The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


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One of the most popular single malts in the World.

In 1824 George Smith made a daring move and got a license to legally produce single malt Whisky. Needless to say, the neighbouring smugglers weren’t all too happy about it, so for protection he had to carry not one, but two guns at all times. Imagine that.

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old is one of the most popular (and best-selling) single malts in the World. It was matured in a mixture of casks made from American and European oak. Using the mineral rich water from Josie’s Well ensures the best possible result during mashing and fermenting to form flavours defining this Highland Scotch.

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apple juice
oak
sweet vanilla
honey
pineapple
sweet
cinnamon
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citrus
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Bright and lively gold

Smell / Nose / Aroma 
Fruity, sweet vanilla, honey, pineapple, pressed apples, cinnamon, nutmeg

Flavor / Taste / Palate Apple, fruity trifle, creamy citrus, pineapple, very well balanced

Finish
Long, delicious


Ratings & Reviews
Kenneth
Kenneth,
One of my first whisky's. It will always have a special place in my heart.
 
Riley
Riley,
This is my go-to whisky. I can drink it neat, on ice, with a splash of water. It is a smooth, softly peated Scotch that is a wonderful welcoming to the world of Scotch. There's a reason it's famous.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
First try was great, it has a very pleasant aroma to it and a sweet vanilla taste. Neat is the way to go here
 
Shay
Shay,
An excellent, straightforward scotch, perfect for introducing the uninitiated. It was my very first scotch, and I was grateful all the way through.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Pleasant. Sweet, floral, ashy towards the finish.
 
Paul
Paul,
Velvet-smooth. The Scotch that made me realize that I don't particularly like Bourbon, and that not all whiskys are created equal.
 
Kris
Kris,
The most one dimensional bottle I've ever had
 
guest
guest,
Silky smooth and tasteful
 
Barry
Barry,
The original "go to" and my beginnings in Scotch. It's price and availability make it an easy choice but the taste is still there. Cleaner than other scotches but with still the aged deepness that relaxes you after a good meal or just a good day.
 
John
John,
Nice dram but the alcoholic taste is the overwhelming flavor.
 
Scott
Scott,
Very light, creamy mouthfeel, smooth finish, sweet, excellent beginner scotch
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Apple Juice-y. Good Go-to.
 
Jason
Jason,
Sweet nose, pretty smooth to sip. I add a little ice - very drinkable. As others say, good go-to for basic scotch.
 
Tristan
Tristan,
Ripe and juicy apples and applewood on the nose! The palate is a little soft, showing honey, vanilla, and apricot notes. Decent but not spectacular.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Nose is sweet. Pineapple was on the forefront followed by sweet fruit and vanilla. As it sat longer the vanilla tones continued to rise. First sip was smooth with a light mouth feel. As it went down the pure sweetness of the drink rose throughout. You could taste the honey, vanilla, and sweet fruit as it remained on the palate when finished. It’s a new go-to.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Unfortunately my throat pretty much closed when this hit it, seems I'm allergic to something in it. What little I did taste was terrible though, definitely not for me
 
Austin
Austin,
my go-to scotch. a couple ice cubes to unlock it, and cut the bite.
 
Larry
Larry,
The standard for scotch
 
Audra
Audra,
There is a reason it’s a classic. That’s all I can say. I have never had the opportunity to try their more aged varieties, but am looking forward to when I do.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very solid scotch, especially for the price tag. I will often use this to introduce scotch to someone who hasn't tried it.
 
Bianca
Bianca,
My favorite.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I love this because of the drinkabiltiy / it’s low in tannins which means I can drink it all night.
 
James
James,
Love this as a sipping scotch. Very smooth with a hint of warmth.
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
The Gold Standard for Single Malt Scotch in my opinion. I grew up pouring my father and his poker buddies doubles and triples of this stuff in every form - highball glasses w/Perrier and crystal clear ice, neat in a rocks glass, shots to chase pints of red ale with; you name it, I've seen people drink Glenlivet 12 year with it. There are definitely smoother Scotch whiskies and those which have been aged longer or cost more, but this is the one I always keep stocked in my bar. It's the working man's Single Malt, and it's fantastically versatile. I recommend it with soda (a pressurized Perrier is my preference), a lemon twist, and two large cubes for parties (oh, and a dash of bitters if the drinker actually likes Scotch). A great way to introduce people to Single Malt without potentially wasting an expensive shot, and a light after taste that won't sting or bite the taste buds. Like I said, it's the Gold Standard.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
my everyday
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Makes a great intro to scotch
 
Monica
Monica,
Perfect balance and smooth start to finish.
 
Greg
Greg,
easy to sip, very enjoyable for the price
 
Justin
Justin,
Good starter Scotch. First Scotch I ever bought. Slightly smokey, with a bit of peat but does not have the Iodine smell or taste the some others have.
 
Norman
Norman,
My favorite.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Hey, it's a scotch! Glenlivet 12 year is a standard but for a good reason. A fruity scotch (no peat here) that tastes more alcoholic than it is. Actually, that's the main thing detracting from this younger variety. The overwhelming alcohol flavor overpowers much of what makes Glenlivet delicious and you'll be left wondering what was there that left such a great aftertaste.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Glenlivet was my 4th Highland Scotch I tried, and it quickly became one of my staples. A fantastic scotch, that's smooth and sippable.
 
Dakota
Dakota,
I enjoy this scotch.
 
