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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566
Balvenie
Scotland, Speyside
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Honey:
Oak:
Spices:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Peat Smoke:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Apple:
Lemon:
Malt:
Pear:
Mint:
Oil:
Raisin:
Walnut:
Herb:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Lime:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Almonds:
Berries:
Blackberry:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Grape:
Grass:
Hay:
Heather:
Leather:
Melon:
Tasting
Sweet:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Spices:
Oak:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Oil:
Malt:
Cinnamon:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Caramel:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Dark Chocolate:
Chili:
Pear:
Almonds:
Grapefruit:
Dried Fruit:
Raisin:
Apple:
Berries:
Cake:
Coffee:
Fig:
Lime:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Finish
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Nuts:
Malt:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Peat Smoke:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Almonds:
Apple:
Chili:
Hazelnut:
Pepper:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Pear:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Walnut:
Herbs:

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Tasting Notes 29

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13. Oct 2015
Nosing:
Orange Lemon Lime Honey Sherry Vanilla Cinnamon Nuts
Taste:
Oak Spices Orange Dark Chocolate Sweet Coffee
Finish:
Medium
Comment:
Nosing:
Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla
Taste:
Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry
Finish:
Long and Warming
Comment:
19. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Plum Chocolate Caramel Vanilla Oak

Finish:

Comment:
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!
10. Nov 2016
The Balvenie range has a rather good reputation, as being of higher quality than the mass-produced Glenfiddich. Its 12-year-old 'Double Wood' expression greets the nose with juicy oranges, creamy vanilla and hints of marzipan - very harmonic and distinctly elegant. Tastewise, the arrival builds up steady and spicy before turning honey sweet and nutty. Altogether, it appears slightly spirity and thin (too low ABV). The finish is swift with mild bitterness, milk chocolate and cinnamon. A decent but not overly exciting Single Malt that requires a higher bottling strength.
RATING: 3.4/5.0 ≙ 85 pts
15. Mar 2016
Nosing: Blackberry Vanilla Sherry Chocolate

Taste: Malt Oak Grapefruit Sweet

Finish: Oil Dried Fruit

Comment: A go-to daily scotch material!
01. Jan 2017
25. Jun 2018

Comment:
I need to try this again. I had a few years ago, but was not drinking a lot of scotch back then. I remember feeling a little underwhelmed. Thought it lacked fruitiness. Seemed rather dry. Very wood-like. Will try again!
Agerskov
20. Jun 2017
Ahn
17. Sep 2017
Nosing: Fruit Sherry Sweet Vanilla

Taste: Fruit Sweet Sherry Oak

Finish: Spices Oak

Comment: it is a fruity whisky and , it couldn't go more than 12 year old whisky. it was 12 year old limit