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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

People writing these reviews are ridiculous

To sum it up, it’s surprisingly smooth to taste, with vanilla and caramel after taste. I have a lot of hope because this company is only like 6 years old, and it’s almost on par with company’s like powers, Bushmills, Tully, and Jameson’s. Who have spent hundreds of years perfecting their whiskey. To make this kind of product takes time to perfect, for as young as this whiskey is, it is phenomenal. A lot of room for improvement, this a great first step. I have 5 stars on the grounds it’s a great young whiskey and the fact is there is a master distiller helping Conor. Plus 10% of donations goes to first responders.

18th September 2020


I thought I knew a bit about Irish, but I never guessed that this was a Jameson base. It's simply the nicest drop of Irish I've ever had. No sharp edges, mellow, slightly honeyed; all the qualities of Conor McGregor NOT!

17th September 2020


Very smooth!!

12th September 2020

Five star


10th September 2020

Smooth ,balanced budget whisky.

Having read some of the negative reviews I was surprised at their inaccuracy ....for the price it's a pleasant smooth blended whisky with a very short finish. For the price it's a good blended whisky , what are people expecting ??

8th September 2020

love it will never not buy 2 bottles at a time

Ill buy this over any other whiskey smooth and great taste we drink a bottle everytime we party if one doesnt give solid reason to why its bad its because they hate him

2nd September 2020


Bought it just because it is Conors Whiskey. One of the worst Whiskeys I have had. Hars and unplesant taste

29th August 2020

Proper 12

Incredible taste.. Proper Irish 12. Fuck jamersons

27th August 2020



27th August 2020

Folks are so judgemental.

For the price it is just fine. When you read “just drink Jameson’s” well in all fairness Jameson’s is NOTHING to rave about and folks should give this drinkable whiskey a go.

26th August 2020


I knew it'd be guff, it's guff. I only tried it as a mate had it, I told him not to, he didn't listen, he now agrees I was right.

24th August 2020

affordable, drinkable, everyday Irish whiskey.

This is a reasonably-priced, well-balanced, easy drinking whiskey. Light floral nose, apples, calvados, Honey and pepper on the palate. Pine wood short finish.
Don't know/don't care about the guy behind it --- judging this cost versus the taste and finding it good value.

24th August 2020

Smooth with a honey taste.

I personally think the reviews of this are a bit harsh.
It's a fine enough drink for the price and I was pleasantly surprised by it given its reputation as being bottled heresy.
A smooth drop with a sweet honey taste that goes well with a ginger ale mixer.

19th August 2020


Average whiskey that hits about as hard as the maker

18th August 2020


Probably the worst Irish Whiskey I’ve ever tasted. Not smooth at all. The flavor was so harsh and muddled it tasted almost carbonated.

16th August 2020

Toooo much caramel

Nothing to do with the owner, I'm a fan of him but it's simply not pleasant whiskey. Should be much better from Bushmills history and coloured it way too much

6th August 2020

People hate on it because of the owner

Good whisky

5th August 2020

Great whiskey

Up the McGregors!

28th July 2020

Taste like feet

The worst Whiskey ever.

20th July 2020


Buy it or I’ll knock you out......All the best Conor McGregor

16th July 2020

Nasty whiskey, pure marketing gimmick.

Harsh and not fit to be called a whiskey. This is purely a marketing gimmick from Mcgregor and co. If you're going to drink cheap whiskies stick to the ones that don't burn your throat and stomach for the next three hours.

13th July 2020

First time? Redbreast or Bushmills, not this.

Sad to see this trash is the best selling Irish whiskey, that’s so much money that could have gone to a worthwhile dram but instead just padding out Conors car garage. It’s undeniable swill, a sign of a mans character to let someone sell this in your name. Shameful ethanol based brown stuff

8th July 2020

Just buy Jamesons......