Mark
Mark,
I was surprised how much I liked this scotch. I’m normally a very peaty and smoky flavor guy. Almost anything from Islay. This is none of those, but tastes great. I will revisit this one again...
 
Richard
Richard,
Really smooth, great for sipping.
 
David
David,
Not bad. Drinkable and simple
 
Dave
Dave,
I like the aroma (oak, hint of fruit) of the whisky, the flavor profile, and the bead effect. The whisky is a great spirit to introduce new whisky drinkers too, especially whisky's from Speyside. With that being said, there are better whiskies out on the market. But you can never go wrong having this in your stable.
 
Omar
Omar,
I am still new to scotch, but I do like this one, it is not heavy and woodsy or oaky like a lot of less aged scotch, and it is reasonably priced.
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
Very smooth makes me think of the CEO who keeps this bottle in his desk
 
Trevor
Trevor,
A nice basic scotch. Nothing that sparks a wow factor but very drinkable. I will always be content with a glass.
 
Jon
Jon,
I dig this scotch. Simple. But done excellently.
 
Steve
Steve,
Not quite as smooth as expected but 2/3rds of it has disappeared down my gullet already so it must be doing something right!
 
Brian
Brian,
That was good but not as good as the 20 years old Scotch I drank in Germany almost 30 years ago.
 
James
James,
This is my go to scotch when I am on the road. Great drink that is available almost anywhere
 
Chris
Chris,
It is a good scotch.
 
JUNMAN
JUNMAN,
easy to drink, light, smooth and bitter
 
guest
guest,
Very good everyday single malt
 
Justin
Justin,
This is my Step-mom's families go to and there is always plenty at my Dad's house. It is a good standard scotch that is drinkable, but I prefer Oban.
 
Scott
Scott,
Easy drinking as far as whisky goes. Leaves a little 'fire' after each sip.
 
Sean
Sean,
Easy to drink. Good to keep on hand,
 
guest
guest,
Great as go-to drink
 
Charles
Charles,
Very enjoyable but I would spend the extra for the 15 YO
 
Doug
Doug,
Nice to Have on hand
 
guest
guest,
Easy drink
 
Richard
Richard,
I finally found a scotch that fits the hype.
 
Gerhard
Gerhard,
just like a whiskey has to be, smooth, light and full of charakter.
 
Josh
Josh,
This is a staple at my bar. Can't go wrong.
 
guest
guest,
Nice and light
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Loved it.
 
Derek
Derek,
For the price, I love this one. I love the fruit notes that come through.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Great - smooth, warm, refreshing
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Good all around single malt. Smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Smell little mint. Taste honey with smoky fruits.
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth at first with slow, small warm. Vanilla, fruity nose.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth
 
Rick
Rick,
Clean with a drop of water and sweet
 
Josh
Josh,
Extra smooth!
 
Reginald
Reginald,
Good introduction. Very simple not much there.
 
Adam
Adam,
Very smooth, with just a drop of ice water, to compliment the after tones....
 
Gary
Gary,
Simply the best for the price
 
Alec
Alec,
A bit harsher than I cared for. The apple notes came very late for me and most flavors were overpowered by almost metallic burn.
 
Will
Will,
You may find it anywhere they sell Scotch, but it is a fine go to and I am never at home without it. Fruity, nice burn, vanilla and floral.
 
Jon
Jon,
Fruity, floral and vanilla...
 
Chris
Chris,
Though sweet and fruity like most Speys, a bit harsh down the neck. Popular selling dram you can find just about anywhere, nothing special.
 
Pat
Pat,
It is a good everyday scotch. Definitely one of the bottles I always keep in my bar.
 
Harold
Harold,
Nice for
 
Shana
Shana,
Tried and true favorite, budget-friendly with near-perfect balance of spice, subtle burn, and a hint of sweet in nose, palette, and finish, consistently satisfying, and will always recommend. Their long-standing history of crafting single malt scotch alone should be a testament to the consistently delightful results in anything labeled Glenlivet. For the price, I challenge you to find a more complex and lasting finish than this.
 
guest
guest,
Не моя тема. Водянистый. Конечно фрукты и все такое. Но можно больше не брать.
 
Cheyne
Cheyne,
A widely available whisky for a reason. It's flavorful but not overpowering. It's a nice simple sipping dram, behaving much more like a bourbon than a scotch in terms of drinkability. Not peaty but a hint of smoke is pervasive. Lovely stuff.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Nothing fancy here, typically found in most bars.
 
guest
guest,
Classic
 
Michael
Michael,
Intense apple that dominates. Extremely smooth.
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Fairly smooth, fruits, short finish.
 
guest
guest,
very soft and tasty.
 
guest
guest,
Beautifully crafted light single malt whisky. I have been drinking this expression for 35 years. Always a delicious treat.
 
Shaylin
Shaylin,
One of my favorite Scotch whiskies.
 
Pawan
Pawan,
Good start
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very smooth, one of my favorites
 
Peter
Peter,
Lemon peal, semi sweet nose. Soft palate; pineapple like flavors. Finish a little rough. Some hot alcohol burn. A very good 12 year speyside, but this region must not be my cup of tea.
 
guest
guest,
it's sweetish and smooth after burn in the throat is a treat
 
Tony
Tony,
Smells fruity, tastes smooth but can't taste the fruit.
 
Matthias
Matthias,
Worth it.
 
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