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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.67/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB121103
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
5535
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2018 11:51 am by Flo1337
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.67 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great ex-bourbon whisky. It takes some time for it to develop fully. Then nice fresh flavors come across.
    Very good PLV for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, very malty, vanilla caramel. After pears and green apples. It takes some time in the glass. Then the nice grassy light notes unfold. Goes very well with the sweet one.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Delicate honey sweetness with vanilla and light fruits. Subtle hints of herbs. A great oak flavor that was barely felt in the nose is very present here and brings a slight sharpness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish, sparkling, spicy,
      With a slightly sweet ending

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very successful bourbon barrel ripening and very good drinking strength. The nose in particular is wonderfully intense and tasty. in the mouth a perfectly balanced interplay of fruity sweetness and a tingling oak flavor. Also top in terms of PLV. Highly recommended.
    • Nose
      89 89
      sweet; intense vanilla; distinct honey notes; fruity; oranges; subtle oak note in the background
      Very nice, intense nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      creamy; Vanilla; fruity and sweet; Orange; Honey; the oak sets a nice tingling and spicy counterpoint
    • Finish
      86 86
      long; spicy; delicate, tart oak lingers for a long time

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