Created by potrace 1.12, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2015

Currency and Delivery Country

We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

Proper No. Twelve

(70cl, 40%)

Proper No. Twelve

Sorry about this...

We can't actually ship to you in United States at the moment. We're working on a solution.

Don't need to send to the United States?
Change your shipping destination - we can probably ship to you!

Proper No. Twelve Bottling Note

MMA fighter and boxer Conor McGregor has stepped in to the ring of whiskey making with Proper No. Twelve, a blended Irish whiskey produced with the help of former Bushmills distillery manager David Elder. Featuring malt and grain whiskeys drawn from bourbon barrels, the team created nearly 100 blends before deciding upon the one in the bottle. Proper No. Twelve takes its name from Dublin 12, the area where McGregor grew up.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Vanilla pod, floral barley and a touch of sandalwood.

Palate: Orchard fruit and honey notes arrive first, backed up by a kick of white pepper.

Finish: Drying oak heat and a drizzle of caramel.

Tell us what you think of Proper No. Twelve

Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further.

country flag
No spam and entirely confidential. That's a promise.

The legal stuff: not providing your contact details may mean we have to delete your comments if another member of our community complains about them. You should know that we will store your details securely just in case we need to get in touch with you about your post in the future. That information will be held by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy (although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional or marketing purposes). Please click here for more details.

Proper No. Twelve Reviews


don't waste your time nor your money with this one

24th August 2019

Proper nice

Better then JD

24th August 2019

Good for cleaning floors

Who drinks this? is piss!!

23rd August 2019


Bland with vanilla to distract from the bland

23rd August 2019


Tastes faintly like rubbing alcohol mixed with vanilla extract. Bottom shelf.

23rd August 2019

Put it in plastic kid..

Tastes too cheap for a glass bottle. If this was in plastic I'd say 3 stars for knowing its place.

22nd August 2019


Good whiskey good flavor 🥃

22nd August 2019

Tastes unfinished

Poor taste. Shame to Ireland

22nd August 2019

not worth the price at all

the tasting notes the author made are 1000% true. honeyed fruit hits for first half second, is pleasant, but then you get assaulted with nothing but strong pepper for 3 seconds, followed by the drying OAKY heat with bourbon note to finish off. Definitely disappointed as i wanted a more floral, herbaceous irish whiskey. i would give this a 1.5/5

21st August 2019

Awful muck

awful. Don't bother.

20th August 2019

Wouldn't buy it again if it was £1.99 per bottle!

I tried it and now I want my money back. Absolutely crap. You can buy far superior whisky at half the cost.

20th August 2019

solid malt smooth finish

Good whiskey

20th August 2019


Poor flavour

19th August 2019

Not worth trying

Not worth trying

19th August 2019

Not worth your money

Need I say more!

19th August 2019

Will not stand the test of time

Terrible over-hyped whiskey

19th August 2019

Proper Piss water

Harsh and undrinkable. Best used to disinfect your toilet

18th August 2019

Don’t even bother

Absolute rubbish

18th August 2019

Not a good whiskey at all no flavor just harsh alcohol


18th August 2019

A poor generic Whiskey with the sole intention of slapping a big name on it to make a quick buck.

The story is that of yet another quick cash grab.
McGregor was approached by a Whiskey manufacturer of his old neighborhood and they offered him a very high commission if in return they could use the McGregor brand. The Whiskey was slapped together faster than Aldo could stay in the ring. The result, a poor generic Whiskey with the sole intention to make a quick buck by slapping a big name on a bottle.

18th August 2019


Disgusting stuff. Not even sure I’d use it with a mixer. The fumes off it are like paint stripper and the taste is almost as bad. It’s worth a try, I mean some people might like it. But I thought it was just cheap tasting.

18th August 2019

Not good

Terrible whiskey...

18th August 2019


Poor from McGregor, expected a lot more from the hype that was around it.

17th August 2019

Hated it

Possibly the worst Whiskey that has ever passed my lips.

17th August 2019


Absolutely terrible whiskey.

17th August 2019


The perfect whisky....if you're a high school teenager. Tastes like sweetened rubbing alcohol.

17th August 2019


Just awful

17th August 2019

Vanilla rubbing alcohol.

Might be the worst whiskey on the market.

17th August 2019


Horrible whisky, absolutely God awful. Has a very strange unpleasant taste and aroma... It stinks.

17th August 2019


Trashiest stuff I've ever had - tastes cheap and nasty.

17th August 2019

Not good

Really not worth the money, there are many other better options available

16th August 2019

Didnt like at all

I didnt really like the taste, it tasted like cheap product in my opinion.

16th August 2019


This is one of the worst trashiest ‘whiskeys’ I’ve ever tried. Not even suitable as a mixer, the big man should be ashamed, surely he can afford to hunt for some quality. Swill.

15th August 2019

Overpriced and overhyped.

As a McGregor and whiskey fan I was really looking forward to this.
But it's like caramel coloured added to rubbing alcohol, the smell and taste are both strong and raw.
Seriously dissapointed.

15th August 2019

Not good

Tastes weird, strong smell, strong aftertaste.

12th August 2019

excellent quality for the dollar

Excellent for the price. I usually drink 100 dollar bottles and this holds up. I am excited to see what this company brings to the market in the future. Great start for a new distillery.

