Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Bourbon + Bourbon + Sherry Casks
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 750 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
Added on
12 Mar 2013 3:16 pm

Average value

€ 81.94

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426 × member ratings

1316 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.73 points

  1. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Orchards fruit, honey, hint of lemon, barley, hints of coffee, chocolate and raisins.
    • Taste
      Honey, boiled fruit, lemon, creme brulee, chocolate, cereal biscuits, hint of licorice, cappuccino and winey.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish, cereals, chocolate mousse, raisins, wine flavor, nuts and cooked fruit.

  2. steff scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Svjatogor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    n: intense fruits, citrus, orange, plumbs, vanilla, sweet, little oak
    t: oak, light, spicy
    a: spicy, almonds, liqourice, chocolate

  4. Ulcinj scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

  5. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. keizerjos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    With beautiful wood and a hint of citrus in the taste, easily drinkable and light-fruity, an absolute must as every-day scotch and entry-level model. Lesson 1 of good whisky without being sweet.
    Oak benches in the fragrance, as far as I am concerned, the trademark of the Balvenies that I have been able to taste so far - most, very desirable Balvenies are beyond my budget. Non-offensive, a typical English-language term, which I consider untranslatable - and more often used to describe whisky - is very relevant here. I honestly cannot imagine that you really do not like this whisky as a lover. Maybe a bit flat or bland, impersonal or not very memorable - but dirty or unpleasant, no.
    New liter bottle in 2018. Quickly empty. That is also due to the smooth application in my shares. Nonetheless: fine, nothing wrong with it, hazelnuts with soft wood, friendly vanilla, magic fairies and pink unicorns with rainbow backgrounds. Sweet, soft, woolly, cuddly, nothing wrong with that, nor anything at all.

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. nkrc scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Color: amber

    Nose: honey and beeswax. After a while in the glass, the very pleasing sweet aromas are forgiven. They make dry wood room, spices that tickle in the nose. Then again a floral honey sweetness (forest honey). Marzipan?

    Palate: well-balanced, vanilla and sherry sweetness in harmony. Beeswax unknowable. Propolis. Buttersotch and malt. A ripe and fine sweetness. Not super complex and exciting, but rock solid.

    Long and warm finish.

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    really easy and gentle... to easy for my taste
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  10. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Creamy vanilla, honey, white fruits with hints of sherry. Smooth and sweet.


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