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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.64/100
votes
1166
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

€ 43.87

49 × in wishlist

1166 × member ratings

3226 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

90 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.64 points

  1. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Sensible, delicious malt. Nice nose with an interesting shade of a flooded wooden hut. Cozy one or something.
    • Nose
      Bright and ripe, sweet red apple, dry bananas and dried apricots, vanilla and the smell of a heated wooden hut.
    • Taste
      Honey, more tart woody shades are added, vanilla with pepper.
    • Finish
      Rich, the sweetness of ripe apples, malt and astringency of a piece of wood.

  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. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    don't like the wine cask finish. In chinese we call it YOU NI!!!

  4. Valérie scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. YD84 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/on-location-balvenie/

    Now situated inside Balvenie's tasting room we try the core range, a range which shows off the wood finishes that Balvenie's master distiller Dave Stewart has been utilising for decades. These were initially tasted blind, revealed one at a time. First up, a classic.

    N: This has to be the Doublewood, one of the most consistent malts around. It smells as always, like a soft fluffed-up malty pillow with a soft sour-sweet yeasty citrus profile.

    T: Sweet and floury-fluffy popcorn-like honey malt with a super-soft [Egyptian] cotton mouthfeel.

    F: Soft comforting dry and not a hint of astringency.

    C: This is right up there with the best batches I've had in the last 15 years. This is my benchmark for Balvenie's contemporary distillery profile.

  8. volker40sw scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in 2016

  9. SRB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. BestOfWest scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tasted several times, always a similar result - drinkbar no doubt master hands have certainly worked here.

    But it's not more. Can be produced again and again, you mix until a whisky comes out, and finally color for visual perception - that's it.

    Not in my sense, but if others like it, it is also good and legitimate. There is something for all of us in the big wide world of whisky.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

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