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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.37/100
votes
307
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

€ 41.25

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307 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.37 points

  1. Highlander65 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    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.

  2. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  5. dram_on scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

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

  6. MVDW scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The smell is somewhat less powerful than the final taste (body) and finish. A sweet but also spicy whisky, not very complex but still have a huge weakness for this dram.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not a very complex whisky, but the balance of the flavors is correct. Sweet, but also spicy, gives the whisky character.
    • Nose
      Sultanas, raisins, honey, nuts
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, hints of (milk) chocolate. Also, crusty, cinnamon, nuts
    • Finish
      Medium, spicy, sweet, chocolate. Bit dry.

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