Glenlivet 12 Year Old

Glenlivet 12 Year Old
WhiskyGlenlivet 12 Year Old
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
TypeSingle Malt
Age12 years old
Abv40%
Rating 76/100

About

The Glenlivet is based near the Speyside-town of Ballindalloch, and produces the world's second best selling single malt whisky. Their core range mainly exists of accessible and delicate single malts.
Reviews of Glenlivet 12 Year Old
says on December 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Tawny

General description

A fine, simple dram. Nothing stellar or complicated, yet smooth and enjoyable.

says on December 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Мягкий напиток с ароматами луговых трав. Сладковатый вкус, мягкое послевкусие.

says on November 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Good, smoth fruity whisky.
Easy drinking

says on November 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Old gold

General description

vanvittig froksmak.goe wisky

says on November 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amber

General description

Absoluut prima voor de prijs. Niks aparts, maar beter dan de meeste in zijn klasse

says on November 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Very smooth with hints of fruit and honey.

says on November 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Quite vivid and intensive taste with fruity tang. Honey on the nose. Balanced overall. Decent commercial single malt.

Nose

honey, fruit

Palate

fruit

Finish

medium, fruit

says on November 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Silky smooth on the palate. Enjoy neat or with a few drops of water. Floral & fruity.

says on November 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Amber

General description

licht rokerig en zoetig met een duidelijk vanille tint. een goeie instapper voor de beginnende whiskey drinker

says on November 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

its approachable and light. another easy intro into scotch

says on November 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 50/100
Color: Amber

General description

It's a good intro to scotch. Nothing fancy or outstanding with the palate. Smooth finish. I could take two drams of it then it got boring. I would probably get it again so someone that needed an intro to scotch could try it. Middle of the road, not mindblowing and not too boring.

says on October 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

reliable very drinkable but but not remarkable.

says on October 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Very good accessible and affordable single malt. Fruity light and smooth. Not sweet or dry, but balanced.

says on September 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very light with lots of flavor

says on September 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sharp, sweet, ellegant

says on September 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice.

Palate

Taste of fruit.

says on September 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Pretty sour for my taste, a good mixer but not as enjoyable straight

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Floral, fruity, sweet. Very easy drinking. No intensity. No sharp edges. Maybe som pears or apples.

says on August 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale gold

General description

I enjoyed it. it's less intense than some other whiskeys, so it would be good to have around for every day use or just to use with guest. I enjoyed it better neat, was to diluted on the rocks. plus it doesn't really need it since it's fairly smooth.

says on July 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 71/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice whiskey during the week

says on July 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale staw

General description

good entry level whisky

Nose

fresh balanced fruity pineapple vanilla toffee

Palate

Apple greapfruit creamy toffee

Finish

sweet medium long fruity nut

says on July 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Overall pleasant experience.

Nose

Fruit, honey, spices

Palate

Sweet up front, malty. Becomes spicy with water, but breaks down quickly.

Finish

Malt, very mild smoke.

says on July 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Sweet taste, usually I prefer smokey flavor, which this lacks, but stilla very good whiskey

says on June 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Unpopular opinion but I really don't like Glenlivet. I've given it a shot time after time and have never been able to enjoy it let alone finish a glass of it.

says on June 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Enjoyable. Nose gave hints of honey and butterscotch/toffee. Prefer neat, but a few drops of water brought out more character.

says on June 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

dark fruit influence typical of a sherried cask. mild sweetness on tge palate with some oak influence. finish is moderste

says on June 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Nose: Intense honey, fresh and sweet. Floral and exotic - pineapple, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar. Barely no oak. Nutty.

Palate: Goes down like water, rich and balanced. Somewhat citrusy, and the oak starts to show up in the background. Very fresh.

Finish: Medium, slightly coats your mouth with a sweet fruity note.

Nose

Nose: Intense honey, fresh and sweet. Floral and exotic - pineapple, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar. Barely no oak. Nutty.

Palate

Palate: Goes down like water, rich and balanced. Somewhat citrusy, and the oak starts to show up in the background. Very fresh.

Finish

Finish: Medium, slightly coats your mouth with a sweet fruity note.

says on May 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Breath of Heaven, Cascading waterfall, Scottish oak long finish

Nose

Breath of Heaven
8 minutes airtime
fruity, grain alcohol

Palate

water, hot peppers burn, pear, waterfall, charred oak, Sherry, cooling mint, waterfall, menthol medium burn, smoked salmon, Chardonnay, waterfall, toasted wheat, beer, buttered corn, sweetpea

Finish

tart cherry

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

8 minutes airtime. nose was oak and salt. palate was salty to a burn that ended in oak. I added a splash of water which made the salty worse but the burn shorter then magnolia, cherry blossoms, to honey oak medium finish

says on May 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smooth whiskey to drink.

says on May 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very mellow

says on May 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 50/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

For some reason this had a sort of numbing or antiseptic affect on my tongue.

