Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Feb 2015 3:48 pm by Magnus Hillman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.60

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 points

  1. r0back55 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: quite dry, floral, slightly herbal.

    Taste: bitter, a little bit of chocolate, vanilla sweetness, sage, dry herbal notes.

    Finish: complex, clean, a little harsh.

  2. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I am not sure about the batch but this is a wonderfull whisky.. truly balvenie.. fragrant with the typical balvenie honeys and on top fruits and spicies from the bourbon barrell..love it!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is just amazing in my opinion, but I am a huge Balvenie fan. It's just as good as the 15 yrs old single barrels I've tasted, intense and complex with massive flavors.

    (Rating interval 87-90) 
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla and sweet lemon candy hits the nose immediately. Subtle spices appear after a while, weak hints of allspice and pepper, followed by some oak, barley and slightly marzipan with overripe pears.
    • Taste
      Sweet honey on the arrival with icing sugar and fresh fruits. It becomes creamier on the development with hints of warm melted marshmallows, dark honey, golden delicious apples and vanilla ice cream. The spices are all about pepper now, mostly white pepper.
    • Finish
      The finish is warm with honey coming through from the nose and palate as the main feature. The pepper from the development has become more intense, cracked white pepper and sweet barley. 


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