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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.67/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
DoubleWood
Bottled
16.03.2011
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Whisky Oak & Sherry Oak
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Bottle code
L33V 4357 1603
Barcode
5010327529219
Added on
02 Nov 2015 8:09 am by smaeksle

0 × in wishlist

Level Username

8 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers
84
Member Junior spiritual_void
84
Connoisseur MaltMartin
82
Expert Senior Captain Bowmore
82
Member Senior lazycat74
82
Expert Junior Simo
80
Member Senior Wild Geese
80
Expert Junior regislefrancois
79

18 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Expert Senior Captain Bowmore
1
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Expert Junior EmptyMiniatures
1
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Expert Junior Kaleva
1
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Specialist karloff
1
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Member Senior lazycat74
1
  • sample
Expert Junior pd780
5
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Expert Junior regislefrancois
1
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Expert Senior Sb17sw
2
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Expert Junior Simo
1
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Member Junior spiritual_void
1
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Member Senior Wild Geese
1
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Expert Junior wuenne
1
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Expert Senior Макс
1
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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.67 points

  1. Simo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    My first contact and subsequent review of the ‘Doublewood’ reads, ‘Incredibly drinkable and enjoyable. Great beginners whisky’. i was still just a beginner myself back then [2008/09] and clearly far more succinct in my writing. Amazingly it appears I’ve not encounter the doublewood again [properly that is] until this year [2016] when i got to ‘walk the dog’ with Fergus and the Whisky Lounge team at the Balvenie distillery. Pictures of the distillery, a review and notes of the tastings are to follow sometime soon but suffice to say, the distillery pour of the 12yo doublewood was a cracker. Now back home, does this random 5cl bottle i picked up at auction [circa 2008] stand up and how batch dependant is the Balvenie?
    N: Aah yes, bourbon & sherry notes show equally over this fruity, malty, fungal, vibrant, fresh, herbal-sweet dram. Showing more complexity than the previous batches I’ve encountered yet without that fluffiness I’ve associated with the doublewood in the past. There are plenty of liquorice and char notes also,
    T: Oily, thin, orange juice arrival with a small bite, leaning towards [soft yet concise]-sour malt with pine needles then putty-beer & fungal fresh. Shows a curious savoury-sweet maltiness with a vegetal, liquorice sour and a thinness one sometimes finds from really old gear - Carsebridge 1965 50yo for example WB.
    F: Waxy, sour-mash. Fades malty and with [sour] caramel. Reasonable, moderate, clean[ish] finish and char at the death
    C: Without the fluffiness I’ve noted as a key feature of the doublewood in the past, this miniature [batch] is fine in its own right. A real go-to everyday dram.

    Scores a C+

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