The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
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The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


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$37.99
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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 flavors defining this Highland Scotch.  
 


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sweet vanilla
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pineapple
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cinnamon
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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
Paul
Paul,
I'm working on my first bottle of Glenlivet 12 and am thoroughly enjoying it. A definite fruity nose is delightful. I added a couple drops of water, but found drinking this neat was more interesting. This is a good introductory Scotch. I can see why it is so popular. I would give it a 8 or 8.1 rating. For me this is a well rounded fruity dram with a medium though delicious finish.
Paul
Paul,
I darkened in one too many stars.....
Mark
Mark,
Detect fruits in the flavor, specifically pineapple. Haven't tried a lot Scotches, but would get again.
 
Tonee
Tonee,
Not too sweet and a nice finish, but misses the cut of being smooth.
 
Leon
Leon,
I had heard of Glenlivet. It is simply amazing. It had a smokey aroma with an aftertaste that seemed almost chewable. And the price? It tastes as good if not better than some of the single malts that costs more than twice as the Glenlivet. I think that I am ready to start a journey with different gins.
 
Stanley
Stanley,
There may be some Scotch our there that I have not had the pleasure of rating, but I am glad I got to taste this one. I was looking for a good Scotch to sip and this one is a 10.
 
Christian
Christian,
This is the first scotch I've taken a first sip of and loved it immediately. caramel on the nose and on the front. Strongly recommend
 
Jaythan
Jaythan,
Easy drinker. Perfect daily drinker. Tastes like apple juice on the pull and finishes with a nice oaky sweetness. Silky smooth and rounded. Nothing offensive or sharp. If you are looking for something to challenge you, or to take you on a ride, this isn’t what you are looking for. This cannot be put on ice or with water, it really turns to nothing. For whatever reason I lose all the apple and oaky notes. Drink this neat.
 
Harrison
Harrison,
Strong banana and apple notes that continued with each sip. Light body and a very good pour for the price!
 
Kevin
Kevin,
This is now part of my goto 12-year-old malt list, along with Balvenie and Macallan. A light golden color and a faint nose had me concerned, but the palate is rich with vanilla and toffee and it grows and grows through the finish. Smooth as silk.
 
guest
guest,
Best intro to scotch.
 
Tim
Tim,
Was never one for Scotch although all my ancestors are Scottish :). Though that I would give this a try. Pleasantly surprised. Very smooth and it will definitely be a staple in my bar. Also cannot beat the price.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Very smooth whiskey. I can sip this all night long. It is a regular in my bar.
 
Wilbert
Wilbert,
Very smooth, like a sweet tea in the summer time smooth. Tasty can’t beat it for the price!!!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
floral and amazing, my hands down favorite and "go to" liquor store bottle.
 
Susan
Susan,
I liked this version of Glenlivet. Smells and tastes a bit like apples, light on the palate, no alcohol burn, easy to drink, low proof.
 
Paul
Paul,
warm, good flavor, almost no aftertaste. I'm still developing my palette, but i found this very easy to drink.
 
Paul
Paul,
I can see why this is so popular. I found both smell and taste to be fruity delicious with a very pleasant finish. I plan on having a bottle on my bar. Looking forward to trying other scotch whisky as I continue this journey.
 
Henry
Henry,
Smoky, not as flavorful as advertised but not bad either
 
Angelo
Angelo,
I didn't care for this Scotch at first, but it did end up growing on me. It's very fruity and I sensed apples and maybe a little peach. For me, it was quite alcohol-y and it took me the course of the bottle to figure out the taste profile as this whisky has a way of building heat rather quickly. The flavor profile improves with a little water.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
My husband and I really like this one. Glad I picked it and will definitely order again. Not too strong tasting with a little sweetness to it.
 
guest
guest,
Ono of the best in price/performance.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is the kind of scotch I like , double barrel
 
Rene
Rene,
Hint of Apple upfront with a slight oak taste. Easy sipping, but nothing noticeable to help it stand out.
 
David
David,
Fairly standard fruity scotch with a slight peppery after taste
 
Matt
Matt,
Not my favorite or least favorite from the Glenlivet. I strongly prefer the 15 year to this one. It tastes mostly the same, but it is much smoother with more pronounced and refined fruit and oak notes. The 12 year hints at that delicious Glenlivet flavor profile, but mostly misses the mark for me. Spend the extra and go 15 or even 18 year. The 12 is nice, but it tastes younger and less refined than a lot of other 12 year scotches.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth subtle fruity start, with a slight bit of peppery aroma
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Really liked it, citrus, light floral and smoke
 
Evan
Evan,
It’s about the same as Macallan 12 but cheaper
 
Scott
Scott,
Always my go to drink.
 
Marques
Marques,
I've given this bottle a half a dozen chances and it still just tastes like slightly alcoholic water. It certainly has something on the nose. Notes of oak, a little bit of citrus and fruit, something like apple. Which is quite nice, I don't mean to discount the nose. But as soon as it hits my taste buds i'm just so disappointed. Vaguely tastes of oak. Barely even has a burn. That all said, I don't actively dislike it, i'm just very disappointed. A waste of $40 for what it is.
 