Jamesons is better, so buy that instead

8th July 2020

worth a go,but not on my list to buy again

Had i been writing this review after my first sample it would not be flattering. The taste and smell of caramel was overpowering and i had an after taste that i cant describe other than unpleasant.However the following day i thought give it another go and for some reason it tasted better and no unpleasant after taste!!. only difference i added a lot less water than before. actually enjoyed it and would buy again. but if given the option of Jamiesons or this, i think Jamieson would win, just a bit more smoother and subtle taste.

3rd July 2020

A decent drop , had worse (a lot worse) and had better ,but overall good

I liked it , as far as the initial taste test goes I like it , but I've not had enough yet to truly judge

2nd July 2020

Buy it, it's good.

I'm no whiskey expert, let's start with that. I drink my fair share of blend and single malt, aswel as bourbon. But almost always have a mixer (ofcourse, a sin in the eyes of a true whiskey drinker)

However, I'm sure not everyone looking for a guide on what to buy next is an expert. So here's what an amateur makes of Proper No. Twelve

It's smooth, it does down without much bite, making it more-ish and leaving the glass empty sooner than expected. The smooth taste is delivered through a kick of vanilla which is really clear. What follows is a warming and clingy bite that almost opposes it sweet punch. It well rounded and tasty as a MF.

I've asked my local to make sure they've got a bottle a week on the shelf for me.

27th June 2020

Buy a bottle its worth a try.

I have drank a few whiskys but I never smell or tast anything but I got caramel and sandlewood from this whisky guess I got a broke nose and palate. P12 is drinkable fairly smooth doesn't bite the back of your throat when it goes down, not a bad drink.

23rd June 2020

Not bad at all

Didn't know what to expect given the negative feedback here, although I'm not sure how you call it a review when people use one only word! No doubt from McGregor haters.

In all honesty, from the neck pour I thought it was pretty decent, and for once I picked up the same tasting notes as MOM. It is what it is, decent enough for the price - I've paid less for better, and more for worse.

Will buy again when this one's done.

22nd June 2020

21 June 2020

I really thought that this drink was going be just your typical whiskey but how wrong was I it's smooth beautiful to taste great after taste don't mess around mixing this drink just drink it in all it's glory mcgreggor you've nailed it my son good on ya

22nd June 2020

Smooth, worth a try

Smooth with a good taste, not the strongest but doesn’t need ice or a mixer. A proper whisky

14th June 2020

Not good value even at half that price

I'd love to know the % of caramel colouring they add to this. It tastes very rushed, unfinished and overall a bit fake. No pride or passion in this - just purely money driven.

11th June 2020

Strong body and rich flavour

Strong body and rich flavour

9th June 2020


probably the best irish whiskey nowadays

4th June 2020

Good with ginger ale

If you are mixing the whiskey with ginger ale it is very effective
If you drink whiskey on the rocks I would not recommend.
Goes well with ginger ale, I wouldn't really have it with anything else

3rd June 2020

Wouldn't drink this stuff, even for free.

This stuff is just plain nasty. Don't waste your money.

2nd June 2020

Artificial flavour

Not topping my wish list

1st June 2020


Taste like water not strong enough

1st June 2020


Good stuff

31st May 2020


Taste like arse! Buy Jameson’s for a proper whisky not this cat piss!

27th May 2020

Truely Awful

Cheap, nasty blend and as rough as McGregor himself - AVOID

25th May 2020

Proper shit.

Stick with Jameson’s.

24th May 2020

Well done, gents

No nothing of mcgregor, but a fine drinking whiskey. Don’t need a celebrity to sell this fine drink. Well done, gents.

16th May 2020

Top drop

Top drop fellas Mrs and me now found a drink we both love .
Top drop conar is a f..king legend ans top bloke and so is his Irish whisky ..
Thank you

15th May 2020

Average taste

Not so smooth.
Bad taste, artificial taste.
Not gluten free, it feels like they added gluten barley and vanilla after final distillation.

Bushmill and jamesons are lot better.

15th May 2020


AMAZING.... One glass of this will put hairs on your nips. Quality stuff conner son gedddin my lad.

