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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.00/100
votes
256
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Cask
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon + Bourbon + Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 200 ml 750 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
L6A 6949 0906 0718
Barcode
5010327545059
Added on
12 Mar 2013 3:59 pm

Average value

€ 72.37

256 × member ratings

802 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

42 Notes

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Tasting note
21 May 2018 12:23 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 68 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

 Very, very light weigth easy to please entry malt, so expect some honey, sweet cereals, sponge cake. Some citrus fruits and candy

Taste

Cookies, vanilla and some sugarred cornflakes. The body is too weak and don't play with water. Oh yeah it taste like light honey with some citrus.

Finish

Short, simple and nothing special.

Comments

If you're going for a simple, not so expensive Balvenie go for the Double Wood. This one is just too simple.

valery77
Expert Senior valery77 Review note
28 Nov 2017 6:45 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
82
Price
75
Presentation
80
croz
Expert Senior croz Tasting note
25 Jun 2017 6:57 pm
croz gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Banana, vanilla, honey and citrus.

After some minutes in the glass, some fruitiness evolves. 

Taste

Fresh citrus, vanilla, figs and some nutmeg.

Finish

Medium long and slightly bitter with faint pepper.

Comments

An uncomplicated, yet elegant dram. Maybe 43% ABV would improve it further?

pianoman
Connoisseur pianoman Tasting note
12 Jun 2017 10:38 pm
pianoman gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Frisch, leicht. Bananen mit Zitronensaft. Heller Kuchenteig, etwas Vanillezucker und milder Honig.

Taste

Heller Honig, gelbe Äpfel, Haselnuss. Weiße Schokolade mit einer leichten Würze. Mittellang.

Finish
Comments
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
12 Jun 2017 9:33 pm
Calmar gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Сдержанный, влажный, древесина, как свежеобработанная, так и выдержанная; нотки столярной мастерской, смола, растворитель, свежие травяные оттенки, немного жареных орехов, минерально-цветочные тона.

Taste

Мягкий, обволакивающий, маслянистый, много разного дерева, больше свежего; лёгкие ванильные оттенки, сливочно-кондитерские тона, немного чёрного перца, овощная сладость.

Finish

Лёгкое, древесно-травяное,терпкое, чуть маслянистое с еле уловимыми перечными нотками и жареными орехами.

Comments

Довольно простой и незамысловатый молт, приятный и питкий; хотя немалое количество дуба может и отпугнуть часть аудитории, хересные бочки явно не ощущаются, работая на заднем плане, сглаживая и полируя бурбонные производные.

spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
11 May 2017 12:46 pm
spigray gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
88
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
11 May 2017 11:42 am
spigray gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

grassy, oak, vanilla, green apples, hints of glue, hints of honey.

Taste

apples, pears, popcorn, light honey, vanilla. good attack, very juicy.
far better than the nose suggests.

Finish

long, spicy

Comments

nice dram, great balance, perhaps a little expensive.

schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
06 May 2017 11:52 pm
schero gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Honig, Bratapfel, süßes Malz, viel Karamell und Vanille, leicht grasig bis strohig, saftige Orange, Met, Bonbons

Taste

Süß, Honig, Malz, mild, cremig, Orangenschale, Eichenwürze, man ist sofort in der Speyside 

Finish

Leicht bitterer Waldhonig, süß, die Eiche ist da

Comments

Feiner Einsteiger 

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Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Review note
29 Dec 2016 11:20 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 80 points

Teleurstellende whisky eigenlijk. Niet heel slecht, maar erg vlakjes. De Balvenie Double Wood is een favoriete daily dram, en 'Triple Cask' beloofde dus heel wat.
Maar deze Triple Cask komt niet in de buurt van de Double Wood. Geur is nog aardig, maar smaak en finish blijven vervolgens achter. De invloed van het sherry vat is hier ook niet waarneembaar, in tegenstelling tot de Double Wood bijvoorbeeld.
Nee, dan houd ik het liever bij de Double Wood en Caribbean Cask bottelingen als het op Balvenie aankomt, en laat ik deze lekker staan.

Weighted Rate
80.4
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
80
Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Tasting note
29 Dec 2016 11:37 am
Dre73 gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Aangenaam, zoetig, honing, vanille, ook wat fruitig. Licht, nauwelijks alcohol waarneembaar ook.

Taste

Vlakjes, dunnetjes. Zoet, honing, vanille. Licht fruitig. En noten.

Finish

Ietwat kort, zoetig, licht pepertje.

Comments

Vrij vlakke en 'dunne' whisky, waarbij de geur gelijk het beste is, smaak en finish kunnen daar niet in meekomen.

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