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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating 625 votes 81.83

Member rates

1797 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

73 Notes

whiskyandco
Expert Junior whiskyandco Note
27 Oct 2017 7:32 pm
whiskyandco gave this whisky 83 points
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
SilentBeing gave this whisky 87 points
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
Expert Senior 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
boy_genius_ck
Expert Senior boy_genius_ck Tasting note
17 Feb 2017 3:16 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 77 points
Color
Amber
Nose

aromatic wood, sherry, light fruits, dark honey, nuts, some citrus

Taste

vanilla, caramel, syrupy light fruits, wood spice with a touch of cinnamon

Finish

short-medium, light, nutty, oranges, peach, light woodsy caramel at the back

Comments

overhyped and overpriced ($56) here in my country yet overall it’s nothing special

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
05 Feb 2017 10:30 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 76 points


Weighted Rate
85
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
85
TheWhiskyAgent
Member Senior TheWhiskyAgent Note
28 Dec 2016 7:30 pm
TheWhiskyAgent gave this whisky 73 points

Delicate nose with Vanilla, Toffee, dried Apricots and Dates. There is malty notes as well and a floral overtone. On the pallate it’s really quite thin, again some Vanilla and Toffee. No more fruits but there is a fizzyness from the oak. With water the Whisky noses similar but there is a grassy layer appearing now. A little like cut grass in the process of drying. Feels more astringent and there is even less deph now. Long and somewhat drying finnish. I would not advise adding water, but I would recommend bottling at a higher ABV though!

Albaron
Expert Senior Albaron Tasting note
26 Nov 2016 1:00 am
Albaron gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Malzig, Orangen, etwas Vanille, ein Hauch Kräuter

Taste

Malzig, frische Orangen, die Kräuter sind hier kräftiger, ganz wenig Vanille, etwas Toffeesahne und Honig, sehr mild

Finish

Die Kräuterwürze geht über in Eichentannine

Comments

Ein ex-Bourbon Fass gereifter Whisky, nicht starker Alkohol, vermutlich 40 oder höchstens 43% Alkohol. Ganz lecker, könnte ein Glenlivet sein. Zumindest geht er in die Richtung vom Aroma, von den Glenlivets die ich bisher hatte. Schätze mal mittleres Alter so ca. 15 Jahre.

Notes erstellt während einer Blindverkostung

Armin

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