13th May 2020

Great one!

Great, soft whiskey! Not too sweat.

12th May 2020

Tastes great my fav


12th May 2020

Don't waste your money

Not the worst but nowhere near the best. All the 4 and 5 stars are probably paid reviews. Too sweet and not a great taste to be good whiskey.

11th May 2020

Its one of my favorite Whiskeys.

I recommend trying this Whiskey. For myself its perfect as an affordable everyday neat (if you can get it for a good price.)
Lately I alternate between bottles of Eagle Rare (10 year Bourbon) and Proper No. 12. To me It has a wonderful smooth honey, leather and copper and caramel end.

So yeah obviously I really enjoy it and thought it deserved a shout out. well done.

6th May 2020

Great smooth whiskey

Smooth whiskey with an overall great taste. I am a big fan and will gladly drink this over Jameson every time.

3rd May 2020

Overpriced poor representative of Irish whiskey

Very raw Irish whiskey. For the price get a bottle of black bush, crested 10 or Teelings.

1st May 2020


Proper shit.

1st May 2020

Can”t believe the bad reviews

I was quite surprised, despite the fact i always give a good review, this Proper 12 was better than i expected, it had all the notes of a proper irish whiskey, the honey notes and heather, smoooth, with barley malt notes, i think i need another dram ti guage it again, but the first was good, sweet, not in a bad way. I was kinda surprised about the bad reviews, and believe me, ive tasted proper crap before...and this is not it!

30th April 2020

Weak but tastes great!

Very very smooth! Great tastes of honey.
Only negative, you could drink many glasses of this whiskey. Not very strong. But tastes great!

29th April 2020

It's spicy.... Really smooth. Decent Whisky

I enjoyed this whisky very much.

28th April 2020


This has to be the GOAT of whiskey!!!

27th April 2020


When I went to Dublin for a weekend only I had like 3 bottles during that time. Good whiskey 🥃

25th April 2020


Very smooth

25th April 2020

Dont believe the hype, its terrible

Expensive for what it is, prefer my Jack Daniel's

21st April 2020

A great whiskey to sterilize with.

The only thing this whiskey is good for is sterilizing COVID, it should come with a spray top.

18th April 2020

Not good!!


Proper crap, i cant believe how horribly i was surprised when i drank this whiskey. I wanted to like it because im a Mcgregor fan but its really bad. I'm looking through the reviews and there's a lot of fake ones saying its good, NO WAY!!

18th April 2020

One word: Proper!

One word: Proper!

16th April 2020

Best drink yet

Love the drink ever strong and nice I love whiskey I so glad I tried it my mate had some told me to try it I my god best drink yet

13th April 2020

Great drink

always wake up hangover free when I drink this

13th April 2020

Great sipper on the rocks.

Very impressed. Jameson always been my favorite but I really like 12.

13th April 2020

good drink

Fair play conor you have smashed it the drink is spot on been looking to buy 1 for ages got me self 1 and ill defo be getting more of it you have nailed it

10th April 2020

Glowing subtlety. Nice dram

Have to agree with the better reviews on here. Is a nice 'proper' irish whiskey, anyone says differently is a snobby cunt

30th March 2020


I’m loving it. Seems there are a lot of haters on here. Better than most Irish Whiskey. Went out and got a second bottle so that I can do a taste test with my son and some of his expensive not peaty Scotch Whiskys. Paid under $25 for it, and it is worth more than that.

29th March 2020


Taste a little bit oakey unlike other irish whiskey. It's average at best.

26th March 2020

Pretty good!

Saw the bad reviews and tried it anyway. I think a lot of the hate is coming because of Connor himself. If he wasn’t associated this whiskey would be a higher rating.

25th March 2020

Delicious, smooth, and entirely underrated. Easy to drink, especially for beginners and well distributed!

Delicious, smooth, and entirely underrated. Easy to drink, especially for beginners and well distributed!

