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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.40/100
votes
79
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
DoubleWood
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
28 Sep 2010 5:56 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 38.70

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79 × member ratings

331 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.40 points

  1. KDD scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Vanilla, sweet honey, biscuit, dried fruit
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, Sherry, vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      81 81
      oaky and vanillic

  2. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    16-02-2020
    • Nose
      78 78
      sherry, vanilla
    • Taste
      79 79
      sherry, vanilla, walnuts
    • Finish
      78 78
      sherry, vanilla, walnuts

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Colour:
      Rich gold, with a slight reddish tint

      Nose:
      It welcomes a cinnamon and gentle sherry flavors. I still find honey, dry hazelnut and nougat. Fresh cherry, apricots and some glue and cereals.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then some seasoning and again the honey. Which brings some sweetness. A hint of vanilla and apple. Light citrus notes and bitter almonds. The general sherry aromas hold back discreetly.
    • Finish
      Rather short with cake spices and slight bitterness. Will be drier and spicy in the end.

  4. krupoder scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: chocolate, sponge cake with light cream, dried fruit, vanilla, simple without frills and distinctive features.
    Mouth: hazelnut with bitterness, watery, in my case, it is a minus, a parity, perhaps this is the effect of receptors on the strength of alcohol.
    Aftertaste: dry, medium duration, tannin, at some point, the bark of a young maple (probably something from childhood, when you brush your skin off still young shoots), thanks for the memory!
    Balance: medium, body lacks density and oiliness.
    Rating: 81 is generally pleasant to drink without thinking about the bouquet. Recommended for beginners.

  5. krupoder scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: chocolate, sponge cake with light cream, dried fruit, vanilla, simple without frills and distinctive features.
    Mouth: hazelnut with bitterness, watery, in my case, it is a minus, a parity, perhaps this is the effect of receptors on the strength of alcohol.
    Aftertaste: dry, medium duration, tannin, at some point, the bark of a young maple (probably something from childhood, when you brush your skin off still young shoots), thanks for the memory!
    Balance: medium, body lacks density and oiliness.
    Rating: 81 is generally pleasant to drink without thinking about the bouquet. Recommended for beginners.

  6. Austin.Foster scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Cooked Apples and Pear, some oak on the nose. Spice on the finish.
    • Taste
      Bitter Chocolate and Fruit on the palate.
    • Finish
      Spice on the finish.

  7. HunterRomario scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This is a whisky that did not disappoint me, nor did it take any notice, just such a standard.
    • Nose
      A pleasant flow of vanilla and wood, not particularly distinctive or interesting.
    • Taste
      It corresponds somehow to the scent, but it is a little farther away, a light sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long flavor, but such a woody, a little orange-soaked.

  8. mmaclean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    One for the collections at any rate. I nice 12 year and one to share with friends.
    • Nose
      Smooth and mellow, full of fresh fruits and spices.
    • Taste
      nutty sweetness, cinnamon, spiciness with a layer of sherry.
    • Finish
      Long and a warming finish.

  9. mmaclean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is one of the scotches you bring to a tasting party for the 12 year class. Its nice and gives you a sense of the barrel types and flavours that go with them.

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