David
David,
Great pricepoint if you can get it around $40. Apple overpowers the oakiness. Fairly smooth.
 
Gary
Gary,
Great tasting whisky for the price. Bought a case and I’m down to 2 two bottles.
 
Marriann
Marriann,
Like it for occasional drink. Bold taste will warm your belly
 
Glenn
Glenn,
This is a wonderful goto scotch. Pricepoint is perfect for what the bottle delivers.
 
guest
guest,
Heavy Apple, Honey, Vanilla.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
I really enjoy this scotch. It's light and not Smokey, light on the oak. Sweet and hints of Apple and pear, maybe a hint of citrus. Not very complex...good for mixing or easy drinking. Good bar stock.
 
Brenda
Brenda,
Like. No smoke. no heat. Smooth ... No ice
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
This is my first bottle of Scotch, definitely my favorite whisky so far.
 
James
James,
My go-to sipping scotch. A bit spicy but good
 
Keith
Keith,
one of my favorites
 
John
John,
Smooth and light bite. More of a beginner whiskey
 
Javier
Javier,
Beautiful color that generates an appetite with an added splash of tranquility. Sophisticated notes and a balance finish.
 
guest
guest,
Solid, particularly for the price. Good everyday drinker. Mostly sweet vanilla on the nose, similar on the palate with some added honey and oak. Finish is a light spice, cinnamon flavor. Didn’t care for it as much when I added water, became more one dimensional
 
Craig
Craig,
Almost as good as the private reserve
 
Blair
Blair,
Pretty good
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very good, but shy of great. Would happily drink many of these.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Honey sweet and very smooth, but relatively complex. Not fumey at all, so drink it neat. Would highly recommend if you’re just getting into whisky and want something easy to get you started.
 
Gloria
Gloria,
Hubby's favorite
 
Jason
Jason,
Smooth great finish
 
Chris
Chris,
I love this! It is smooth, spicy, and a go to when aiming to be sophisticated in professional settings.
 
JOSH
JOSH,
Just so-so, i would never buy it but I'll drink it when someone else has it and offers and sadly this is the best many people get. There's enough of a hint of smoke to keep it interesting for me. But this is the drink that makes me cringe when I see "apple juice" listed as a flavor or described in taste profile, I immediately think of this underwhelming dram and imagine the same for whatever it is i'm looking into.
 
John
John,
Smooth and affordable single malt, only way to drink it is straight up
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Smells nice, just too “harsh” for me to enjoy it.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Shocked. Shocked I tell you. I figured this to be just another niche offering from Glenlevit and it turned out to be EASILY the best of their readily available scotches. Crisp, fruity, juicy, sweet with a hint of cinnamon. Had it with some red snapper and peach sorbet and it set off the entire meal like fireworks. Will definitely get again.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Nice smooth flavor, good for nice evening
 
Gary
Gary,
Good basic scotch. Has a bit of alcohol burn, but smooth
 
Abhijeet
Abhijeet,
Great to sip neat! Very smooth finish
 
guest
guest,
One of the favorites.
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
I am just getting into whiskey tasting and this was a great first purchase.
 
Joselin
Joselin,
good taste, let it rest for a few minutes; good for the price
 
Joselin
Joselin,
Good but with a splash of sparkling water
 
Nick
Nick,
Very good for a single malt scotch whisky (I'm a dark rye fan)
 
Mike
Mike,
A good taste without too much smoke.
 
Rex
Rex,
It’s ok. A bit stringent on the finish. Not nearly as good as the Macallan.
 
Shane
Shane,
This was my first real "sofisticated adult" tasting of scotch, and let me just say the bar has been set high for the others I'll eventually try. On the sweeter side for sure, no burn, and oh so smooth. Noticeable smell and taste of honey, I look forward to my next pour!
 
Derek
Derek,
Mild peat and smoke. Somewhat complex with a decent linger. Great daily drinker.
 
James
James,
Great Scotch. Nose is sweet and rich. Taste is smooth with a bit of brine on the back of the tongue.
 
Jack
Jack,
Sharpish alcohol flavor. Rounded with notes of honey and the lighter flavors associated with American oak. A decent single malt.
 
Reggie
Reggie,
Standard go to whisky
 
Owen
Owen,
It’s not a bad starter scotch or if you need a more cost effective go to
 
Sean
Sean,
My introduction to Scotch, enjoyable but a bit rough, touch of medicine initially.
 
Kent
Kent,
Simply the smoothest, lightest and best tasting spirit I have ever tasted.
 
Zane
Zane,
I tried to like this whisky but after multiple drams, still can’t find anything distinctive about its taste. I found the taste monotonous and vaguely fruit but the finish oddly harsh. Plenty of others love this as a daily sip but it really didn’t work for me.
 
Grayson
Grayson,
Very sippable scotch. Very little bite and subtle flavors make it very easy to enjoy neat. Quickly becoming my new every-day sipper.
 
Jared
Jared,
This is my go to scotch when money is tight. It is actually the reason I fell in love with scotch in the first place.
 
James
James,
Great whisky all around. Smooth as its name claims. Great in a hot toddy, great over ice, and great on its own. One of my go-tos.
 
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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