21st March 2020

Just okay

it's not a 5 star and not a 1 star... 3 is about right... it's not very good or complex and it's kinda hot... its overpriced for sure... okay for mixing... dont drink it neat or straight like Jamieson.... it's just okay... money better spent on others in the same process point classification.

20th March 2020

very easy to Drink

very easy to drink. not complicated. if you are expecting a revelation you will not find it here. a bottle will get emptied rather quickly...

19th March 2020

Great whiskey. Don't believe the haters.

Great whiskey. Almost like Jameson but smoother and better. 100% recommend this.

18th March 2020


Huge fan of McGregor, but his whiskey is just not good. I really want/have tried to like it but it’s pretty terrible. It would be bottom shelf whiskey if it wasn’t for the name backing it. If you like good whiskey and not just trends, save your money.

17th March 2020

Taste is subjective, but this whiskey doesn't stand with it's counterparts.

I don't actively follow MMA, but I'm a fine of fine spirits. Whiskey is one of my favorite kinds, bourbon being my whiskey of choice almost always. It's this review thread is full of people who let the sponsor of this drink sway their ideas on it. I first had this with my two roommates (*who brought it back after going to a Connor McGregor fight) we took a shot together and all had a similar disappointment in the taste. They don't drink liquor straight like I do so they disliked it even more than me, not being used to the alcohol taste. It's about as good as Tullamore Dew. That's to say it wasn't very good at all. It wasn't particularly smooth and left an unpleasant aftertaste.
If you aren't too emotionally attached to your whiskey being Irish I'd recommend some Makers Mark. I've also heard some good things about crown Royal. A good scotch will also change how you see dark liquors, if you're willing to Shell out the cash.

15th March 2020

Ughy Bathwater

I had to rinse my mouth out with Kirkland Signature Irish whiskey just to get the awful taste of Proper 12 out of my mouth.
Hints of vanilla and caramel? More like hints of methanol and turpentine.

13th March 2020

Great taste, smooth finish

Great taste, smooth finish. All of these incredibly negative reviews are just people who don't like Conor the person. I like Jameson, but I genuinely believe this is a finer blend, and they're just getting started!

11th March 2020

Actually tastes great, dont believe the haters

So many haters out there. I was expecting it to taste like garbage, according to the reviews, but it's actually really smooth, tastes great.

10th March 2020


Terrible excuse of a whiskey at the price. Steer well clear. Can’t believe all the fake reviews. Connor’s PR team failing dismally here.

8th March 2020

Proper Twelve. Proper Shyte.

Proper Twelve. Proper shyte. Can’t believe all the fake reviews. Connor’s PR team is failing miserably. This stuff is horrific. Steer well clear.

8th March 2020

Made me sick

I am a McGregor fan, but after this idk. I had one double. With ice. No other drinks I spend half the night vomiting with a fever. This should be taken off the shelves.

8th March 2020

Opinion on drink, not mcgregor

Not bad at all for the price, not the best thing ever either. Would compare it to Jameson Irish whiskey. If you want something better, you will definitely have to spend more $.

8th March 2020

All hype.

Its meant to be mixed.

2nd March 2020

Gasoline! Use in your car, but don’t call this whiskey

Trash Irish whiskey. Disgrace. Overpriced and horrible taste.

I have drank Irish whiskey for over 45 years and this gasoline is among the worst ever.

1st March 2020

Dirt bad, horrible don’t waste your $$$

Jameson 👍👍👍
Proper 12 tastes like kerosene. Terrible

1st March 2020

Don’t buy

Terrible Irish whiskey. Such a disappointing malt. As bad as McChicken boxing.

1st March 2020

Irish joke

Didn't expect much after reading some reviews, so I can't say I'm disappointed. One of the worst I've ever drunk. The price-quality ratio is just ridiculous.

1st March 2020

Best whiskey for 20$ beyond that it's not as good.

