Glens Extra 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 (gradi)
750 ml
Bottled for
Robert Watson (Aberdeen) Ltd.
it Italy
Added on
02 May 2014 12:18 pm by Sjors

Average value

€ 854.59

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Whisky Reviews for Glens Extra 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.40 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Actually it improved over the last few months after the bottle was opened. Thus I have to increase my rating.
    • Nose
      Citrusy, lemony, pears, little honey but also little grassy, vegetables, minerals, little smoky - has become more complex - now it's really not that bad
    • Taste
      Oily, smooth, but still a bit punchy, little smoky and leathery, mineral fruity
    • Finish
      Medium long, lemon zesty

  2. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Second approach. 20 ml sample.
    Blenders Glass.
    In general, the same feeling.
    Interesting - an empty glass smells wonderful of malt and a light woody smoke is clearly traced.
    Balance 21
    Total 86
    • Nose
      Nose: very thin, light, citrus, farm 22
    • Taste
      Flavor: lemon drops, vanilla, freshly sawn pine 22
    • Finish
      Medium-lasting aftertaste with herbal bitterness 21

  3. Halkyon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    22 21 21 21

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Typical aroma of cowshed, but the light version, sweet-spicy in taste, seems stronger than 40%. Pleasant though short finish 21,5-21,5-21,5-21,5

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nothing special. Expectations were higher.
    I left 20 ml to try it thoughtfully.
    Balance 21
    Total 86
    • Nose
      Malt, farm, hayfield, citrus 22
    • Taste
      Minerality, salt, herbal bitterness, peppermint, pungent ... 22
    • Finish
      Short, oak and sharp 21

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    22 21 21 21
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great fruitiness, herbal notes, whiffs of smoke, bottle ageing certainly did wonders. Superb subtle old springbank

  8. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, pleasant, but a little lacking in body.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Apple lemonade, yellow pears, and spring leaves.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is sweet, fruity, delicate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The aftertaste is sweet, fruity, and short.

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge

    Springbank 12 yo 'Glens Extra' (70° proof, Robert Watson Aberdeen, black screw cap, 1960s)  A very, very pale semi-official expression of Springbank. Colour: almost white. Nose: very interesting for it’s a very old Springbank displaying almost no cask influence. It’s all on paraffin, linseed oil and soot, getting then even waxier, with big notes of shoe polish and wet newspaper of the day (on a rainy Sunday morning ;-)). Goes on with hints of stone fruit spirit (plums and apricotine like the Swiss make – it’s forbidden in France because of the prussic acid that’s contained in the stones but it’s truly excellent). Gets also smokier over time (coal). Fresh almonds. Mouth: alas, this is a little weaker and more ‘simply’ fruity (pears, apples) than on the nose, but it’s no tired whisky at all. Again this slight waxiness and hints of violet sweets, the whole getting then maybe a tad cardboardy and mouldy. A lot of body, though. Finish: rather long and rather grassy now, with some peat and a little cumin. Comments: very good, and rather brilliant nose. Too bad the palate was a tad mundane (but little OBE)… SGP:352 - 84 points.


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