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Overall rating
78.56/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
05 Feb 2014 8:17 pm by MasonBones
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 4.57

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.56 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    After years still my reference single malt for rating other whisky's.
    • Nose
      Lots of flowery notes. Elderflower. Heather and hay. Fresh fruits (melon and pear). Also apple juice. A touch of marzipan. A little honey as well.
    • Taste
      Malty and fruity at the same time. Banana and coconut. Vanilla. Candy-floss. Quite chewy actually.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Dryness. Soft spices of pepper and nutmeg. Gingery. Liquoirce at the end.

  2. MackenzieOB95 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Nose: Toffee and sea salt. Floral and citrusy. Delicately grassy, like beach grass. Some slight hints of peat.

    Palate: Toffee blending with vanilla. Lemon notes. Some honey as well. Almost tastes the way a hot whisky does. Slightly malty as well.

    Finish: Medium-long. A little warm. Citrus lingering and keeping it lively.

    Overall Score: 78. Not bad at all! Definitely not one of the best but I can see why Glenlivet is wildly popular all over the world. It’s tasty and very easy to drink. However I wouldn’t say it’s a new favorite and I won’t be rushing out to buy a 750 ml bottle. This is something I’d recommend for someone looking to start trying Scotch. I’m more keen to try some of the older Glenlivet whiskies.

  3. 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 another point, landing us at 78.

  4. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Appearance: Medium golden, oily.

    Nose: Wood spice, herbs, touch of pear, dill, honey, vanilla. Pineapple cream cake, banana. Orange.

    Palate: Sweet oak and wood spices, caramel, vanilla, honey, malt, graham crackers.

    Finish: Peppery wood spice, honey. Alcohol.

    With Water: More herbs and dill in the nose. Malt and cookies come out in the flavor more. Decent but maybe best without. Some bitterness comes out too.

    Overall: Complex and tasty. Very nice single malt for the price. Quite pleasant overall.

  5. tangtang scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    quite round, good entry-level whisky and quite drinkable every day.
    • Nose
      77 77
      fruity sues with apple and light vanilla
    • Taste
      77 77
      sues, malty, fruity and spicy
    • Finish
      78 78
      fruity and sweet malt, spicy oak

  6. Andreas W. scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Kaleva scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Good entry-level malt. Light and easy-drinking.
    • Nose
      Floral, fruity (pear), honey, citrus peel notes
    • Taste
      A bit spicy, malty, vanilla, apple, butterscotch
    • Finish
      Short but pleasant, citrus, pear

  9. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Astrid scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      69 69

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