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Proper No. Twelve

(70cl, 40%)

Proper No. Twelve

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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.

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Proper No. Twelve Reviews

Disappointing

Absolutely not worth the price.

11th November 2019

not good at all!

Left a weird aftertaste in my mouth

10th November 2019

Pfffft

How much are we paying for the “name” here? Because the whiskey is poor to average.

At this price point, it’s in direct competition with some infinitely better products. Do yourself a favour and don’t bother.

9th November 2019

Pleasantly surprised

Much nicer than the reviews here. Quite surprised by the flavour and texture.

2nd November 2019

Great taste

One of the best whiskey I have ever tried

1st November 2019

Smooth

Very smooth and tasty.

1st November 2019

Not good

Tastes horrible, wont buy again, for the price it's very disappointing

31st October 2019

Shite

Proper shite. Wouldnt drink it if it was free.

31st October 2019

meh

it's 36$ for 750 ml, a little too pricey just for "meh"

29th October 2019

Nasty

Nasty taste like pool water

26th October 2019

nope nope nope

Nope poured 1 glass and forced myself to finish it, the rest went down the sink. Wont be buying again

25th October 2019

Great

Great

24th October 2019

Shite

The worst whiskey I ve ever tried. It tastes disgusting

22nd October 2019

Proper plague water

Proper toilet cleaner

21st October 2019

Tastes awful

I really had high expectations but unfortunately the taste is very poor.

19th October 2019

Muck

Not worth buying

14th October 2019

Very Poor

You can always use it as paint stripper

14th October 2019

All hype...

...no substance. Very poor quality.

10th October 2019

Smooth

Really smooth taste.

9th October 2019

Shockingly Refreshing, I Love it!

I can’t agree with the masters that rated this poorly. I love proper #12 and it’s my new favourite blended Irish whiskey. I was so shocked at how good it was. Well done Conor, you have a Winner here.

7th October 2019

Decent whiskey that is surprisingly oily for a budget. Ice will definitely open this one up

I am sensing evidence of whisky snobbery afoot in these reviews. The proper twelve is not going to blow your socks off right, but it is not even remotely close to the worst whiskey anyone has ever tasted. And I swear in 10 comments I've read it was listed as the worst whiskey ever in 4 of them.

The aroma is malty and oakie with sweet honey and vanilla. A very classic Irish whiskey. There is a hint of nuttiness like the subtly of walnut.

The taste is very oily which is apparent by the heavy legs dripping down the glass. It starts off vanilla and honey which give way to a slow hint of oak but still well behind the vanilla and honey sweetness.

The finish is oak and kinda dry considering how sweet the middle tasted. Also there is a pretty strong alcohol bite throughout the experience. I drink very strong espadin mezcal's so the alcohol is kinda pleasant for me. The people who post that this is the worst whisky they have ever tasted need to remove their accounts or stop being foolish.

7th October 2019

Add it to my life experience, may even buy it again.

Not bad. Tullamore Dew, Jamesons, whatever. Irish whiskey is more or less shooter whiskey in Texas. This would likely benefit with a rock or two. Same as the previously listed. I mean I'll drink it, it just doesn't exactly make my balls tingle, or anything. It's just another Irish whiskey.

7th October 2019

Poor

It's ok, but could be so much better. Shame really all the marketing and bluster it should be better but it's a mixer nothing more.

4th October 2019

plesantly surprised

felt the reviews left by others are not based on the Whisky but the owner. I got my first bottle as a gift and I have just bought my second bottle.

4th October 2019

Avoid

Tasted worse

3rd October 2019

Wound pour only, not for drinking

Lets start of with the positives - this would be perfectly acceptable to pour onto a gaping wound if you got injured during an action sequence of some sort. However, drinking it would make you wish you had a gaping wound to pour it on and scream. If you like Whiskey, this is not for you. If you like Conor McGregor and want to transfer some of your meagre wealth to him, then this is for you.

3rd October 2019

overpriced and pretty awful taste

I relatively new into my whiskey drinking career, and I can honestly say that is the worst whiskey I have ever tried. To be fair, I was probably spoiled by going straight in with some really great whiskeys, so was a bit shocked when I tasted this 'muck'. I'm also glad I tasted it on someone's elses buck, as the thoughts of putting money in this mans purse would leave an even more horrible taste in my mouth. Not for me, cocktail use only.

