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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.70/100
votes
1325
Whiskybase ID
WB5943
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

€ 46.50

64 × in wishlist

1325 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

106 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.70 points

  1. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Sweet ripe red apple with vanilla, dried bananas, wooden hut and dried apricots.

    RATING: 85pts - [n21,t22,f21,b21] → |83-85: Decent|

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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. tribe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Solid standard paint. It was once my bang for the bug. Silky to drink, hardly edgy and very round. Sherry share is clearly noticeable, something was still possible on the finish
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. MLE scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. dimitrios scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  6. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2021-01-02
    • Nose
      bread, marzipan, caramel, sherry sweetness
    • Taste
      pleasant sweetness, very tasty, light spiciness, maybe a bit thin

  7. Leessang scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Finn2206 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Easy drinking whisky, floral, fresh fruits and a bit of sherry

  9. noelc scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet, sherry and smokey, intrigues me with spice hint. While it's not 'special'. It has a nice smell and promises a scotch with depth and complexity
    • Taste
      79 79
      Starts smokey, then comes sherry. All very good. The spices are there as well which comfirms the complexity. Then it there is a honey taste which keeps getting stronger. It really dropped down my score from 85 to 79 :/
    • Finish
      76 76
      Spices and honey. Overall I like this one, but the aftertaste of honey is too much for me unfortunately.

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strawberry, a little earth, blackberries, a few grasses, honey, caramel, some wood, nuts, blackberries, dried fruits
    • Taste
      Strawberries, blackberries, some chocolate, some lime, some grapefruit, a little pepper

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