Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Dec 2017 8:30 pm by whiskyinstitut
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57.00

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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 83.50 points

  1. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Typical Ex-Bourbon maturation.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Floral, yellow fruits, pastry, cereals, honey, vanilla, mint, grassy. A pleasant nose.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Quite rough arrival. Lots of spices and oak wood. Time and some water help to open up. Then you get the things, that the nose promised.
    • Finish
      84 84
      sweet in the beginng with malt and apricot followed by pepper and tannins. A little bit bitter in the end.

  3. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A nice nose and a whisky that is really good to drink.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, lemon juice, slightly kräutrig and grassy underneath, dry wood, flowery, behind back with beautiful spicy oak
    • Taste
      Moderate onset, honey, oak spice, vanilla, citrus notes, slightly creamy
    • Finish
      Tidy oak, light bitterness, lots of vanilla

  4. Noface83 scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Nose: naturally vanilla, yoghurt sweetened with honey, overripe coconut, pear, oatmeal, light alcoholic sting Complacent and easy. Makes you feel like it and invites you to drink ^ ^
    Taste: surprisingly sharp onset, fermented coconut milk, vanilla and sugar water, honey, sweets with a taste of tropical fruits - what a cool start and taste. The finish is then rather boring with lots of sweetness hardly oak and relatively short stamina. Unfortunately, the alcohol is not optimally involved. Is just something to drink comfortably.
    Conclusion: Simple and honest malt that is well suited to bring people closer to the Bourbon Cask maturation. One can only expect no miracles from that.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80


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