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Balmenach 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.63/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
1998
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2007 7:23 pm

Average value

€ 482.54

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.63 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Certainly not a very modern style. It's basically liquid liquorice to me, but the nose says some sulfurous casks may have been involved. Not as good as the Dailuaine FF.

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very good.
    • Nose
      Aromatic, nutty, a bit flowery, indeed sherry  with a touch of smoke.
    • Taste
      Dried fruit, vanilla,honey en sherry tones.
    • Finish
      Herbal aftertaste, but also the sherry tones, nutty, malty. And some smoky hints.

  3. RL_whisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Superb to put it simply. Obvious cherries and wood, combined with some dried fruits and a hint of citrus and prices. Very nice indeed, only the price....
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A great malt, with big flavors. A sherry lovers Delight!
    • Nose
      A deep sherry character with some fruity and slightly floral notes. (diluted: the fruit brings out more fruit aroma's a lovely tingle estery box)
    • Taste
      Quite full of flavor with pungy sherry flavors at first, than some wood spices follow (diluted: some honey with a gingery like spicyness, but some estery notes can be found aswel)
    • Finish
      Full, rounded, tasty and long (diluted: juicy and drying)

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