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Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.27/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
First Fill
Bottled
13.08.2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LPCJ 1438
Barcode
5000299295342
Added on
05 Dec 2015 2:53 pm by Seheiah
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 35,30

62 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior domani
85
Expert Junior Coolfun
85
Member Senior WhiskyLiam
85
Expert Senior Anuminas
85
Connoisseur dRambo
85
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85
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85
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85
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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83
Connoisseur mds51
83
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83
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83
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83
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83
Member Senior Zoidson
83
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83
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83
Specialist Amsterdam
83
Connoisseur MadScientist
83
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83
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83
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83
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83
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83
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82
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82
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82
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82
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82
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82
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81
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81
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81
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81
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81
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80
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80
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80
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79
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78
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78
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77
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75
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74
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73
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70
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67
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65

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.27 points

  1. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For the price you can say absolutely nothing. The spice, he acts despite 40%, not too dilapidated.
    • Nose
      Vanilla French toast, yellow apple, some flower meadow, ripe pineapple and malty sweetness. Pretty soft nose.
    • Taste
      Creamy sweet, apricot, pineapple, sour apple. Then the oak comes and tingles on the tongue. Surprising seasoning for 40%.
    • Finish
      Vanilla and oak spice. Slightly dry.

  3. midnite scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly surprised!

    Thankfully none of the over-the-top fruitiness and saccharine sweetness of the first-fill bourbon, NAS Nadùrra expression. Noses almost like a high-quality Irish (Green Spot, Redbreast) instead, with distinctly dusty and creamy oak notes. Almond mousse, vanilla pudding, light banana and citrus.

    Begins soft (perhaps too soft), silky and sweet, turns then into slightly more sour terrain (fruit juice), until the acidity segues into spiciness and tannins. Ends dry and supremely elegant. Reminds me of recent Glencadams, which boast similarly subtle and immaculate tannins in the finish.

    The minimum strength makes for a slow start and a watery, somewhat underwhelming body, but the development in itself is well-crafted and the finish fucking rules, if you‘ll excuse my French. Perhaps the oak would’ve even been too dominant at a higher strength, which makes the ABV seem less of an affront.

    At any rate: excellent price-to-performance ratio. Glenlivet remains one classy and characterful (almonds, anyone?) distillate.

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I am 1st-fill-Bourbon-fan and had been looking forward to it and already had good experiences with some Nadurras, but I am a bit disappointed now. Nose and onset are quite promising, but the back of the tongue and the finish he is then too harsh, spicy, bitter, after a few sips, nothing is more with vanilla, coconut, orange, too bad. Now a lot of wood influence is not bad at first, but I do not like it here, does not fit, kills other nice notes.
    • Nose
      sweet with sparkling citrus notes and gentle spiciness - vanilla, caramel, clear orange, some lemon, something between cinnamon and nutmeg ... after a while still a touch of coconut and nougat
    • Taste
      Orange marmalade, milk chocolate, brown sugar, later cocoa, nutmeg, oak ... I think with each sip the fruity-sweet component decreases and the spicy-woody-bitter becomes stronger, not necessarily in the most pleasant direction
    • Finish
      medium long, spicy, nutty, warm hot, bitter

  5. KOQ24 scored this whisky 67 points Member Senior

    Nose:

    Oranges, Mint, Lemon, Vanilla, cream, grapefruit, oak, anice seed, honey, heatherTaste:

    Vanilla, pineapple, oak, pears, cream, coconut, pickles,

    almonds, slight pepper, honey, heather

    Finish:

    short with a medium to strong alcohol note

    Overall:

    Quite a bit different from the normal Glenlivet 12 with much more emphasis on Vanilla, Honey and almonds like 1st fill Bourbon aged Malts tend to do.

    A really solid counterpart to the classic.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      60 60

  6. thugut71 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Better than the "normal" 12 year old. Has more body. Price / performance tip!
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful, balanced whisky with a silky bourbon barrel aroma and unrestrained freshness. I honestly did not expect otherwise. Glenlivet just makes great whiskys with solid PLV. They are straightforward and unfussy. This one is a whisky for every day - 13.12.2017
    • Nose
      Malt sweet, soft, caramelized popcorn, brown sugar, vanilla, citrus, lime, green apple, apricot, honey, wine gum
    • Taste
      Creamy soft, ACE candy, honey, nougat, ginger, nectarine, apple nectar, very mild in flavor, cocoa bean
    • Finish
      medium

  8. Wiz scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Rick78 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Nice standard with really good PLV. A little more power, 43% or even 46%, would certainly be good to face.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, mixture of light fruits of apple and pear. Pretty fresh in the nose
    • Taste
      Creamy and sweet. Lush vanilla, some caramel and again the pear.
    • Finish
      Rather short, first fruity with pepper, is drier towards the end and makes room for bitter chocolate and espresso.

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