9th August 2019

Great at a good price

Buffalo trace is my favorite bourbon whiskey so that’s my norm.
I tried this proper 12 Irish whiskey with my Bro in law and it’s great! Better then Jameson in my opinion.
Try it and enjoy!

6th August 2019

Very nice

A very nice whiskey. Nice flavour quite smooth. Would recommend it highly.

4th August 2019

Aviel edry

Great whiskey mcregorr!!!!

3rd August 2019

Literally the best whiskey I’ve ever had

Proper drink mate

2nd August 2019


All marketing, zero quality.

Terrible. Bottom shelf for sure.

21st July 2019

The best

McGregor keep it up...

20th July 2019


It was really good. I loved it.

20th July 2019

all the hates are going to review badly! try it and review on taste not your opinion of the bloke who made it

haters gunna hate ( McGreggor's King )

18th July 2019

Not bad at all

As a Scotsman I do like Irish blends but I don't particularly like CM due to his antics inside and out of MMA. However this is actually quite good, probably not the best Irish blend, it did have an unusual aftertaste but is perfectly palatable certainly not rubbish as some have mentioned.

17th July 2019

Great whisky 🥃

Smooth and balanced, goes down easy. Some aftertaste, nothing out of the ordinary if you’re into Irish whiskies. The toasted wood is reminiscent of Jameson and Tullamore Dew

14th July 2019

Good stuff

Better than Bushmills, Paddy and Jameson

14th July 2019

It's rebranded Jameson's

It's a blend.
Did McGregor actually help in the blending process? Probably not.
Did it select the type of casks to be used? Probably not.
Is it just cheap stock from the Middleton Distillery (Jameson's) in Cork? Most definitely.
Is it more expensive than Jameson's? Yes.
Is it the best Jameson has? Absolutely not. Cheapest casks went into this there is no doubt.
Will it get you drunk. I'd imagine in plentiful quantities.
Should you buy it? See above.

3rd July 2019


Soft juice not impressed

29th June 2019

Good value,smooth drinking

Tasted a lot of whiskey over the years , and some suit others don’t , regards Irish whiskey I nearly ended up in a brawl , according to a customer I was selling Protestant whiskey and he ended up spitting at me and walking out , I don’t know if proper twelve is religious but it’s one fine dram and I would recommend it .

26th June 2019


Didn't expect much at first, but after trying it, it is clear that all these negative reviews are from McGregor haters rather than from those who have actually tried this.

24th June 2019


Had a blind tasting and it stood out for being truly horrendous. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

23rd June 2019

Found my perfect whisky

Whisky is a drink to each persons aquiered taste. If you like whisky with a flavoursome kick that can’t be guzzled must be sipped and appreated this is the whisky for you 👌👍

19th June 2019

Very good

Lots of people have personal feeling about the guy who made it I think it's more about the whisky I think it's great very well done

15th June 2019

Connor is king

The best I've ever tasted

14th June 2019

Tastes awful

Proper 12?
More like proper shit, seriously spend your money on something else

10th June 2019


Very disappointed not a good whiskey very well promoted but just like the man himself.. doesn't live up to the hype. Prefer scotch

10th June 2019

Back to the alembics boys

I thought it was quite similar to Wild Turkey which is disappointing to me. I'm an American and although there have been some fine distillers emerge within the last few years, most of it sucks in my opinion. Noone makes whiskey as fine as the Irish. I'll put the Canadians second and how close is debatable. As soon as I popped the cork I smelled the Turkey. It just doesnt meet the standards of the smooth Irish spirits I love.

5th June 2019

Proper Ribbish

Packs a punch and not in a good way. Save your money and buy a proper whisky.

3rd June 2019

Poor effort

It has been helped by the master promoter but it's a horrible advert for Irish whiskey. Get back to the drawing board.

22nd May 2019

Won’t buy again

Not Great Whisky. Almost like a cheap whiskey but 30 dollars a bottle.

19th May 2019

I like Proper #12 better than regular Jameson

I am very happy that a local store has been able to get Proper 12 in stock. It seem that most of these poor reviews are some snob or hater comparing to $100 or more bottles. Compare this to whiskey at the same price point and you'll be very happy.

19th May 2019


Terrible whiskey, no doubt damaging the image of Irish whiskey worldwide. I wasn't expecting to like it but even then I was disappointed. Shameless money printing from a man who did need to stop to this. Why he didn't use his wealth and influence to create something genuinely good is beyond me.

26th April 2019

Not good

Picked a litre bottle up from the local shop for £20 to see what all the fuss was about and its as bad as I thought it would be. Think petrol mixed with vanilla.

25th April 2019

Better than Jameson

I didn’t expect much from this seeing as it’s endorsed by a celebrity but it’s actually much better than I expected. Not a whole lot of character but it is quite smooth and for the same price as Jameson I’d actually choose proper 12. Not bad at all. The Sugarbear

2nd April 2019


Turpentine is cheaper and equally unpalatable.

3rd February 2019


Absolutely nothing wrong with this juice. It’s a smooth, mild, sweet easy drinker.

1st February 2019

Good but over priced

I like this, however I wouldn’t pay £40. Worth nearer £25

1st February 2019

Poor whisky

This is poor take on Irish whisky. Mcgregor obviously is in it only for quick cash. This whisky doesn't have substance.
Don't waste money on this, try only only if you want to tap out like Mcgregor does in his fights

1st February 2019

Not worth £20

I’m a whisky and Mcgregor fan but this not nice at all

1st February 2019

Recently viewed