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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.58/100
votes
1018
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

€ 42,41

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1018 × member ratings

2763 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

85 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.58 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. SRB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Emperor69 scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    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.

  5. BestOfWest scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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

  8. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.

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