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

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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
02. Jan 2016
23. Jan 2016
Nosing: Honey Vanilla Orange Almonds

Taste: Sherry Grapefruit Vanilla Caramel

Finish: Warming but not spicy, a little bitter

Comment: Very nice for a 12 y o, good wood.
06. Mar 2016