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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.75/100
votes
714
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
700 ml
Bottle code
L2W626129021054
Barcode
5010327505138
Added on
14 Jan 2009 5:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.01

714 × member ratings

2090 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

77 Notes

PedroXiménez94
Member Junior PedroXiménez94 Tasting note
08 Jun 2018 10:16 am
PedroXiménez94 gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Sehr fruchtige Nase. Erinnert an Orangenmarmelade. Dazu eine starke Walnussnote. Frische Obstnoten, ggf. Apfelsaft. Alkohol nach einer Weile deutlicher. Hinzu kommt irgendwann die Eiche.

Taste

Sehr fruchtig und süß. Relativ weich. Die Nüsse finden sich auch im Geschmack wieder. Dazu eine gewisse Bitterkeit. Insgesamt ziemlich dünn, beinahe wässrig auf der Zunge.

Finish

Ziemlich kurz. Tannine und leicht säuerlich. Butter im Nachgeschmack.

Comments

In meinen Augen immer etwas zu positiv dargestellt. 

slàinte mhath
Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Tasting note
21 May 2018 12:15 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Old gold
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.

Comments

It's a nice and easy to please entry to Balvenie. Still a good one.

Kontra
Member Senior Kontra Review note
29 Apr 2018 3:37 pm
Kontra gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
86
Price
78
Presentation
75
jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
13 Mar 2018 11:20 am
jankes gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.3
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
80
Presentation
83
Collegiate
Expert Junior Collegiate Note
05 Jan 2018 7:56 pm
Collegiate gave this whisky 79 points

A basic malt with notes of sweet honey and some vanilla.  Very light body. The finish is inoffensive and passes before you know it.  Ridiculous pricing in my region ($95 Cdn.)   Probably a good starter malt for newbies, but hard to get excited about for a whisky geek.

Lorion
Expert Senior Lorion Tasting note
17 Oct 2017 3:55 pm
Lorion gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Vanille und dezente Sherry-Aromen sind angenehm miteinander verwoben. Honig, dezent Eiche.

Taste

Weich, etwas dünn. Leichter Sherry-Anklang, Honigsüße, Vanille.

Finish

Nicht sehr lang.

Comments

Okay, ganz nett für Einsteiger. Man kann schön den Bourbon- und Sherry-Charakter herausriechen. 78.

SilentBeing
Member Senior SilentBeing Tasting note
11 Sep 2017 9:35 pm
Color
Amber
Nose

Sweet oranges and malt/barley-notes with light vanilla and honey. A floral overtone that accentuates when adding water.

Taste

Arrival with oranges and a peppery spiciness, followed by dark chocolate. A delicate layer of honey and vanilla throughout.

Finish

Medium long with a deep chocolate flavour slowly turning into slightly bitter oak as the remaining spiciness and sweetness fades.

Comments

A good whisky to explain to your friends how to get the most out of your whisky experience. If you simply sip and swallow you will mostly get the oaky bitterness. You need to get the spirit round in your mouth to truly pick up the orange and chocolate flavours. This was one of my first whiskies and as a result of the above I didn’t like it at first.

Overall a very good whisky with enough personality to stand out without being exceptional.

87/100 (works best neat)

Zoltavar
Expert Senior Zoltavar Review note
23 May 2017 4:31 pm
Zoltavar gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
87
Presentation
85
Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
16 Mar 2017 8:40 am
Allandale gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Sherry anf orange skins.

Taste

Beautifully combined mellow flavours: nutty,sweet, sherry, very orange fruitiness, heather, cinnamon spiciness.

Finish

Long, tingling, Very warming.

Comments

A rich medium body.

boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Review note
17 Feb 2017 3:15 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 77 points
Weighted Rate
76.5
Nose
75
Initial taste
77
Body
78
Finish
79
Price
72
Presentation
75

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