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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.59/100
votes
996
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

€ 41.78

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996 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

83 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.59 points

  1. Misery scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Balvenie Double Wood 12 yo | 40% | 22 + 21 + 21 + 21 = 85pts
    N: Bright and ripe, sweet red apple, dry bananas and dried apricots, vanilla and the smell of a heated wooden hut.
    T: Honey, added more tart woody shades, vanilla with pepper.
    F: Rich, sweetness of ripe apples, malt and astringency of wood.
    B: Explanatory, tasty molt. Nice nose with an interesting shade of a heated wooden hut. Cozy such or something.

  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. BestOfWest scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  8. PedroXiménez94 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    In my eyes always a bit too positive.
    • Nose
      Very fruity nose. Reminiscent of orange jam. In addition a strong walnut note. Fresh fruit notes, possibly apple juice. Alcohol more clearly after a while. In addition, eventually comes the oak.
    • Taste
      Very fruity and sweet. Relatively soft. The nuts are also found in the taste again. In addition a certain bitterness altogether rather thin, almost watery on the tongue.
    • Finish
      medium. Tannins and slightly sour. Butter in the aftertaste.

  9. Falnor scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    It's a nice and easy to please entry to Balvenie. Still a good one.
    • Nose
      Quite easy and an inviting nose. Light and sweet. Honey, a malt core with citrus fruits. More towards orange than lemons.
    • Taste
      Well honey remains big. With gingerbread, cornflakes, brioche and lots of cake. Some milkchocolate and orange. Can get a little nutty in the end.
    • Finish
      Short on hay, walnut, cinnamon and citrus.

  10. Kontra scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

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