3rd October 2019

Just as I'd hoped. Ordering more

I really enjoyed this whisky, and will be ordering more now. I don't understand the negativity around it, and comparing it to a cheap bottle? It tastes good, it's smooth and not too harsh.

3rd October 2019

They should pay YOU to drink this garbage

To the goof who said its better than JD
..just wow. Honestly, this has to be the worst thing I've ever drank in my life, I'd have been upset if i paid for this garbage. I'd rather drink black velvet or Clan MacGregor. Anybody here saying its good must be a Connor fan

30th September 2019

Well worth it!

This is a great Whiskey 🥃, Cheers!

28th September 2019

Good stuff.

Pretty smooth .. had on the Rocks and a mix as well.. both were enjoyable

18th September 2019

Tried it...

And its Trash.

15th September 2019

Couldn't punch its way out of a paper bag, Proper Arse more like.

MMA must surely stand for mediocre Malt Alert! A 100 blends created before choosing this one? makes you wonder how grim the ones rejected must have been or was Conor himself doing the tasting and likes the taste of caramel toffees that have been left in the tin of quality street for the last 5 years. I really am curious as to how you can make a blend so boring and flat and tasting of just liquid E150A spirit caramel? I know it is easy to knock these celebrity endorsed Whiskies (very easy actually)but this makes Mr Beckham's Haig Club/man feel like a work of genius when compared to this feeble effort. It lingers long in the memory for all the wrong reasons and a bit like that awful cheap aftershave your elderly relative used to buy me every Christmas, leaves a bad taste. Avoid at all cost even if you are a fan of Mr McGregor. The Whisky Flaneur

13th September 2019

Awful.

This must the worst whiskey I ve ever tasted, fit for toilet just.

11th September 2019

Nayy

Absolute pish

8th September 2019

Don't, just don't.

Was given some Proper Twelve, tried it, gave it back.
Got talking about it at a local bar, seems bars are being given a bottle free from their distributors as they aren't moving.
I understand why.

6th September 2019

Not bad at all!

My “go to” is Tullemore Dew, but I figured I would give this a try. It’s not bad at all, put it on the rocks and see for yourself!

6th September 2019

Think nail polish remover meets vanilla extract.

Would only buy again to clean my drains out.. even then I'm not sure it would do the job! Horrible liquid linked to an even worse person!

5th September 2019

not so good

worse than average

5th September 2019

Absolutely disgusting

Absolutely disgusting

31st August 2019

Vanilla extract to try and hide the terrible Whiskey

Worst and cheapest possible whiskey with obvious added vanilla extract. Absolute farce.

29th August 2019

Proper dissapointment

Mcgregor is a solid fighter but his taste for whiskey is god awful. Sorry Notorious, but keep it to competing in the octagon and not in liquor .

28th August 2019

Don't

Who made this muck, Cooley???

27th August 2019

Cheap whiskey

Watered down and cheap

27th August 2019

Worst whiskey I ever had, never buying again.

27th August 2019

Better than I was expecting

Smooth

27th August 2019

Terrible whisky

Cheap, cheap, cheap and cheap... It just tastes so cheap! It's hard to justify buying this whisky at any price. Worst whiskey I've tried by far. Don't waste your money.

27th August 2019

Cookie-Cutter

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

Bland with vanilla to distract from the bland

23rd August 2019

Pass

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

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

Crap

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

Cheap

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

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

Terrible

Absolutely terrible whiskey.

17th August 2019

Atrocious

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

17th August 2019

Awful

Just awful

17th August 2019

Vanilla rubbing alcohol.

Might be the worst whiskey on the market.

17th August 2019

Horrible

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

17th August 2019

Trash

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

Swill.

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

Awful.

All marketing, zero quality.

Terrible. Bottom shelf for sure.

21st July 2019

The best

McGregor keep it up...

20th July 2019

I DID NOT EXPECT IT WILL BE THIS GOOD

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

Pass

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

Fantastic

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

Horrendous

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

Rubbish

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

Awful

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

Rotgut

Turpentine is cheaper and equally unpalatable.

3rd February 2019

Decent

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

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