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Overall rating
78.78/100
votes
612
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

€ 40.12

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

92 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 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. Teomarg scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  3. VanOpek scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • 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

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  5. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy 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

  6. 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

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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