It's 20 dollar whiskey, if you expect greatness you wont get it. But as a white trash boy that drank R&R from a Gatorade bottle, this is multiple times better than that and only a little more money.
It competes with Jameson, which is more expensive....

If you want good whiskey. Dont go cheap. Which is what this is. If you want good, cheap whiskey. This will suffice.
Fucking Cockneys...

1st March 2020

Very satisfied

Unique flavour genuine Irish whiskey

27th February 2020

Terrible for the money Jameson wins by ko

The worst whiskey I’ve ever had literally over priced I’m glad it’s finished

25th February 2020


Great stuff

25th February 2020

Not bad at all, but will put some hair on your chest.

I think this whiskey has had the most polarizing reviews I had seen, which lead me to believe they were all done by either Conor's fanboys, or by people who hate him. So it actually took me a long time to plop down the money to try it, being that I'm on the fence with Conor, I didn't have that fanboy desire to at least own a bottle.

Now I am from the school of whiskey drinkers where I like that bit of a punch to the throat, and the burn going down when I drink. And speaking from that perspective I found this to be much better than I was expecting. While I didn't taste all of the "vanilla overtones" or any of the delicious nuances I've read about (and seldom do I ever), but I certainly didn't taste all the negative I read about either, no burnt plastic flavors, or turpentine, nor kerosene. It was just a decent strong whiskey.

So if you're not sure if you want to try it, give it a go, provided that you don't require super smooth sipping whiskey, this is a good, "Take a shot, swish it like mouth wash, swallow it and yell like Ric Flair" type of whiskey.

24th February 2020


Good for the price

23rd February 2020

Save this bottle for guests who like “jack n coke”

Absolutely horrible. I pride myself On my slightly more educated palate over some. I’m always introducing friends to new flavors by letting them pick something from my collection. That all said, everyone wanted to take a “shot” at the proper 12 I had just gotten in. We toasted, and took a large sip.... we all just looked at each other for a moment and shook our heads. We then saved it for another night of drinking games during a podcast where we would slug down shots. It’s not even good enough for a fun quick shooter.

23rd February 2020

Great one!

Great whiskey, I don't know why people are complaining maybe they are jealous of Conor's success. It tastes good, it's smooth as it should be. Soon Jameson era will be over.

23rd February 2020

Better options available

Buy Kilbeggan or Slane instead.

23rd February 2020


Feels like cheap whyskey regret buying

23rd February 2020

Don't waste your $

Average at best
Hyped by an MMA a fighter with no experience in creating a real whiskey.

23rd February 2020

Smooth and sophisticated

Just like Connor, and President Trump that he praised, this is top notch whiskey. Neat or on the rocks its smooth and easy going. Don't be fooled by the wanna-be politicians that can't see outside their emotions. This is a great dram for a great price. Enjoy!

23rd February 2020


Light, no complexity, strong heat. Save your money.

21st February 2020

Thumbs up

Good stuff for the money

17th February 2020

Which supermarket sells it

Best whiskey I have ever tasted which supermarket change

12th February 2020

Liquid Gold

I used to only drink Jameson and I never thought I would change, but this is liquid gold!

11th February 2020

Honest Review

All things considered, this holds up against other mid-range whiskeys. Not the best, but certainly not worth the one star reviews.

8th February 2020

Orange Orangutan

Meh. Love whisky, but not impressed. Kinda like the Trump Casino's (and presidency)...intrigued by the name, but disappointed with the product.

8th February 2020

Poor mans whiskey

The positive reviews seems to be all from McTap fans so they rave about it just because of that. As a drinker this is below standard Jameson. Drink with caution

7th February 2020

Not a Connor fan

My new favourite whiskey, i think the bad reviews are from people that dislike him. Drink it without bias. Great on the rocks, smooth AF neat. Try it you won't be dissapointed.

6th February 2020



3rd February 2020

pretty good

it's pretty smooth, gotta be honest it was a lot more vanilla than expected, almost bourbon like in flavor. at about $30 it's priced right where you'd find Jameson or Jim beam so the price is right.

