What's in a name? The Glenlivet 12 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled The Glenlivet 12 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
The nose is full and rich. There is a sweet creamy vanilla with warm pastries and toffee, fudge notes and aniseed. A strong toasty cereal notes emerges with a touch of oak. The palate is quite thick and warm. There is a thick aniseed note with dried peels and fudge. The finish is long and warming.
After trying Wine and then Pork I thought I would try whisky. The colour is almost like a Meerkat when it is 2 year old. The taste was good to start but not really baked enough. Not recommended by me!
I don't agree with the above guy. It is a great invitation to the Whiskyworld for newcomers.
As for me it should be oomphed up to 46% and have a bit stricter barrel policy:)
I cant agree with the first review either, this is a very good whisky and is worth every penny. Very highlt recommended.
I think this is a pleasant dram to have before a meal instead of port or sherry.
I have to agree with 4 star guy.Great for beginners.Easy to drink.
Definately find this one good, not overly complex but very drinkable.
My first and memorable whisky. With an elegant case, this one is the very best quality price single malt I ever tried.
Honey, creamy, very fruity, a little of vanilla. A Speyside classic.
My first glass of the Glenlivet was as memorable as my first kiss. This is the one that began my love affair with Scotch Whisky. A solid, creamy, straight forward whisky with a nice finish.
definitely before dinner not after
I NEVER liked ANY dark liquor. I was a vodka guy. The Glenlivet changed my world!! I drink it on the rocks, sometimes with a splash of water, and sometimes with a splash of Dr Pepper. Wonderful. I would pay ANY price for this....FANTASTIC!!
I like it, like it...
A great treat for scotch drinkers everywhere
won a bottle last night; will always be a scotch lover, but one sip gives me a migraine for a week now. WISH i could give it a review. i'll just use it for aroma therapy.
Bought a half bottle love the subtle flavors. I will surely buy it again.
I have been drinking scotch for most of my life, and I have been around awhile. Got my first bottle for Christmas. It is the best by far.
fist time i try vodka ice 40% so bad taste i m looking for 40+% this brand The Glenlivet taste so good A++++++
Has been my choice for many years and I'm 80 love this whisky.
This is the smoothest, sweetest, and last for long. it has a perfect aroma which makes it more delicious. if you are a single malt lover you CANNOT afford to miss this. For me its priority.
bought a bottle of this for my brother as a xmas prezzie.whilst i was on holidy in cuba.paid approx £16.im a whiskey drinker myself.thought the price was too good a deal to pass on.Well i must add this bottle complete in its box and nice wrapping was in my drinks cupd for at least 6 weeks before i succumbed.The temptation became too much to bear.even more so when i saw it in my local Asda and Sainsburys retailing in the region of £28.I just had to try it for myself.well 2 weeks on and im contemplating recycling the bottle in the recycle bin.it is a pleasant quaff.i drink it on the rocks and wouldnt want to insult it by watering it down with mixers or water.take it as it comes.its quite polished im a fan.my previous dallyance in the realm of the malt is Glenfarclas slightly more expensive but a very nice quaff too.Glenlivet i will revisit but might have to wait till xmas to justify the expense.
I agree with Dips...and if he's my friend this is wierd.
I have been drinking this and this only, for the past 8 yrs. Before dinner or, post dinner does not make a difference. It is great all the times. Only ice, no water. Two yrs back I came to know about Nadura. It becomes misty when you add ice to it. Ultimate drink. Too bad, not sold in India.
I've drank scotch since I was 15 and given the "man" talk. I've tasted every whisky commonly available in every bar and liquor store. With the exception of many $60+ (not sure how much in euros), Glenlivet is definitely the best in every basic category (price/value, aroma, flavor, and finish). Until you start getting into the much more expensive/limited/rare bottles of scotch, you won't find another that is better, especially for the price.
The Deja Vu is somebody noted it to be as memorable as their first kiss, and I had thought the exact same thing. I agree with many others, not sure what the first review was talking about. But just like any other drink you will receive different flavors with different foods and drinks that preceeded your whisky. From wine thru pork to Glenlivet and being disappointed, including your particular remarks tells me, with due respect, you're not very familiar with whisky in general. Much less have you acquired a taste for it to where you know what to expect from it.
Glenlivet is the cheapest liquor I keep in my home. Everyone that knows me knows if they want anything but whisky or beer when they come to my home, they better bring their own bottle. Glenlivet 12yr is "the cheap stuff" in my home, and yet still an impressive creation. One that does tend to impress guests without having to waste a $200 bottle of scotch on guests who don't appreciate the qualities of good booze in the first place.
I rated this a 9 because it doesn't deserve a 10 if the particular bottler makes other whisky's on their menu that exceed this particular one.
If you ask me... if you don't like Glenlivet or at least appreciate its quality but may just not your particular flavor... you just simply don't like whisky.
Serve neat, or on the rocks with no more than 2 cubes. If you have to mix, again, you just don't like whisky and should buy cheaper and less elegent whisky to use in your mix and just stick to what you know.
Have tried many whiskies and this is one of my favorites - I keep going back to it time after time. Before dinner, after dinner, by itself, it doesn't matter. It's perfect anytime. Very highly recommended! Bravo.
i Give it 10 star i was taste it yesterday i really like it :)
scotch is an idaviules taste personally ive tried many different scotches at many price points and glenlivet 12 yr turn out to be the drink for me.
I won't claim to be a student or give some pretentious review like I know what I'm talking about. All I know is, this is a great Scotch. I drink it neat (nothing, not even ice, to sully the taste)... a double, about 45 minutes of savoring the various flavors, and I'm good... if you're gonna use ice, grab a cheaper blend of single malts, and if you're gonna use water or any other mixer, go get Cutty Sark. If you like Scotch, this is great stuff.
