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:
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:
Zitrus:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Orange:
Chocolate:
Almonds:
Pepper:
Apple:
Chili:
Hazelnut:
Cake:
Pear:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Walnut:
Herbs:
Berries:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:

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Tasting Notes 34

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28. Nov 2018
Nosing: SherryOrangeNutsCinnamon
Immediate sherry hit. Orange blossom, nuts and cinnamon.

Taste: SherrySpicesZitrus
Medium sweet arrival. Sherry wood and sweet spices. More of that citrussy component.

Finish: Spices
Medium length and follows on the flavour profile of the palate.

Comment:
I came back to this whisky after a long break from trying it. I seem to remember that it didn't impress me much at the time. I get the feeling however that it has changed for the better over time. The sherry influence on this is significantly stronger than I remember. The closest thing I can equate it to is Bunnahabhain 12. It has that same orange influence from the sherry in the nose and palate. The finish isn't the most interesting, but it fits well and doesn't feel out of place. I'd say this is a really solid release, an excellent example of what can be achieved with multi cask maturation.
Agerskov
20. Jun 2017
28. Jul 2015
ChrisDubbelboer
19. Oct 2015
Nosing: SherryVanillaOrangeFruitHoneySweet

Taste: OakSherryVanillaSpicesSweetOrange

Finish: long OakSpicesVanillaSweet

Comment: I like it a lot :)
03. Apr 2020
Nosing: SherryFruitOrangeSweetVanilla

Taste: SherrySweetSpicesOrangeNutsOak Creamy and smooth texture.

Finish: OakSpicesSweetSherry

Comment: Wonderfully sweet and refreshing. Nice and viscous. Good one for beginners.
sponce
29. Dec 2014
Nosing: orange and honey

Taste: sweet

Finish: very good

Comment exellent
MJ75
08. Oct 2015
drefann
31. Mar 2016
23. Oct 2016