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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.70/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
DoubleWood
Bottled
16.03.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2C 6384 1603
Barcode
5010327505138
Bottled for
25th Anniversary Edition
Added on
30 Apr 2018 7:39 pm by Grauguss
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.61

3 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.70 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Easily drinkable for sure but you cannot help but feel it is too manufactured and is lacking in something.
    Spice and caramel are nice but it needs an extra dimension to make it interesting taste wise , for the money it is decent value
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    N- Peaches, plum and butterscotch, then soft marmalade and floral that no one would complaint. Toasted malt with drizzles of honey and minted chocolate. Musty bung cloth from an old wood. (86/20)

    P- Quite herb-y with obvious bitter oak underlay that also set the tone for the rest of it, frizzling honey, minted chocolate and soft leather and spices lingers. Feel woodier but get thinner on body as it developed. (84/18)

    F- Medium, tinge of elementary sweet come fore, medim dry, tart young berries, sweet phenol and lightly chewiness that are nice. (86/20)

    B/B- 85/19

    Cereal- 2, Fruity-3, Floral-2, Peaty- 0, Feinty- 2, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 4, Winery- 2

    Weighted Rate- 77pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Peaches, plum and butterscotch, then soft marmalade and floral that no one would complaint. Toasted malt with drizzles of honey and minted chocolate. Musty bung cloth from an old wood. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Quite herb-y with obvious bitter oak underlay that also set the tone for the rest of it, frizzling honey, minted chocolate and soft leather and spices lingers. Feel woodier but get thinner on body as it developed. (84/18)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, tinge of elementary sweet come fore, medim dry, tart young berries, sweet phenol and lightly chewiness that are nice. (86/20)

      B/B- 85/19

      Cereal- 2, Fruity-3, Floral-2, Peaty- 0, Feinty- 2, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 4, Winery- 2

      Weighted Rate- 77pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  4. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N21 P20 F20 B21

  5. dandan798 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This one would really benefit from three or even six percent more alcohol in my opinion.
    • Nose
      80 80
      cooked fruit, green apples, sherry, alcoholic coolness, spices, cinnamon, vanilla, sweetness, musky, earthy, heather, raisins
    • Taste
      77 77
      fruit, apples, sherry, sweetness, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, caramel, oak, raisins, pepper
    • Finish
      82 82
      sherry, oak, vanilla, fruit, sour, oak, spices, cinnamon, figs, grapefruit, cloves

  6. KonstUA scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    21+20+20+20

  7. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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