Popped my Scotch Cherry with this one recently and I will be definitely be trying it again! Great flavors with a smooth and very gently warming backside to it. One of the few whiskey's I've purchased where the makers were not as interested in making the alcohol the primary taste.
While in northern New England some time ago, a friend and I took off for the Portmouth Brewery for some drinks in old town Portsmouth, New Hampshire. There, we sampled Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Dahlwinnie. It was a great way to discover single malt scotch.The Glenlivit is very good and I drink it neat, cold, no ice. The whole spectrum of taste, beginning to end is satified for me. Great scotch, as are those aforementioned as well.
very nice with a smooth but warm kick . 5 stars from me
very nice, good in taste, smotha and it is best in all same categories. I will give it five star.
Along with the Balvenie, I'd recommend the Glenlivet to anyone wishing to get into single malts. For me, it's come to define what the Speyside style is all about. Highly recommended.
So disappointed,this is dull stuff.It's just moderately pleasant whisky with few features.
i rarely drink scotch, and i must say. The first taste got me hooked! I drank my quarter cup combined with a bottle of Stella Artois. A perfect combination i must say. If you're a first time scotch drinker or a veteran, this is a drink i recommend to anyone!
It's a sub-mediocre whiskey good for the ones that have had there share of Grant's, JW red and black labels, Jack Daniels...or Chivas and want to start their single malt journey. I would take Glenfiddich 12 over it, but that s a pretty mediocre whiskey to, so it's a matter of taste.
Highland Park 12, Laphroaig 10 (especially cs), JW green lable (even though a blend) are all superior whiskeys in the same price category (just to name a few)
Glenlivet 12 is a solid good single-malt for a very fair price!!
However say something else better drink vodka!!
Recommended without doubt!! If you wish more, pay more, and taste for example Macallan"fine oak 21y. (750.00 US$!)Superb!!
Simple yet so complex. Glenlivet 12-year old was my first single-malt and has become my "every-day whisky". Some days I may treat myself to a 15 or 18 year old but on most evenings is a few ice cubes and a dram of Glenlivet for me!
very good whiskey for the money, and very easy to drink, I would highly recommend this whiskey to anyone who is new to the whiskey world
Have to say this is one of the finest whiskies I have drank. Beautiful aroma and finish.
Mój pierwszy smaczny single malt.
as a (formerly) deep south (u.s.) bourbon sipper, i moved on to the ryes (still my favorite whisk(e)y expression, but have returned to irish examples...which sparked an interest (again) in the wide world of scotch. i bought a bowmore years ago...too much smoke and peat at the time...loved the salty-sweet balance, but retreated to my rye. lately...back to watching 'ralfy' reviews etc. wanted to try scotch agaim--unpeated--if possible...couldn't find the two lowlands i was in search of (you probably know what i'm talking about...A & B!)...but decided to hit my local PLCB store here in pennsylvania...and there it was, day after christmas. the last bottle of Glenlivet 12! they had the 375 bottle but i went for that last 750 (and on sale! 36.99!). yes, this is SUBTLE...complexity is there...water added revealed more honey...but keep it totally NEAT. a really really perfect dram. sure, the 4 star status would quantum leap to 5+ stars if it had a little more complexity upfront...but i cannot complain. i almost bought the Glenfiddich, but glad to have started here. i know my rye/bourbon/uisce palate can progress 'faster' but just enjoying the mellowness of this classic scotch. the world just went HD ;) cheers and happy yule all
Well everyone is entitled to their opinions and everyone's taste is different, i guess that is why there are so many different whiskies, there is a malt out there for everyone.
Me, i'm no whiskey expert, i tried the Glenfiddich 12 year and loved it so thought id try the Glenlivet 12 as it was another popular 12 year old....very nice it is too! Can't go wrong with either...enjoy!
A super light, floral, sweet single malt. Coats the mouth in a loving warm way with lovely notes of vanilla fudge, candied peels, buttery pastries, creamy vanillas and citrus tones - like lemon meringue pie and butterscotch. The nose is light, floral, citrussy and overall pleasant. The finish can be quite long with vanilla, citrus and malted barley taking the fore, and after a while lovely honey comes back. One of the better single malts in the 20-30 range but not one to dwell on for too long, and for intermediates you're going to want to move on to slightly more expensive complex whiskies than this one.
Last night I tried this whiskey for the first time and I was really surprised. Very smooth taste. Before I tried Laganvulin, Oban and Talisker, which are very good whiskeys, but more money. Lagavulin is still my number one but when you compare price and quality then thisone comes close. I recommend Glenlivet 12 to everyone who apreciate a good whiskey.
Ive evolved to scotch by way of irish wiskey by way of bourbon, still a beginner although Ive mainly drank Dewars to start. Very nice step up from Dewars, look forward to continuing my education.
I tried this for the first time tonight. It's a very calm whiskey with a smooth buttery taste. I would certainly associate the pastry sort of taste with it. I prefer whiskey to be a bit earthier, but for me this would be a great whiskey for a warmer day. Not my first choice, but this is certainly a good step up from cheap whiskey and perfect if you like a more buttery taste.
Like said above, this is nothing too aggressive or heavy. Whisky is very easy, but not bland. There's enough depth in here to nudge this easily to the better side. Everyday whisky.
I love reading some of you fruitcup wannabe snobs with your complex reviews. Totally entertaining. Bottom line....this is some good dip. Enjoy.
i forgot the stars above
This is a great starter whisky, a bit more complex than the 12 year glenfiddich. Nice and smooth. Recommended.
GOOD STUFF.SMOOTH.EASY TO DRINK.
AV RAMPERSAD/TRINIDAD/WEST INDIES.
Agreed with numerous above reviews. Great, afforable starter scotch. Still love it to this day.