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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.32/100
votes
335
Whiskybase ID
WB46604
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
DoubleWood
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Added on
24 Nov 2013 5:29 pm

Average value

€ 42.19

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.32 points

  1. Saftkenner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice entry-level whisky, which can especially inspire with its fruity nose. She reminds me a bit of the 15 year old Redbreast. Unfortunately, it cannot keep up in the mouth.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is a bit reserved at first. With increasing warmth it opens and releases fruity aromas.
      Honeydew melon, lemon, papaya, heather, honey, some vanilla, wine gum (tropical fruits).
    • Taste
      80 80
      A little too hot for 43% and also a little unbalanced. Sweetness and acidity alternate. Honey, lime, wine gum (see above), vanilla, melon, little glue.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short to medium-length finish. The sweet, artificial tropical wine notes remain. Interesting!

  2. hafssol scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Always very enjoyable Speyside single malt. The double wood passing makes it smooth and gives it round, sweet finish. Average whisky form Speyside region, which doesn't mean no good, at all.

  3. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Aroma: Sweet fruits and Oloroso Sherry notes, with honey and vanilla.
    Taste: soft and mild. Followed by nutty sweetness, cinnamon and a fine layer of sherry.
    Finish: Long and warm.

  4. Highlander65 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts mainly fruity, then sweet cream and light vanilla, perhaps also butter and honey, but the ripe fruit is always present. Medium-bodied on the palate, sweet but without excess, fruity and quite spicy, slightly tannic but not disturbing at all. Long and fruity finish.
    Whisky not very complex but good and well balanced. The predominance of fruity notes does not put it at the top of my preferences.

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced. A great standard for me, with which nothing can go wrong.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  8. dram_on scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    I almost totally stayed away from whisky after finishing this one ... 

  9. MVDW scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Bright fruits. Something sherry. Honey, flowers.
    • Taste
      Fruity. Oranges and some honey. Nutty.

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