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Overall rating
75.20/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB12533
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010106110966
Added on
22 Dec 2009 3:55 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 29.00

3 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballantine's 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.20 points

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. Rien scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This one is pretty pleasant actually, fruity and sweet with some subtle hints of smoke. Not bad at all.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Some kind of red fruits, spicy, cinnamon. Chocolate, pretty full 'nose', far away even some hint of smoke
    • Taste
      82 82
      Slightly tickering, immediately some bonfire smoke appears. Honey, caramel, and some chocolate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A little more pepper now, some smoke still. Pretty full taste still, some licorice and honey. Middle long.

  5. Willum scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      67 67

  7. Goethe scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Nothing special at all but quite enjoyable for the money.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Floral, vanilla, honey and some fruits.
    • Taste
      Floral, vanilla, honey and some sweet fruits again (yellow fruits). A bit spicy.
    • Finish
      Short. Some vanilla, oak and hints of smoke.

  8. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a blind tasting. Acts quite old, is good drinkable, but nothing special.
    • Nose
      Instantly apple, vanilla and malt, slightly stronger aromas. Later some salt and sweat. Easy sherry influence? Warms white wine.
    • Taste
      Sweet sugar Alcohol also quite strong. Warms milk chocolate, slightly dry, Grain? A little apple syrup, slightly spicy.
    • Finish
      Also short, a bit longer. Light bitterness, oak or grain? Sounds cute. In the finish some ashes. Smoke?

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    A full, round whisky with a palate that is well balanced and show including oak and honey with a variety of vegetables and herbs that complement the flavors.

  10. granella2003 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      69 69

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