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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.73/100
votes
1402
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

€ 47.57

65 × in wishlist

1402 × member ratings

4076 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

109 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.73 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 84pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose has a profile of soft sherry sweetness with notes of ripe red apples, vanilla bakery and dried bananas.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is well balanced and quite sweet with notes of sugary citrus fruits, caramel, spicy oak and apricots.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is medium lenght and has a nice lingering fruitiness with notes of vanilla and dried fruits.

  2. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

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

  3. 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

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet. Lots of caramel. Lots of orange fruit. Peaches. Burnt sugar. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet. Caramel. Vanilla. Spices. Black pepper. Roasted brown sugar. Creamy.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet. Creamy. Caramel. Vanilla. Sweet cream. Little spices.

  5. Don Cassi scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Fruity honey sweetness with a hint of vanilla in the nose.

    The sherry unfolds in the mouth with spicy nutty notes in the background.

    The short, slightly bitter and alcoholic finish does not do justice to the foreplay and prevents a higher rating

    Grade: 2-

  6. tribe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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

  7. MLE scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  8. dimitrios scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  9. 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

  10. Leessang scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

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