- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- First Fill
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 1st Fill American Oak Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- LPCJ 1438
- Added on
- 05 Dec 2015 2:53 pm by Seheiah
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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
- For the price you can say absolutely nothing. The spice, he acts despite 40%, not too dilapidated.
Vanilla French toast, yellow apple, some flower meadow, ripe pineapple and malty sweetness. Pretty soft nose.
Creamy sweet, apricot, pineapple, sour apple. Then the oak comes and tingles on the tongue. Surprising seasoning for 40%.
Vanilla and oak spice. Slightly dry.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
medium long, spicy, nutty, warm hot, bitter
Oranges, Mint, Lemon, Vanilla, cream, grapefruit, oak, anice seed, honey, heatherTaste:
Vanilla, pineapple, oak, pears, cream, coconut, pickles,
almonds, slight pepper, honey, heather
short with a medium to strong alcohol note
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.
- Better than the "normal" 12 year old. Has more body. Price / performance tip!
- 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
Malt sweet, soft, caramelized popcorn, brown sugar, vanilla, citrus, lime, green apple, apricot, honey, wine gum
Creamy soft, ACE candy, honey, nougat, ginger, nectarine, apple nectar, very mild in flavor, cocoa bean
- Nice standard with really good PLV. A little more power, 43% or even 46%, would certainly be good to face.
Vanilla, caramel, mixture of light fruits of apple and pear. Pretty fresh in the nose
Creamy and sweet. Lush vanilla, some caramel and again the pear.
Rather short, first fruity with pepper, is drier towards the end and makes room for bitter chocolate and espresso.