Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L8E 6213 1902
Added on
17 may 2020 10:03 pm by glengoyner

Average value

€ 49.35

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47 × member ratings

123 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.80 points.

  1. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Suitable for beginners and experts.

  2. Candy62 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I avoided this for a long time and walked past. I was looking at the other bottles. I thought that before I was too old then now I am testing this . It's good and entertaining, a little courtship too. Is it barley, Robbie Dubh water or Balvenie pot stills? Nose is mellow and sweet. The taste is sweet, mouth coating, thick and oily. Not just plain water, alcohol and sherries. Folks and I love this.

  3. DannyHill scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      dried fruit, red apple, green apple
    • Taste
      84 84
      sweet, sherry, nutty, ginger
    • Finish
      83 83
      spicy, ginger, oak notes more profound

  4. scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      honey-apple, a little sherry
    • Taste
      80 80
      apples, oak, honey, pepper, some citrus
    • Finish
      79 79
      medium, honey with oak, pepper

  5. Bluesman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A great standard everyday malt...

  6. tester1277 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Smells much more fruity than it tastes.
    Unfortunately, the taste doesn't convince me that much.
    • Nose
      Orange, sweet, fruity
    • Taste
      mild, soft, but then quickly spicy, tingling
    • Finish
      long, first oak, then nutty

  7. besar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ralle1968 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sherry and smoke. Light fruits and berries, plus orange zest. But a bit watery.

    On the palate: Palate: red fruits from the sherry barrel. Some oak, some malt, some smoke.

    Aftertaste: Something musty sweetness and oak remain on the Emde

  9. LordBellamy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    with water: No, definitely not, at 40% it is pretty thin anyway

    Conclusion: A classic that I had in the glass very often at the beginning, but not for more than 15 years. Nice, round, balanced, you can tell the bourbon barrel, but the sherry is also noticeable with raisins and nut flavors, but not intrusive. Nice all-day dram, even today many other distilleries can cut a slice of it. In the end, however, not particularly complex.
    • Nose
      84 84
      subtle sherry notes, raisins, toffee, some honey, oranges, vanilla, cookie dough, light malt aroma, coffee with a lot of milk, but also a slightly sour note, possibly even a small touch of sulfur, heather and a few walnuts
    • Taste
      83 83
      light, very pleasant with a little sherry, honey, vanilla and a few oak tannins and spices
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium to short, light sherry nuances, vanilla, a little heather, at the back it becomes nutty (walnut and peanut)

  10. Expraesi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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


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