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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.55/100
votes
1083
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
DoubleWood
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010327505138
Added on
14 Jan 2009 5:09 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,21

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

86 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.55 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Sensible, delicious malt. Nice nose with an interesting shade of a flooded wooden hut. Cozy one or something.
    • Nose
      Bright and ripe, sweet red apple, dry bananas and dried apricots, vanilla and the smell of a heated wooden hut.
    • Taste
      Honey, more tart woody shades are added, vanilla with pepper.
    • Finish
      Rich, the sweetness of ripe apples, malt and astringency of a piece of wood.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: mild sherry sweetness, honey, ripe citrus fruits, oranges.
    Taste: medium bodied, well rounded, citrusfruits, fruitcake, some mild chocolate and sherry notes.
    Finish: medium length, warming sweetness, walnuts, honied liquorice.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. volker40sw scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Tasted in 2016

  4. SRB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Emperor69 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Color: light brown (there is a dye).
    Body: liquid.
    Nose: surprisingly beautiful and delicate. The main dominant here is honey with the theme of baking, bakery products (to be more precise, I "smelled" apple charlotte and oatmeal cookies). Cotton candy, candy, vanilla, cinnamon, milk chocolate continue this confectionery theme. Sherry finish, although short in time (only 9 months), but also plays a role, enriching the aroma with tones of ripe plums, red apples, green grapes or grape juice and yellow orange. It should be noted that the saturated, heavy tones of dried fruits, usually characteristic for sherry butts extracts, do not protrude here, but are organically woven into the overall aromatic structure.
    Taste: it makes an overall pleasant impression, but it is rather mundane, it lacks completeness and texturing and to be honest is too watery. At first we feel grape juice, milk chocolate, plums, orange, apples, sweet white wine, a little walnuts; then comes a little bitterness of cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg; it ends with a bit of dried fruit.
    Aftertaste: warming, medium duration. Ginger, apples, grapes.

    In general, we can summarize that this is the most refined, elegant release among the junior regulars of Spacead, with a surprisingly beautiful and pleasant nose, which however lacks fullness, strength in taste and duration in the aftertaste.

  6. BestOfWest scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Round, fruity, balanced sherry whisky with strong wood tannins. Not bad.

  8. SweetPeat scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    I like it better than the first time
    • Nose
      immediately sweet honey, rape field, subtle sherry, some chocolate, light coffee notes and later hazelnuts
    • Taste
      Lots of oak, intense and spicy. Then sweet, vanilla and honey, it remains a slight tingle on the tongue, could be oak or alcohol.
    • Finish
      Medium (5/10) and spicy with some floral honey scent

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

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