Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.15/100
votes
112
Whiskybase ID
WB75205
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 2:43 pm by Seheiah
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 42.54

14 × in wishlist

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

26 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.15 points.

  1. jvanopstal scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky with a great taste
    • Nose
      76 76
      Apple, pear, vanilla and caramel
    • Taste
      77 77
      Rich mouthfeel with vanilla, caramel, pear and some oak
    • Finish
      76 76
      Medium long and spicy with vanilla and oak

  2. mema82 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    with water: no, it is thin enough

    Conclusion: yes, you can try it, but it doesn't exactly knock your socks off. With 46% it could have been something, it is drinkable, but quite arbitrary.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Tangerines with curd, vanilla, caramel, apple peel, a little pear, some floral notes come through as well as subtle oak flavor
    • Taste
      80 80
      very weak start, subtle fruit aromas, some caramel and vanilla
    • Finish
      80 80
      in short, here too only a little caramel, a little oak and vanilla, with a little coconut cream

  5. omergrigg did not rate this whisky Newbie

    • Nose
      Flowers, Green apple, Pineapple
    • Taste
      Sweet, Green apple, Pineapple
    • Finish
      Short, Spice

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.

  9. 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

  10. KOQ24 scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Wiz scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  15. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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.

  16. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    a nice surprise for a simple whisky, but surprising, but a little away from the basic criteria!
    • Nose
      vanilla, spices, malt and candy scent !!
    • Taste
      mix of sweet spices, exotic fruits, it is creamy, fruity acidulated and woody, and very floral!
    • Finish
      surprising because long enough on this woody wedding and acidulous sweets

  17. cask9220 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    This is really tasty. For this price really a must buy. Great enjoyed this. Very soft with a full taste. Recommended.

  18. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It's not bad, only the scent exceeds the rest.
    • Nose
      Perfect pears and apples, almost to jam, cloves, lightly caramel, a little honey in the background - it smells nice
    • Taste
      Cereals, pears, cinnamon, light cream, vanilla
    • Finish
      In reverberation, malt, vanilla and moderately spicy - medium-long

  19. Whisky-boy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. vb_bembel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  22. Koloman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  23. Koloman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    No top whisky, but a real surprise! Intense and harmonious. One of the few whiskys that copes well with (only) 40%.
    • Nose
      Interplay between vanilla and fruit (apple, apricot).
    • Taste
      Clotted Cream, Toffee, Milchschokolade.
    • Finish
      Amazingly powerful, leaving behind a pleasant, creamy-dry mouthfeel.

  24. Othorion scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose: vanilla, caramel, bright fruits, apples Taste: creamy, caramel, a hint of apricot, oak notes, sweet vanilla Finish: rather short, slightly peppery, some dark chocolate The price-performance ratio is very good. Beautiful balanced Bourbon barrel whisky. However, unfortunately only 40 vol.% That makes him a bit watery. With more alcohol would probably be really great

  25. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Fresh bourbon fruits like peach and pear. Haricots, some floral notes and a bit chloor like a swimming pool.
    • Taste
      Sweet, some caramel and creamy fruits. Vanilla, some chips, spices, new oak and citrus - 7up.
    • Finish
      A bit drying, malty and some fruits - pear.

  26. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  27. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Mainly bourbon notes. Nice profile but very thin. At higher ABV this would have been much better. I like the fact that they counter the NAS trend with this one though. 84/85.
    • Nose
      Peach, apple, pineapple, vanilla pudding and caramel.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, pineapple, pepper, caramel and peach. A bit blend-like.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, caramel, pepper and raspberry.

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