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
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Sherry
Chill filtration - WithArtifical 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:
Nuts:
Cinnamon:
Lemon:
Peat Smoke:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Apple:
Malt:
Pear:
Cherry:
Walnut:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Lime:
Mint:
Raisin:
Herb:
Almonds:
Blackberry:
Floral:
Grape:
Grass:
Hay:
Leather:
Melon:
Oil:
Peach:
Strawberry:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Sweet:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Spices:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Oil:
Cinnamon:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Chocolate:
Caramel:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Dark Chocolate:
Pear:
Herbs:
Almonds:
Chili:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Raisin:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Coffee:
Fig:
Lime:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Apple:
Berries:
Cake:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Malt:
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Oil:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Cinnamon:
Orange:
Chocolate:
Almonds:
Pepper:
Apple:
Chili:
Hazelnut:
Cake:
Pear:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Berries:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Walnut:
Herbs:

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Tasting Notes 34

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19. Jun 2018
Nosing: HoneyFruitOak

Taste: SherryOakVanillaNutsSpicesFruitDark Chocolate

Finish: Long

Comment: A delicious smooth drop. Reminiscent of a sweet vanilla sponge cake topped with caramelised fruit and dusted with light spices. A definite woody undertone, with a minor nutty note and a slight dark chocolate taste at the back. A must for any collection.
Agerskov
20. Jun 2017
17. Sep 2017
Nosing: FruitSherrySweetVanilla

Taste: FruitSweetSherryOak

Finish: SpicesOak

Comment: it is a fruity whisky and , it couldn't go more than 12 year old whisky. it was 12 year old limit
02. Jan 2016
23. Jan 2016
Nosing: HoneyVanillaOrangeAlmonds

Taste: SherryGrapefruitVanillaCaramel

Finish: Warming but not spicy, a little bitter

Comment: Very nice for a 12 y o, good wood.
06. Mar 2016
18. Apr 2017

Comment: meh
08. Mar 2017
Nosing: FruitCinnamonVanilla

Taste: SweetOakSpicesVanilla

Finish: medium:

Comment:
dennislhopkins
13. Dec 2018
Nosing: Just like Horst said! Sweet, orange citrus, honey, light vanilla! Wonderful!

Taste: Sweet, spicy, oaky, sherry comes out later. Dark chocolate. I tasted no bitterness. Smooth

Finish: Rather long legs. Spicy, cinnamon, creamy, sherry really comes out on finish.

Comment: I tried this bottle because Horst liked it! Was he ever spot on! It is delicious. $65 per bottle in Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I really LOVE Speysides like Aberlour, Glenfarclas. This Balvenie 12 Double Wood is glorious. Getting another couple bottles for my vault!!
27. Jan 2018
Nosing: FruitFruitSweetSweet

Taste: FruitSweetSherry

Finish: SherrySherrySweet

Comment: