Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Stated Age
12 years old
First Fill Ex-Bourbon
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L34E 4009 2301
Added on
17 Apr 2020 8:17 am by sow42195
Non-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 49.95

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9 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

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

  1. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A pretty nice standard whisky. I won't remember this for a long time but it is not bad at all. Classic Balvenie so smooth and easy drinking. Would call it a summer whisky.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Classic bourbon profile. Vanilla, pears, apricots, a little cotton candy but a little annoying vinegar note in the back.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Again, classic bourbon finish. I get vanilla first but this is then replaced by a funny sweetness. Sweet churros, cotton candy come to mind. In the back there is a grassy apricot peach note.

      Nice and easy drinking but definitely nothing special
    • Finish
      83 83
      Not very long lasting and a bit boring. Confirms what the taste offers.

  2. besar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-31-2021 in Baveno, Italy.

  4. L_Gillian scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Neat sweet cake-y dram. Very much like frangipanes. Don't expect a bomb of any kind, just an enjoyable dram with a good punchy ABV.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Subtle to Mid-bodied. Honey Loops cereal, vanilla cake, almond extract... Frangipane cakes?
    • Taste
      83 83
      Nice tingling ABV. Oak spices and something almost mineral-y at first contact. White pepper, sweet fruits and vanilla cake, sultana grapes way back somewhere.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-short finish. Definitely some sherry here when it goes down. Some bitter oak notes.

  5. JBKwb scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Martinesk did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Evaluation without awarding points.
    Calm, down-to-earth dram. Probably won't stay in my memory for long.
    • Nose
      Full of sweet grain, malty, artificial vanilla. Sugar dragees. Light canned fruit, sugared later.
    • Taste
      Starts sweet, wood builds up increasingly, alcohol tingles noticeably. White pepper, then pineapple later.
    • Finish
      Wet, dark wood, mocha notes, delicately drying, long-lasting.


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