Overall rating
75.42/100
votes
70
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

€ 33.00

3 × in wishlist

70 × member ratings

163 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ballantine's 12-year-old

13 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.42 points.

  1. wncvirus scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Fruit, pears, oranges, light vanilla streams
    Taste: Very flat position. The taste of apple rivets will experience light notes of vanilla
    Rating: 72 | 100 - Generally a blend evidently to drinks / cocktails. The taste is not immediately noticeable, like in other blends

  2. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      73 73

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Rien scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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.

  7. Willum scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Goethe scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. granella2003 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

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

  13. granella2003 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet scents of honey with hints of oak and vanilla
    • Taste
      Creamy texture, a complex and fruity taste with the hot taste of honey, coconut and sweet taste of oak complemented by fine spicy notes
    • Finish
      A refreshing aftertaste with one hint of salt

  14. Furtia scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      68 68

  15. Feusi scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    In the nose coal and tar. Smoky, malty sweet, amazingly long finish. Oddly, this tarry nose that extends also to the palate.

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