Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - First Fill
Stated Age
12 years old
First Fill Bourbon Cask
47.8 % Vol.
100 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2017 9:13 pm by Robinzon25
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61.67

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.44 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet honey, baking spices, fresh apples, vanilla, oak cask, stewed apples notes on nose.

    Spices, oak cask, apples, honey and vanilla notes on taste.

    Middle finish with spices, apples, vanilla, dryness, honey notes.

    This whisky is a young and sweet. It shows classical The Balvenie style of spirit.

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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  3. valery77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: bright, tasty, easy to understand whisky.
    • Nose
      At first the aroma is very fresh, with a high content of malt tones (fresh rolls) and vanilla. Then I feel spices, roasted chestnuts and a signature honey note. After 10-20 minutes there were echoes of soda "Duches" and creams brulee. True, the original features noticeably faded.
    • Taste
      The taste is oily, filled with hints of vanilla, malt, oak and honey, with a subtle hint of citrus.
    • Finish
      Finish is long enough, in general terms, repeating the taste, but slightly more sweet and zadublenny. At the end of the aftertaste pleasant peppery nuances appear. With the addition of water in the fragrance and aftertaste, echoes of creme brulee and "Duchesse" lollipops appeared. Perhaps I'll score a point for originality.


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