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Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey Review

Overall Score: 4.5 Proper No. Twelve is a simple whiskey and one you should avoid. There are better Irish whiskey options for taste and price.


  • Price: $24
  • Proof: 80 (40% ABV)
  • Type: Irish Whiksey
  • Age: No Statement Age
  • Distillery: Proper Whiskey
  • Visit the distillery page at Proper No. Twelve


Nose: the nose is faint and closer to water than whiskey. Irish whiskeys typically do not have a strong smell but this one still lacks character. Very comparable to Bushmills, which you’ll see throughout the review.

Palate: There is little to no heat and the first drink lacks complex flavors. I let the next few drinks sit longer to pick up the whiskey’s tasting notes and profile but nothing really comes through. After additional sips, it’s clear this is a disappointing whiskey and has no differentiation from Bushmills, with the exception Bushmills is a few dollars cheaper. Based on limited research, you’ll find articles suggesting stock barrels were purchased to produce the whiskey and it’s hard to dispute that with my experience.

Finish: it’s a stretch to enter anything meaningful for the finish. It’s a simple close with limited flavors. If you’re seeking an easy drinking Irish whiskey, I recommend Jameson for a similar cost or Bushmills to save money.


Overall Score: 4.5 (score reflects taste and price)

Proper No. Twelve lacks the punching power and strong personality of its founder, Connor McGregor. There’s nothing unique here and the flavors are very simple. Competitors are a better option for taste (Jameson) or price (Bushmills). This is a whiskey to avoid unfortunately.

Degenerate Discussion

As a huge UFC fan, it’s difficult writing a negative review for a whiskey founded by Connor McGregor, but the purpose of this platform is to not lie to our audience and provide honest opinions. It would be an honor to share a glass with Connor, but I anticipate the outcome would be similar to the older man who took a left hook from him at the bar; the only difference is I wouldn’t take the punch as well. Avoid this whiskey like the plague, Covid, and a STD combined. I’ll keep rooting for Connor and enjoy his fights while I pour the rest of this whiskey down the drain. Cheers Degenerates.


You can find Proper No. Twelve on one Degenerate Top 10 list.

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