Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Mar 2015 11:17 am by magic_slim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. Butz75 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. mikespike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very young, fruity. A bit of an AnCnoc style - tasted blind I was not close to guess a Balvenie here. Nice whisky anyway. 88P in my book.

  3. Licky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    A strong nose, otherwise quite a disappointment. Sucked barrels, poorly bound alcohol and a glutinous sugariness. That was nothing!

    Notes from a blind tasting. Of course, it is an exhausted 1st-fill keg, even if that is a contradiction in terms ...
    • Nose
      First apples and malt, after a short time vanilla, butter biscuits, panna cotta and some more light fruits. Takes the nose hard. Some mint, chocolate and nutty notes complete the nose. Heated, an association of chewing gum and pickled pears appear. Even later, the nose develops in the direction of musty notes.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, slightly (too) alcoholic, with predominantly tart notes. Then a little vanilla and a slightly sugary sweetness, where he is absolutely not sweet.
    • Finish
      The finish is very short and quite dry. The alcohol stops, and then it was. Only a little menthol remains slightly longer.

  5. magic_slim scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very enjoyable easy drinking whisky.
    • Nose
      Notes of pineapple cream tarte and marshmallows at first nosing. Tropical fruit smoothie, candy floss, vanilla and grassy aromas. What a lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Smooth and fresh at first mouthfeel. Starts very nicely, but afterwards it becomes a little bland. Notes of acacia honey and maple syrup as well as fruity aromas with vanilla. The fruits are mirabelles snd quinces I would say.
    • Finish
      Short to medium long with notes of white pepper coming up. A little bit disappointing, because it is so short.

  6. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75


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