Balvenie 12-year old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 oct 2022 8:30 pm by Der_Alex
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.00

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7 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Balvenie 12-year old

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.33 points.

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    That's a nice malt, just a little dessert. Can't really say more than that. A little more steam would be nice though.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Oh sigh, Balvenie. It would be great if they didn't water down their single barrels so much. If you're in the area, be sure to book a tour with Warehouse Drams, the stuff is incredibly good at cask strength!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lots of ripe sweet yellow fruit right after pouring, plus some vanilla and a hint of herbs. After a while the same only more intense plus cake batter. Pears are now clearly isolated and a little more herbs. Heat initially dries it massively, lovage and garlic instead of fruit and vanilla. That's only temporary though, before he gets cute again, now a little darker. Quince bread, marshmallows, pudding and sweet popcorn, yummie!
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the mouth it is initially fruitier again, before the sweet potpourri from the nose unfolds here too, without ever becoming obtrusive. There are also a few herbs and meaty notes in the background. The mouthfeel is oily, the attack is very gentle, but there is some black pepper. The second sip confirms the first impressions, some cask acid and more herbs.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is medium length, some warmth spreading through the chest as the malt continues to dry without becoming tart. In the end, the mouth feels fresh and cool. The pear from the nose appears again late in the finish.

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  3. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83


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