Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso Sherry-First Fill Bourbon-Traditional
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L6B 7490 2308
Added on
01 Jul 2018 11:04 am by JJTui

Average value

€ 69.38

4 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

171 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.90 points

  1. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  3. MrNachbar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  4. marmeladow scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Initially very oak-dominated and spicy, somewhat musty impression. The empty bottle became rounder and more pleasant, the oak notes faded into the background. Finally: round, tasty, oak, fruit, malt, spice, a little honey and vanilla. Overall not as pleasing as the DoubleWood, but a little more edgy and interesting

  5. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

  6. karloff scored this whisky 49 points Specialist

    This isn't awful, just bog standard and all over the shop. Balvenie just doesn't do it for me. This was a sample off a neighbour.
    • Nose
      50 50
      The nose has almost a grain smell to it. Honey and banana bread.
      Also bread dough, nougat, grapefruit, green apple and stewed vegetables.
    • Taste
      47 47
      The taste seems to be a bit thin and a little bitter. Not a good combination, especially when there is nothing else to back it up. There is a funny old mix of flavours and nothing works. Basically it is all over the place.
    • Finish
      49 49
      The finish is quite bitter as well and there is lots of spice but again not the right combination. It's like when you make a meal, too much spice and not the right spices fucks the whole thing up.


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