I'm giving it an extra half a star because some of these reviews are clearly just people that hate McGregor

2nd February 2020

This whiskey puts Ireland on the map!

I am a scotsman and I know my whiskies, from the spey valley to the isles.
Proper 12, is the equal to any of the great single malts, Glenmorangie, Glenfiddich, Talisker etc.
This whiskey puts Ireland on the map.
And poses a serious threat to Scotlands hedgemony as the worlds greatest whiskey country.

2nd February 2020

I wouldn't even use it in a colonic.


I wouldn't even use it in a colonic.

31st January 2020


This is so smooth, one of the best I have tasted. Enjoyed neat with ice.

31st January 2020


Not the best tbh, 6/10

30th January 2020


The Conor haters are hilarious and terribly sad, it's not the greatest thing i've ever drank but it is nice

28th January 2020

One of a kind

I drink whiskey my whole life, i’m 57 now. And this is one of the best whiskey i drink in the past 25 years

28th January 2020

tast bad


27th January 2020

Simply not good.

Truly, truly bad.

26th January 2020



24th January 2020

Great bang for the buck!

What a delicious treat! More body than Jameson and a smoother finish.

22nd January 2020

Conor has NO CLASS

Conor just praised president Trump, and that kind of sums up the quality of this whisky. All talk..

Cheap, tacky, and unrefined - just like Trump.

Go buy a Powers John Lane for an introduction to Irish whiskey, not this swill.

22nd January 2020

Proper garbage

Did they boil up McGregor's old shorts and bottle it? Worst whiskey I have ever tasted. Nose - wet woolen socks, industrial ethyl alcohol, plastic, Taste- metallic, white pepper, old tea bags Finish - make sure you have a barf bag at the ready

21st January 2020

This is NOT Whisky -> Don't be fooled

Anyone who thinks this is Whisky are idiots, this is crap - if you want to drink whisky:

1. Drink single malt whisky
2. Try drinking "The Balvenie" - This is proper whisky not that crap McGregor is promoting

Note to McGregor - I'll smash your bottle of proper twelve over your head for FREE - it's pure CRAP

21st January 2020

Smooth but not much Flavour

Proper 12 is by far the smoothest drink I have ever had. The flavour itself wasn't impressive but great whiskey for people who aren't used to drinking or if you just want a nice smooth drink.

19th January 2020

Not good at all

Tastes and smells like rubbing alchohol with caramel syrup in it.

Will never buy this again. Also the color is weird. I suppose thats why its the only whiskey ive ever seen in a green bottle.

19th January 2020


All these people thinking they are whiskey experts but yet they cant even spell whiskey. Whisky is scotch people. Not rocket science ffs.

19th January 2020

Proper Garbage

I fell face down into a pool of a homeless man’s piss and it was shockingly similar to proper twelve.

17th January 2020



17th January 2020

No good.

Not even worth the glass it's bottled in.

17th January 2020

Mid range whiskey

As a jock I'm picky with my whiskeys but Proper twelve is a decent whiskey probably in the same category as the likes of a Jameson's or Chivas regal a sweet nose with a light taste

12th January 2020


Beautiful Irish whisky best dink I have had worth the price

10th January 2020

Pretty proper

Pretty good mouth feel and after taste. It‘s a proper blended whiskey, it has potential.

7th January 2020


I’ve drank Jameson for years. Now I’m Proper. This is a perfect smooth tasting Irish Whiskey. You will not be disappointed. Those whom claim its “toilet cleaner” are spammers for other companies. Trust me I’m Irish and this is the new Irish Whiskey!

2nd January 2020

Nice. Finished the bottle and I’ll buy another soon

I enjoyed it. Drank neat side by side with Jameson’s you can tell Proper 12 has more hints of vanilla and is oilier. Proper 12 has more things going on in the mouth with its sweet flavours and is a bit chocolatey but Jameson’s holds its own for tasting totally different and is much thinner like water. Jameson’s also having a longer finish and stronger taste of alcohol.