Finish

cigar

says on May 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 71/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Entry single malt Scotch offering. Honey, fruit, leather, tobacco light notes.

says on May 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Nice as a back up to bolder flavors.

says on April 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

smooth, quite drinkable

says on April 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 4/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Good for daily use. On the lighter side.

says on April 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

My go to. On the rocks smooth clean flavor.

says on April 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

Nice fruity light dram

Nose

strong vanilla and pineapple. a hint of Apple and cinnamon.

Palate

pineapple and summer notes.

Finish

sweet vanilla with a zing from citrus fruit.

says on April 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great daily driver, and a good way to introduce people to scotch as the fruit flavor and lack of smoke make for an easy dram

Nose

Shortbread, apples, sweet, vanilla, malt, fruit

Palate

apples, cream, malt, orange rind, fruit

Finish

Non existant, apples, maybe?

says on March 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Good whiskey with nice fruity flavor

says on March 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnished

General description

good, base single malt

says on March 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amber

General description

pretty standard speyside whiskey. light, fruity, appley, a touch of orange, and light malt notes. No heat whatsoever.

says on February 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Good single malt to start with

says on February 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

This was my first single malt. went through a few bottles, but quickly ramped-up to the likes of Laphroaig 15 and lagavulin 16... Never looked back. Though I wouldn't turn it down if offered at a party or event.

says on February 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

good

says on January 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great smooth taste

says on January 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

good starter, smooth taste

says on January 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Great go-to whisky, rough and tumble like a mouthful of brown sugar crystals, with a little burn from the alcohol, just a touch more smoke than McCallan, but sweetness is the defining characteristic

says on January 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Light spicy with a bit of fruitiness. This whisky is a soothing drink to have it neat rather than in ice or diluted in water. Yes, drink this neat is just how I like it.

says on December 31, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

A good starter scotch and every day drinker. Very smooth and a pleasant finish.

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

great taste. a bit hard. good value for money

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Spicy but not over the top

says on December 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 44/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smooth and delicate taste.

says on December 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

An old go to. Dark yellow body. taste is sweet and slightly sugary buy with a slight bite at the end. classic example but very straightforward.

Nose

Honey, meadish nose

Palate

Medium palate with some heat

Finish

cooked apples/pears with honey

says on August 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Good baseline whiskey. Not too sweet or complex

says on August 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amber

General description

Very pretty whiskey. Notes of light fruit and flowers at first and a strong brown sugar and toffee finish that barely hints at some smoke. I think their tasting notes online say pineapple, but I've never smelled or tasted any pineapple in here.

says on August 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

great whisky for beginners or when you just fancy a little pear and apple baked tart :)

says on July 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Burnished

General description

sweet and smooth scotch that taste great neat or on the rocks.

says on July 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Great base line scotch for someone new to scotch drinking. For a veteran, its like catching up with an old friend.

says on June 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smooth, not a bad scotch to try when first being introduced to single malts

says on June 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Smooth, fruity. Taste like a scotch champagne.

says on June 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smooth, slightly sweet and fruity

says on May 31, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Smooth, nice finish

says on May 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old gold

General description

From Speyside the heart of Scotland, well know are for smooth flavour. And this is not exception to all those atributes. The 12 years Glenglivet is sweet to the nose, very smooth to paladar, you can sense some fruity or citrus flavour on it taste and perdures a fine taste. Very enjoyable for every occasion, always like to come back to this whiskey.

Nose

sweet

Palate

fruity, citrus

Finish

long smooth

says on May 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

smooth and not bad for the price.

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Ein guter Sommer whisky lecker Fruchtig

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

ok

says on April 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

nice

says on April 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

good fallback

says on April 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Very Nice

says on March 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

really good

says on March 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Best all-around Speyside for the budget-minded, and a good introductory single-malt for those new to scotch whisky.

says on March 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amber

General description

a basic

Nose

light alcohol with herbs and mint, a small pepper on a discrete woody caramel

Palate

light and round sliding in a sweet move down to the throat

Finish

sweet on the woody caramel

says on February 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fine whisky, especially advisable for novice whisky enthousiast.

says on January 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

sweet and smooth
worth to try

says on January 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Amber

General description

good

says on January 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Good

says on December 10, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Good collection starter.

says on October 31, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

I looked for a good introductory scotch and landed here. now it's a new go to for sure. really enjoyed it!

Nose

floral, sweet.

Palate

sweet and malt.

Finish

fruity, citrusy finish.

says on October 28, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

The whisky that got me into whiskies

says on September 24, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice but not briljant

says on September 18, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very sweet

says on August 8, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Watery, hints of fruit and grass

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Flavour profile

  • Fruit
  • Sweet
  • Malt
  • Vanilla
  • Floral
  • Light
  • Good
  • Apple
  • Delicate
  • Smooth
  • Oak
  • Honey
  • Fresh
  • Great
  • Complex
  • Spice
  • Pleasant
  • Warming
  • Cream
  • Recommended
  • Easy
  • Citrus
  • Peat
  • Bitter
  • Pear
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