vanilla
honey
toasted wood
green apple
floral
almonds
gingerbread
fruit
spicy
Spiral Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Proper No. Twelve
Irish Whiskey
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep liquid gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Floral and fruity character, accompanied by aromas of sweet almond and baked green apple.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Incredibly smooth with notes of vanilla, honey-like sweetness and gingerbread spice.

Finish
Strong and long finish with a character of toasted wood and honey.
Price:
$24.99
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Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey is adored for its vanilla, honey, toasted wood and green apple flavor notes.

This Irish Whiskey is carefully distilled at Old Bushmills distillery, Ireland.

Based on 374 votes, the average rating for Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey is 7.3/10.

Top reviews for Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey:

— Wow!, right out of the bottle. Smooth, flavorful, TASTY. It actually tastes like, I'll have another! I'm sorry what I actually mean is you won't like it. Keep drinking the Irish you already are.

— Very smooth, great taste and exceeded my expectations

— For some reason I can drink this everyday. It is by far my favorite drink right now
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Irish Whiskey
  • Region
    Ulster
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Old Bushmills Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon casks

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

(0.75l, 40%)


7.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
Siddharth
Siddharth,
In all honesty, there are two parts to a whisky - the aroma, and the flavour. Proper Twelve offers absolutely nothing in the aroma department, with or without water. When it comes to the flavour, there is no complexity at all, especially the after taste. You don't feel many discernible notes outside the overload on alcohol when rolling the whisky on your tongue as well. Some would say I am expecting a lot from a cheaper whisky, but failing to deliver at all has costed this whisky in my book. Definitely would not recommend.
 
Jason
Jason,
My favorite "every day" whiskey. Smooth with an easy sweetness that isn't too much. Perfect for the price.
 
Mike
Mike,
7.5 Surprising for the price point. There is no crazy explosion of flavor but is pretty easy to drink. I personally rather have this over Jameson (but prefer Jameson IPA Caskmates over this.) so it is a fantastic whisky at this price point. I’m very happy with it and I plan to replace it when it is gone. *My wife (a non-whisky drinker) did not like it. So if you are a whisky drinker on the fence. Pull the trigger. It’s a nice conversation bottle as well for cheap. * I normally enjoy my whisky straight. This was one of the few whiskies I preferred on the rocks.
 
Robert
Robert,
Wow!, right out of the bottle. Smooth, flavorful, TASTY. It actually tastes like, I'll have another! I'm sorry what I actually mean is you won't like it. Keep drinking the Irish you already are.
 
Nick
Nick,
very smooth, but it clears itself off the pallet as fast as it got there.
 
Jason
Jason,
Was surprisingly good. Nice balanced flavor with strong notes of honey and a little vanilla.
 
Westlee
Westlee,
Overall, one of my favorite Irish Blended Whiskeys in terms of value. Not overly sweet, good balance of spice and heat, and subtle complexity. This compares favorably to Jameson Black Barrel, at a savings of about 30%. For under $30, you can't go wrong with this one.
 
Orlando
Orlando,
Little brash, taste really young. Good for mixing with club soda.
 
Alex
Alex,
Very impressed by this the first time I had it. A little smokey for an Irish whiskey, and while there is a little bite, it is overall smooth with all the flavors one would expect. I try to keep a bottle of this in my stock.
 
Dean
Dean,
Very smooth, great taste and exceeded my expectations
 
Michael
Michael,
This is a decent whiskey. Smooth and sweet. Not much spice.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Bad.
 
guest
guest,
We thought it was super intense. It was also our first time trying whiskey, so I’m excited to revisit it on my own. Edit: Upon revisiting, after experiences with many other whiskeys, it is safe to say that this is now my go-to Irish whisky. Very smooth, and extremely drinkable straight.
 
David
David,
Tried this neat tonight and found it a bit harsh with a bitter after taste. Would be okay in an Irish Buck or Mule.
 
Michael
Michael,
Decent, a bit too light in taste.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Bland. It’s going to be a mixer and I won’t buy again, but I’ll at least finish the bottle slowly.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
A smooth whiskey. Believe it or not , adding a little club soda really brought out some flavor . I'll be buying it again, I'm sure.
 
guest
guest,
For some reason I can drink this everyday. It is by far my favorite drink right now
 
Michael
Michael,
the best
 
Mark
Mark,
Smooth but not much initial flavor Not hot or spicy Flavor doesn’t really develop over time like I’d expect Nose really improved and developed some spice and great nose Smooth throughout but not much flavor
 
Damien
Damien,
Good, but Jameson is still slightly better
 
guest
guest,
Very nice Irish whiskey, and fairly reasonably priced. Not quite at the top of the pile but very drinkable
 
Paul
Paul,
Smooth and very sweet. The finish is fairly short and I didnt taste any of the woodiness I was expecting. A good overall whiskey though for the price
 
Cortland
Cortland,
Fantastic for the price
 
David
David,
Super tough to drink. Metallic flavor with a strong aftertaste. Had to have a mixer...
 
