Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
New Label (2011) with red
Bottle code
Added on
05 Jan 2012 10:15 am

Average value

€ 39.28

29 × in wishlist

651 × member ratings

2220 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

100 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.74 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 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

  2. blisss84 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

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

  3. haubi scored this whisky 63 points Member Senior

    N: floral, apple, nectarine, fig, vanilla ice cream

    G: sour apple and vanilla

  4. MLE scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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.

  6. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Teomarg scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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


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