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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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:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Oil:
Cinnamon:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Chocolate:
Caramel:
Alcohol:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Herbs:
Heather:
Almonds:
Chili:
Pear:
Grapefruit:
Raisin:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Apple:
Berries:
Cake:
Coffee:
Fig:
Lime:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Malt:
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Oil:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Zitrus:
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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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
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!
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
06. Mar 2016
08. Mar 2017
Nosing: FruitCinnamonVanilla

Taste: SweetOakSpicesVanilla

Finish: medium:

Comment:
Cdamiano
09. May 2016
John_G
05. Aug 2019
GreatDram
11. Sep 2015
18. Jan 2017