Antonio
Antonio,
I think for the money you can't get a better tasting Irish whiskey if that is your thing. I have purchased half a dozen bottles and tried whiskey's from Austrailia, Canada, Japan etc. This is the only one I have bought twice and I will buy it again when that one goes. It is a high quality and full of flavor.
 
Steve
Steve,
I think I found my new budget Irish whiskey. Honestly reminds me a little bit of Crown Royal, which can be good or bad depending on what you're looking for in a whiskey. But I mean it in the best way, since this is cheaper.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Great whiskey - on par with Jameson and Tully. A little more spice/heat - but definitely a quality spirit.
 
Angel
Angel,
Not enjoyable. Tinny metallic butter cookie. Very thin.
 
guest
guest,
Smells of the comfort of summer by a pool (smells like chlorine.. in a good way?) tastes smooth, sweet with a crisp finish
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Had a glass once at a bar, neat. Was expecting similar to Jameson, but I was in for a real treat! Smooth, very subtle burn, no overly sweet overtone. Just clean, smooth malted barley with just a touch of honey and vanilla. Highly recommend!
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Really affordable and solid irish whiskey
 
Dane
Dane,
I really enjoyed this whiskey.. Nicely priced and smooth from the first sip to the last. Always one to be stocked in the cabinet...
 
Justin
Justin,
Wow! Not really a non-American whiskey drinker but ¡hey! This is good whiskey! Reminds me of Uncle Nearest 1884 with less ‘peanut brittle’. Really good whiskey! Don’t care if an MMA champ is pushing it.
 
Billy
Billy,
Very nice entry whiskey for the price. Smooth and easy to drink. For the target audience it's a hole in one. Not enough going on for me to me to want to try it again.
 
Beau
Beau,
I'm not experienced with Irish whiskies, just Jameson. That said, I found this to be very good. I'm a beginner at this, so 'nose' and 'notes' aren't my things; just dipping my toe in the water to see what I like.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Love how smooth this is when cold, also at room temperature. It has a nice burning sensation, but not over powering. Great with Dr. Pepper if you even use a chaser.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Super smooth. Beautiful flavor profile. Drank my bottle entirely too quick!
 
Rusty
Rusty,
Good Flavor!
 
Roger
Roger,
What a surprise, a truly great tasting daily drinking. Surprisingly smooth and light.
 
guest
guest,
Ok
 
William
William,
great vanilla flavour honey toasted flavour
 
Wesley
Wesley,
Solid budget bottle. Better than I thought it would be.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
This is a good Irish for its price point. My initial taste started with alcohol burn. But as I continued to drink it I could taste the sweetness. Mystery pallet may have been off. I recommend, especially if you are on a budget.
 
Blake
Blake,
For $20 you can’t go wrong here! Sweet with honey and vanilla but balanced with toasted wood. I know these are the descriptions on the bottle, but they’re accurate. I recently shared this with a number of whiskey drinkers, who are well familiar with the base Jameson, and everyone agreed they prefer this over the metallic flavors of Jameson. Great whiskey for parties and introductions for newcomers to whiskey, and those who love to explore.
 
billy
billy,
Very good taste. A knock out. 😉
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
At First I thought it was sweet but after a couple sips you realize its all Flavor. Its has a really nice finish you can easily drink half the bottle its that good.
 
guest
guest,
Love the vanilla notes.
 
Todd
Todd,
Outclassed both Jameson and most other mainstream Irish whiskeys I’ve had.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I am shocked at how good this whiskey is at this price point! I tried it neat and with a couple drops of water, liked it both ways. 1 or 2 years more aging this stuff would give $75 bottles a run for their money! I will buy it again and keep it on hand.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Smooth with a decent amount of peat. Do not like the celebrity attached. If it wasn't for him, I'd buy this.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
I decided to give it a try and didn't want to like it because I'm not a fan of McGregor, but it's really good. Excellent on the rocks. Very smooth, even easy for my wife (who is not a whiskey drinker) to drink straight.
 
Jon
Jon,
Very good for the price
 
Peter
Peter,
nice mixing whisky , a little rough for straight drinking
 
Joe
Joe,
This is one of my go-to bottles that is ALWAYS on my shelf. Use it as a mixer, on the rocks, share with friends or enjoy alone, it never dissappoints
 
Jerald
Jerald,
Very smooth and mellow..would be a great starter Scotch
 
Chris
Chris,
Average Irish whiskey, no huge stand out flavors. That being said it’s a solid whiskey at a good price
 
Todd
Todd,
Bland, run of the mill Irish whiskey. Easily drinkable with no certain tasting notes.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Disappointing Irish Whisky
 
Kevin
Kevin,
A little harsh at the end
 
Dan
Dan,
I like Proper 12, especially after I get home from a 12 hour nightshift; I'm not sure why Business Insider & others trash it (?) I didn't even know it was McGregor's. I also think Dewar's White Label is good 👌 especially for the money. Maybe it's because I'm a 1/4 Irish lol
 
Patrick
Patrick,
On the lighter side for an Irish Whiskey. Very smooth.
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Very light and the honey definitely comes through to the front on this one.
 
