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Overall rating
75.88/100
votes
70
Category
Blend
Bottler
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Blue label below main label, square bottle
Barcode
5010106110225
Added on
17 Jan 2014 2:58 pm by Schmausel

Average value

€ 32,99

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All versions

Category Rating
Nose
18
Taste
18
Finish
18
Balance
18

Tastingtags

12 Notes

mothers_finest
Expert Senior mothers_finest Tasting note
19 Jun 2018 9:25 pm
mothers_finest gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Ne leichte fruchtige Nase, ein bisschen Honig und Vanille, nicht weiter stechend - ist wohl nicht so stark. Hier und da könnte man sich noch etwas Süsse Haferflocken einbilden; also irgend was fruchtig-malziges. Keine schlechte Nase, ohne mich jetzt aber zu flashen. Was mir aber gefällt ist diese puderzuckerartige Note, die zB viele unabhängige Bunnas aus dem Bourbon Fass haben. Hier ist diese Note aber weitaus weniger ausgeprägt. 22P

Taste

Am Gaumen ist er in jedem Fall weniger intensiv und spektakulär als am Riechkolben. Er ist sehr süffig, aber zum wirklichen Genuss fehlen mir einige Prozente an Dynamit! Ein süsser Honigmalt, mit einer dezenten Rauchnote, bzw einem Nötchen, dem es mMn aber deutlich an Volumen und Charakter fehlt. Man kann es ihm positiv anrechnen, dass er sich trinkt, als hätte er 30%vol. Die Frage aber ist, wurde dieser Kanditat nicht zuviel verdünnt...?  21P

Finish

Vom Abgang brauchen wir nämlich nicht reden. Der ist quasi nicht präsent...

18P

Comments

Meine Comments sind eher ne Zusammenfassung, als eher als ‘Balance’ zu verstehen. Ja er ist süffig; tatsächlich ein Whisky der mir im Geschmack eigentlich zusagt, aber in Sachen Intensität und auch Alkohol ist es mir deutlich zu wenig... 

Die Richtung stimmt, und in Fassstärke könnte das echt ein Bang for the bug sein?! 20P

aka dirty_Frank My Market
martinni
Expert Senior martinni Review note
17 Apr 2016 1:33 am
martinni gave this whisky 76 points
Weighted Rate
76.1
Nose
72
Initial taste
76
Body
78
Finish
76
Price
79
Presentation
78
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HunterRomario
Expert Senior HunterRomario Tasting note
08 Apr 2016 10:06 am
HunterRomario gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Vůně svým stylem trochu připomíná sherry vliv, což beru jako plus. Příjemně nasládlá, med, trochu větrovosti, ovoce. Uhlazená a na blend zároveň i plná a silná. (82 b)

Taste

První dojem na jazyku OK, pak jí ale začne trochu docházet dech. Napřed jemně ovocně medová, pak zaoblená dřevitost, ořechy. Tělo je tenčí. Občas trochu "kovový" dojem, jednou mi to dokonce připomnělo olíznutí kontaktů ploché baterky. :)(80 b)

Finish
Comments
jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
01 Mar 2016 12:50 pm
jankes gave this whisky 76 points
Weighted Rate
75.8
Nose
76
Initial taste
76
Body
75
Finish
75
Price
77
Presentation
77
fileosoph
Expert Senior fileosoph Review note
22 Dec 2015 2:59 pm
fileosoph gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
77.6
Nose
76
Initial taste
79
Body
78
Finish
77
Price
80
Presentation
76
theendh
Expert Junior theendh Review note
27 Nov 2015 7:26 pm
theendh gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
79.2
Nose
78
Initial taste
79
Body
78
Finish
78
Price
81
Presentation
85
BeatF
Moderator BeatF Tasting note
07 Jul 2015 11:18 pm
BeatF gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Der erste Angriff nicht gerade überzeugend.Dann kommen Brennessel, Malz, Früchteschale. Leicht leimig. Marzipan, Kokosnuss.

Taste

Nüsse, manche mögen sagen, etwas Rauch, dann Honig und florale Einflüsse.

Finish

Honig, Vanille, Schokolade, Orangenschale, Kampfer, Asche aus einem noch leicht glimmenden Lagerfeuer.

Comments

Zu leichter Antritt und dann bitterer Abgang, Früher habe ich diesen Tropfen wohlwollender beurteilt, heute überzeugt er mich nicht mehr so.  Gibt es eventuell nationale resp. zeitliche Unterschiede in den Abfüllungen? Die frühere Flasche war in der Schweiz gekauft, die aktuelle zu einem Spottpreis in einem französischen Einkaufszentrum. Wahrscheinlich steigen aber einfach mit den Jahren die Ansprüche der verwöhnten Geschmacksknospen auf der Zunge...

Und noch ein Nachtrag: Unter http://www.whisky-monitor.com/index.jsp?tid=9 habe ich zu meinem Erstaunen gesehen, dass genau dieser Tropfen extrem volatil ist. Und offenbar werden genau unsere französischen Freunde nicht mit der besten Qualität beliefert!

erogers
Expert Senior erogers Tasting note
28 Sep 2014 6:42 am
erogers gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Fruit, vanilla, and slight smoke.

Taste

Nuts, oak wood, vanilla nougat, slight fruit, and wisps of smoke.

Finish

Very smooth and short, with oak wood, crushed walnuts, spice, and slight smoke.

Comments

Light and sweet, with a slight wisp of smoke on the palate and finish.  Pretty good, but I prefer a blended Scotch with more smoke characteristics, like Johnnie Walker Black Label.  Ballantine's 12 Year Old is, however, a very smooth and gentle blend...probably great for cocktails.

drkrylov
Connoisseur drkrylov Review note
21 Apr 2014 12:54 pm
drkrylov gave this whisky 73 points
Weighted Rate
73
Nose
70
Initial taste
80
Body
70
Finish
70
Price
80
Presentation
70
Yuri Krylov
drkrylov
Connoisseur drkrylov Note
21 Apr 2014 12:01 pm
drkrylov gave this whisky 73 points

The key ingredients in the Ballantines blends are Miltonduff and Glenburgie as well as whisky from around fifty other distilleries.

Yuri Krylov

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