, dishwashing liquid, oak, caramel, prickly, turning very artificial/estery after a while.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, dishwashing liquid, oak, caramel,
    • Finish
      prickly, turning very artificial/estery after a while.

  92. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  93. Billidge scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    The Glenlivet.....Hmm somewhat of conundrum with this bottle. As with
    many Scotch whisky drinkers The GlenLivet is just few steps along into a long journey
    and probably one of the first single malts many of us try after realizing there
    is a whole world beyond the over marketed and arguably overpriced blends. On
    the plus side it is a fair dram at a better than fair price. All in all not bad but here in lies the
    problem. The 12 yo GlenLivet may just be a victim of its own hype. With all of
    the history and folklore surrounding this once marquee whisky. â€
    • Nose
      It is unmistakably Speyside, with velvety notes of vanilla bean, honey,
      a hint of glazed cherries and Christmas pudding all nicely sitting on top of a
      very faint hint of aged timber
    • Taste
      Soft velvety unassuming arrival (Actually almost disappointingly so) followed
      by a far more confronting sweet and sour and almost bitter development.
    • Finish
      Short sharp black pepper finish but just when you think its gone it comes back with a touch more pepper 

  94. Billidge scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    With all of the history and
    folklore surrounding this once marquee whisky. “Not Bad” is not good. Would I recommend
    this whisky? Absolutely. However as with most things in life you get what you
    pay for, so as a nightly dram good choice but keep it at that don’t expect the
    stars to align or too many jaws to drop open if you whip it out for a special occasion.
                
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  95. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  96. Koning scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A nice summer dram! Harsh alcohol in the nose and palate prevents it from scoring higher though.
    • Nose
      A young and distinctively fresh and fruity nose. Opens up with a drop of water.
    • Taste
      A bit harsh initially (alcohol attack), then the nose fulfills its promise: this is a very fruity whisky! Pineapple, peach, and also a hint of vanilla. The mouthfeel is smooth and juicy, almost succulent.
    • Finish
      Soft and refreshing, but rather short.  Pineapple again, and also a bit creamy or buttery.

  97. Toenken scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  98. Stazz scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    As a Glenfiddich 12yo - just a starting point for good/average single malts. nothing more to say - too much water, gave 80 for presentation only because gift pack with 2 great glasses.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      73 73

  99. WhiskyandFood scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Some nice fruity and floral notes
    • Taste
      Nice arrival of fruit and flowers, little bit of honey and vanilla as well
    • Finish
      Short fruity finish

  100. KillerPueppi scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  101. KillerPueppi scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    just started on tasting notes (second one). I hate the moment when recognizing a taste/smell and not being able to name it.
    • Nose
      flowers and fruits, with a hint of fresh laundry
    • Taste
      tropic fruits and almond
    • Finish
      Almond and a slight hint of dark chocolate

  102. granella2003 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nice balance between delicate floral fragrance and soft vanilla honey smell
    • Taste
      Soft with a rich balance of summer fruits and flowers
    • Finish
      Medium long, narrow and soft

  103. granella2003 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Combines an elegant way the aromas of

    tropical fruit with fresh summer flowers.
    The palate is rich and soft with a clear presence of

    vanilla.

  104. Implar scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Very inviting, young, fresh and sweet nose, but it disappoints a bit on the palate.
    • Nose
      Almonds, vanilla, honey, collection of wild flowers, fresh, citrus
    • Taste
      Barley, bit of cereal, citrus
    • Finish
      Short to medium, bitter finish

  105. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very drinkable indeed.
    • Nose
      Very perfumy. The typically peachy bouquet of The Glenlivet seems to be accentuated.
    • Taste
      Firm, medium to full, body. Very smooth. Rich and fruity, with slightly more peat than usual.
    • Finish
      Silky, creamy tastes. Vanilla. Some, very restrained, burnt grass, dryness.

  106. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  107. 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.

  108. Igor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    All in all, a proper option for starters surely. Light style, smooth body, fragrant aroma, lacking in complexity maybe, but the balance is there all right. Worthy of being picked whether you are new to Scotch, or for a change of perspective either.
    • Nose
      Wild flowers, lush vegetation, pear, white apple, hints of yeast, laundry soap crops out. Shortly it becomes more inviting though.
    • Taste
      Citron, rind of orange, grapefruit, nuts, caramel, melon, grapes, and olive tinge.
    • Finish
      Spices, bitter walnuts, citruses. Fades away rather quickly.

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