Dr
Dr,
Not bad. My go to when I’m at a sports bar
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Vanilla and honey come through nicely. Add a couple drops of water. Sweet and smooth, but not too complex. Still a solid cheap Irish whiskey.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smooth, crisp finish
 
James
James,
Great entry level bottle into the world of Irish Whisky. Lots of flavor and very smooth.
 
Dave
Dave,
Great flavor. Enjoyable.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I very much like this! Good flavor neat or with cola
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Love this Irish whiskey. Notes of vanilla and a very smooth finish.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Perfect blend of flavors. Better than Jameson in my opinion. Can’t go wrong with fookin Proper Twelve
 
Charles
Charles,
Very smooth, no heat like usual from regular whiskey. Real easy to enjoy with a good mellow cigar. That's when I enjoy my spirits. A must have.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
My favorite Irish whiskey!
 
guest
guest,
It was hard to get any distinct flavor or smell out of this whiskey. When I did I mostly got apples and honey with maybe some spice. It was pretty good in an old fashioned.
 
Flavio
Flavio,
More bourbon than whisky
 
Bowen
Bowen,
It is exactly what you'd think. A decent Irish whiskey, nothing special. I honestly didn't expect it to be as good as it was. If you like Bushmills, you'll like 12.
 
Justin
Justin,
Amazing flavor very easy to drink in just about any setting
 
Reinier
Reinier,
Very smooth. Great price point.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Decent Irish whiskey. NoT my favorite but wI'll keep it in the rotation.
 
Michael
Michael,
Typical Irish. Fairly simple.
 
Steven
Steven,
Good enough for an Irish whiskey, but prefer Bushmill’s 10year for just slightly more.
 
Derek
Derek,
Way better than I expected. Bought this thinking it was going to be a conversation piece and collect dust, but I was pleasantly surprised. Good complexity and linger. Already purchased a second bottle.
 
James
James,
Decent budget Irish. Good if you're mixing cocktails. Lacks much of a nose or taste.
 
Jaztyn
Jaztyn,
It’s fairly good for a new whiskey and for price as well
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Great smooth taste. Amazing for the price. Another KO for C.M.
 
Megan
Megan,
The fact that a portion of the sales goes to first responders is a plus. Other than that, it's basically Jameson.
 
guest
guest,
I’ve found this to be a pretty good first try for Conor McGregor. I’ve also found that if you let this sit for about 10-15 min and breathe it is so much more complex. Give it a try, for the price why not.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Too light, not enough complexity in it, I think it would be nice if left developing in the barrels for another few years
 
Owen
Owen,
Not bad, definitely an Irish whiskey
 
Tom
Tom,
Super smooth at the beginning and the finish. Very good for mixing or sipping!
 
Jose
Jose,
It’s like drinking Jameson out of a toaster.
 
James
James,
Basically Jameson. Maybe even a little worse
 
Derek
Derek,
Hard to beat for the price! A simple sipping whiskey to enjoy on a cold night.
 
Dave
Dave,
Easily one of the worst tasting whiskeys I've ever had. It deterioratesb quickly after opening for a couple of days. Mostly grain, young, harsh. Acetone/Isopropyl notes. Even at $25 it's overpriced.
 
John
John,
Tastes like Jameson to me
 
guest
guest,
Smooth, light and without a hard bite.
 
Grant
Grant,
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: grain, hints of honey Taste: honey sweet, hint of vanilla,some wood flavors, light pear taste, some alcohol burn
 
Paul
Paul,
Smooth and good taste for the money. One of our good staples in the liquor cabinet.
 
Don
Don,
Not bad for the price
 
Cory
Cory,
Good flavor and smoothness, especially for the price point
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Not bad kinda rough
 
jonathan
jonathan,
Very mellow and smooth. Perfect neat.
 
jonathan
jonathan,
Very mellow and smooth perfect neat.
 
Anne
Anne,
Wonderfully smooth.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Awesome whiskey! New staple in the home bar.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Actually very smooth!!! Was happily surprised with this sitting in the backyard after work.
 
Gunner
Gunner,
Damn good for the price point.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
I really like the taste
 
Abbey
Abbey,
Definitely a whiskey for the masses. Not a bad flavor, very smooth and easy to drink. Recommend for the novice palate or someone new to the wonders of whiskey. I like the fact that proceeds go towards first responders as I am a professional EMT.
 
Pepper
Pepper,
A very smooth whiskey, has a great taste, something to sip on with a good cigar.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very smooth, also enjoyed with a touch of water. Learned part of the proceeds go to First Responders. Like it even more!
 
Adam
Adam,
This is a very Smooth Whiskey that has tastes of vanilla and honey, mild tastes of wood but very gentle to the taste.
 
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