30th December 2019

Don't buy

Rubbish waste money

29th December 2019

5 stars

It's actually very mild easy drinking.anyone who says it's not good is talking out off there backside

28th December 2019

Cash grab

Proper drain pour. Junk.

28th December 2019

Beautiful and smooth for the novice whisky drinker

I'm not a huge whisky drinker but the draw of The Notorious made me intrested. To be honest I'm not going to bore people with rubbish about my plate but it's a nice smooth drink. I feel the drink snobs slating it are not just. Beautiful with coke and even better in coffee.

26th December 2019


Amazing taste very sweet but a nice woody flavour

25th December 2019

Awful whisky 🥃 only fit for cleaning the toilet 🚽

Awful... Harsh... Ethanol with a slight hint of pepper towards the end... The Jameson brothers have nothing to fear but toilet duck better watch out as there is a new player in the market! I'm neither a fan or hater of Connor McGregor but this is proper awful... A good whisky should be smooth and have no afterburn... This is worse than bells and bells whisky is poor

24th December 2019

Proper grand

This mixed with Coke is proper grand! I'm not a whiskey drinker, have the odd Jack and Coke but happily substitute it for P12 and Coke.

24th December 2019

Great taste.

Judging from the reviews it seems as though proper 12 is the marmite of the industry. Personally I loved it, very light and very easy to drink.

23rd December 2019

Tasted great

I loved it

21st December 2019

Vanilla flavoured engine degreaser...

Absolute rubbish, belongs in the bin. Tastes of young ethanol and dried out oak...

20th December 2019

One drink will give you Cirrhosis!

Worst Whiskey I've ever tasted..I almost threw up..tastes like ethanol with color.

20th December 2019

Very Good

I’m not a big fan of whiskey, ordered this one in curiosity because of Conor Mcgregor, and was positively surprised. The taste is smooth, light and sweet, and you can drink it much easer then any other whiskey you try, even though i didn’t try many. Recommended

20th December 2019


Tastes awful, taste buds must be damaged from all of the fighting. Total garbage

20th December 2019

Is it THAT bad???’s that bad.

I read a review that described it as “nail polish remover meets vanilla extract” that’s exactly how I described it when I tried it. Heavy ethanol smell and you can tell they mask it with artificial flavors. Don’t wast your money.

18th December 2019

Ack. Please leave the making of proper Irish whiskey to those who work hard to produce exceptional drams, as opposed to hyping this below-average swill. Think Teeling 27yo versus John Powers well brand.

Hot and thin on the nose. Suggestions of heather honey, vanilla, assorted fruit, but most of that is lost in the nose burn.

Thin and cardboardy on the palate. Cereal, a hint of pink grapefruit, not much else. Short, raw finish.

18th December 2019

Absolutely horrible to drink, but great to strip paint.

Honestly just bought it out of curiosity to taste how bad it was. It did not disappoint.
Business Insider was spot-on.

18th December 2019

Decent whiskey

The people writing negative reviews are disgruntled towards McGregor or have poor palates, probably both. I wasn’t overly impressed but it’s a good whiskey. Also not sure why there’s complaints on the price. I paid $21 in the states.

15th December 2019

Proper 12 equals proper whiskey

All these low reviews blows my mind. Obviously not real whiskey drinkers. I've always drank Irish whiskey and has to be neat. Proper 12 is very smooth taste all the flavours. My favourite at the minute. Even the mrs likes it.

14th December 2019


The first whiskey I've ever had that made me feel hungover as I was drinking it. Even makes cocktails taste bad.

13th December 2019

Just like its creator it packs a punch

I'm an avid whiskey drinker and I have to say conners proper twelve really is a great whiskey. The flavour and the kick are exceptional. Youd be daft to tap out on this whiskey

12th December 2019


Absolute muck. Tastes worse that a gag whiskey i bought for a mate from lidl for a fiver. waste of money. 0 stars if i could give it

12th December 2019

Not Great

Really disappointed with this. Over price, poor tasting. For the same money I’d suggest Jameson Crested if you want a decent whiskey.

