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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.56/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB51606
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
First Fill Ex-Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
1724
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
501032752877
Added on
31 Jan 2014 1:45 pm by harriedv
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 63.49

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11 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For me, this is a perfect example of a wonderful matured Speysider from a bourbon barrel.
    Uncomplicated but still of high quality.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Hello Bourbon barrel !!
      Vanilla and lemon together with malt and light oak give a wonderful nose.
      For me, it clearly shows what a good barrel can do. The nose is absolutely round, balanced and yes, certainly not very complex but not less successful.
      After some time, there are still hints of honey and other yellow fruits, such as apricot and ripe peach.
      Very fine!
    • Taste
      87 87
      The lemon also sets the tone on the palate, then is replaced by sweet vanilla. Very slight bitterness from the oak. Right now, at Christmas time it reminds me a lot of vanilla kipper. Butter braid, with almond flakes. And in the background always ripe apricot.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long and sweet, with a slight pleasant bitterness.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    cool - you can buy.
    • Nose
      fine sweet and flowery, nice fine woody notes - very light and slightly dusty - delicate - seductive
    • Taste
      fresh mint - lemon cream - very nice fine-drawn wood notes - very complex for his age, resin, soap
    • Finish
      gently spicy, with fine herbs - medium warming

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