Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
George & J.G. Smith's
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
Small bottle without size (ca. 100 ml)
Added on
25 Aug 2014 8:25 am by Herbertsson

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.56 points

  1. ApricotOne scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Strong pungency in the nose and this despite only 40% Vol. Some pear, yellow apples and a touch of exotic fruits and underneath lies an indefinable note. (If you let the malt stand a little longer, then the sharpness fades) On the palate, then some dark fruits are present raisins (Oloroso Sherry Casks share?) Aftertaste medium and still a bit spicy a bitterness comes to light (almonds?) This malt is somehow out of place for a good average grade is missing because clearly a harmonious overall picture. Absolutely no beginner Malt, even if this may suggest age at first glance.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      77 77

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Not one of the better G&M Glenlivets.
    • Nose
      Apple, pear, vanilla, plum and a little pineapple, At 40% the nose is quite sharp and a little chemically?
    • Taste
      The first thing you notice is that it is hot and a little bitter then some plum notes come through mixed in with biscuit.

      It is a little thin on the palate
    • Finish
      Not bad length wise but the bitterness detracts from the enjoyment for me.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Its time for a Glenlivet-off. Four 12yo’s: ’Pure’, ’Unblended’, G&J Smith green, G&J Smith red, a 15yo and an 18yo to conclude.
    ‘Drinkable innocuousness’
    N: Glenlivet 12, no 3. This one is decidedly more yeasty and estery than the two previous distillery drams. Other descriptors include meaty/tomato [passanda] sauce, bready-dough and gritty-malt. Its fairly basic and rather crude but i don’t mind it. At least i know where i stand. We’re not far off ‘science lab’ crisps flavouring here. Coming back to it a week later, there are some banana notes - banana liqueur, rubber notes, geraniums,….
    T: More malty with a calm but beefy profile, Doesn’t do much, mainly it sits there happy as, er punch? - but it’s definitely whisky. A week later and its simply a weak perfumed, sugary malt. Drinkable innocuousness.
    F: Neutral savoury malt all the way with some pepper prickles intertwined. A week later, the pepper has subsided. Its more pleasant innocuousness.
    C: Seems as if its been blended to within an inch of its life whilst still maintaining a burliness - how does that come to be? Crude and basic but equally drinkable.

    Scores a D


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