Balvenie 12 Years Double Wood

This Balvenie was matured in old sherry and bourbon casks. It makes this scotch interesting but also mild. The orange flavour and a deep sweetness make it a true gem among malt whiskies.

This Balvenie was matured in old sherry and bourbon casks. It makes this scotch interesting but also mild. The orange flavour and a deep sweetness make it a true gem among malt whiskies.

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The Balvenie
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 489 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Orange:
Honey:
Honey:
Oak:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Nuts:
Spices:
Cinnamon:
Cinnamon:
Malt:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Apple:
Apple:
Lemon:
Lemon:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Herbs:
Pear:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Pear:
Peach:
Peach:
Cherry:
Almonds:
Almonds:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Green Apple:
Peat Smoke:
Green Apple:
Chocolate:
Raisin:
Walnut:
Berries:
Mint:
Oil:
Floral:
Floral:
Berries:
Oil:
Raisin:
Walnut:
Mint:
Herb:
Barley:
Herb:
Pineapple:
Tropical Fruit:
Blackberry:
Lime:
Heather:
Banana:
Barley:
Pineapple:
Lime:
Heather:
Blackberry:
Banana:
Tropical Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Strawberry:
Hazelnut:
Cake:
Clove:
Melon:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Melon:
Grapefruit:
Clove:
Hay:
Cake:
Strawberry:
Grape:
Grass:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Grape:
Hay:
Leather:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Leather:
Tasting
Sweet:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Oak:
Oak:
Fruit:
Spices:
Honey:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Orange:
Oil:
Oil:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Cinnamon:
Malt:
Malt:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Herb:
Herbs:
Herbs:
Dark Chocolate:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Peat Smoke:
Dark Chocolate:
Pear:
Pear:
Pepper:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Dried Fruit:
Berries:
Raisin:
Chili:
Chili:
Berries:
Raisin:
Almonds:
Peach:
Peach:
Almonds:
Apple:
Grapefruit:
Apple:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Date:
Heather:
Date:
Coffee:
Walnut:
Floral:
Banana:
Walnut:
Floral:
Coffee:
Banana:
Nutmeg:
Fig:
Tropical Fruit:
Wheat:
Cake:
Pineapple:
Tropical Fruit:
Cake:
Ginger:
Fig:
Cherry:
Rye:
Lime:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Green Apple:
Lime:
Tobacco:
Plum:
Wheat:
Pineapple:
Ginger:
Nutmeg:
Green Apple:
Cherry:
Rye:
Finish
Oak:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Spices:
Nuts:
Spices:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Malt:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Oil:
Oil:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Honey:
Honey:
Herb:
Herb:
Peat Smoke:
Orange:
Orange:
Cinnamon:
Cinnamon:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Peat Smoke:
Caramel:
Almonds:
Almonds:
Pepper:
Hazelnut:
Hazelnut:
Pepper:
Apple:
Apple:
Chili:
Chili:
Raisin:
Raisin:
Coffee:
Tobacco:
Tobacco:
Coffee:
Pear:
Cake:
Dried Fruit:
Pear:
Cake:
Herbs:
Dried Fruit:
Cherry:
Date:
Bonfire Smoke:
Nutmeg:
Grapefruit:
Berries:
Mint:
Herbs:
Grape:
Lemon:
Clove:
Fig:
Banana:
Banana:
Heather:
Clove:
Fig:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Cherry:
Bonfire Smoke:
Nutmeg:
Floral:
Date:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Walnut:
Berries:
Green Apple:
Walnut:
Floral:
Mint:

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28. Oct 2011
05. Apr 2011
Suzanne1967
22. May 2015
Nosing: Top - Sherry Oak Vanilla Mid - Treacle and Sherry Base - Lemon Orange

Taste: Sherry Oak butter toffee - werthers?

Finish: Pepper Vanilla Oak Sweet treacle

Comment: Deep amber liquid gold in colour, thick legs that take time to run back to the whisky.
Very pleasant nose with distinct Sherry and Oak throughout, mid tones of treacle and a base of lemon and orange.
Taste is definite sherry, coming from the Doublewood in the name, matured for 12 years, first in Whisky Oak casks and then transferred to European Oak Sherry casks.
Finish is warm peppery, with vanilla and oak sweetness and a treacle undertone.
Overall a very nice drink, 8 1/2 out of 10 - currently on offer in Tesco, so worth buying if you fancy it!
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