12th December 2019

Nice tasting whiskey

Nice for the price !

10th December 2019

Mentholated Spirits is better than this tripe.

A nasty vile drink... tasted a bit like cat vomit with the viscosity of a mouldy swade boot.
Asked for my money back.

10th December 2019

Not good but not horrible. Very generic.

I am a bit in the middle on this Irish Whiskey. At firs sip it was smooth with mild honey flavors but the after taste leaves a bitter grapefruit taste that lingers until you take the next sip. What really turned me off though was the price. They are charging premium price for an Irish Whiskey that is lesser quality than Jameson. I still have a 750 ML bottle that is 80% full, I will probably just save it for dinner guest who have never tried. I am not really interested in drinking it again. I have heard some people enjoy it but I think I will just stick with my Tyconnell single malt.

9th December 2019

I heard that this whiskey tasted good for the price, and it really does.

It tastes great

5th December 2019

Awesome whiskey

Awesome whiskey

5th December 2019

Proper piss

Its literally a piss, I like irish whiskies but this has no taste. This is shame for Irish whiskies. Its 40% so u can't even use it as a disinfectant proper bollocks.

1st December 2019


Terrible, worst I’ve ever tasted

27th November 2019



24th November 2019

Not a bad taste but very mild.

Too mild for a whiskey.

23rd November 2019

Great. Decent for the price.

I know a lot of people hard Conner, but it’s hard to hate his whiskey.

22nd November 2019

Absolutely rubbish.

I was a little excited to try this malt because some people have spoken highly of it, so, after after around a week I invested in a bottle, I can clearly say my excitement was short lived, what a waste of money. Really I was so disgusted with it and was tempted to ask for my money back.

20th November 2019

Great product, don’t let the anti-McGregor fans sway you.

If you’re a fan of whiskey, I’m sure you’ll find this enjoyable. I understand many of the negative reviews are left by anti-McGregor fans but in all seriousness, it’s quite nice. The bottle and label are well done, and the whiskey itself has a the “punch” you would expect, but goes down smooth. Fill up your flasks, stir your old fashioned, or shake up your sour. Either way you will pleased.

(Better than Jameson, Jack Daniels, Wisers)

20th November 2019


Don’t bother.

20th November 2019

Nice flavour

Tastes great

19th November 2019

Unremarkable but not terrible

After hearing nothing but bad reviews about it thought I'd give it a try, picked up a 375 for the same price as a similar size Jameson. Not terrible but it's nothing remarkable. Really I'd just say it's thoroughly average.

17th November 2019

Tasty and best whiskey made by MMA Mcgregor

Best whiskey ever 🥃

16th November 2019


Sameas rest of reviews PROPER SHITE should be its name. It's just a Conor Mctapout pushed name lining his and associates pockets....

13th November 2019

Decent, if overpriced

Certainly not the worst whiskey in the world as some are saying, I personally enjoyed it as an easy drink. At the price point I would probably reach for Jameson first as I can usually find that cheaper.
It's a fairly unsurprising Irish, it doesn't challenge you in any way but for $30 I wasn't expecting it to have layer upon layer of complexities.

12th November 2019


No thought or effort has been taken with the taste, all effort has been put into plugging the McGregor name.

12th November 2019


Absolutely not worth the price.

11th November 2019

not good at all!

Left a weird aftertaste in my mouth

10th November 2019


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


Very smooth and tasty.

1st November 2019

Not good

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

31st October 2019


Proper shite. Wouldnt drink it if it was free.

31st October 2019


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

29th October 2019


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



24th October 2019


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


Not worth buying

14th October 2019

Very Poor

You can always use it as paint stripper

14th October 2019

All hype... substance. Very poor quality.

10th October 2019


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


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


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


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

11th September 2019


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


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


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


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

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