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Balvenie 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.86/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
WB78975
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Cask
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon + Bourbon + Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Barcode
5010327559070
Added on
29 Feb 2016 9:21 am by Dominique01
Colored

Average value

€ 9.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.86 points

  1. Merl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. martinbuettner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Rory1901 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    So far The Balvenie are a bit like Richard Linklater for me - a safe pair of hands and usually can be relied on to deliver the goods (and it seems Everybody Wants Some).

    First tasted (ahem, Before Midnight) after a Glenfiddich 15yo Solera and a Scapa. I was impressed but the longer I drank it the more I thought it had a cloying sweetness. Perhaps this was in comparison to the Scapa which, while sweet enough, had a maritime saltiness. In any event, in later samplings I didn't get that over-sweetness.

    It had a pleasant smell of chocolate, candied fruits, baileys cream, and a bit of fresh sawdust (oak?). A light, spicy taste with clove and orange mainly registering. No real need for water - only a sparing drop or two. The finish was on the short side.

  4. eggi0711 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Light, well-balanced Speysider, lacking substance.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Citrus
      Honey
      Apple Peel
    • Taste
      77 77
      Very light, some citrus fruit, sweetness and fresh wood.
      Slightly bitter on the palate.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Short

  5. eggi0711 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Light, well-balanced Speysider, lacking substance.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Citrus
      Honey
      Apple Peel
    • Taste
      77 77
      Very light, some citrus fruit, sweetness and fresh wood.
      Slightly bitter on the palate.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Short

  6. eggi0711 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Light, well-balanced Speysider, lacking substance.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Citrus
      Honey
      Apple Peel
    • Taste
      77 77
      Very light, some citrus fruit, sweetness and fresh wood.
      Slightly bitter on the palate.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Short

  7. eggi0711 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Light, well-balanced Speysider, lacking substance.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Citrus
      Honey
      Apple Peel
    • Taste
      77 77
      Very light, some citrus fruit, sweetness and fresh wood.
      Slightly bitter on the palate.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Short

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A very neat Speyside malt that would do well 3 or 6 additional%!
    • Nose
      78 78
      gentle, citrus fresh, malt, sweetness (honey), vanilla, spices;
    • Taste
      78 78
      a mild fruity onset, bitter orange, spicy oak comes stronger, honey sweetness, light spices, vanilla;
    • Finish
      77 77
      medium length, fruity, slightly bitter, then spicy oak;

  9. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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