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.

Details about this bottle Edit
566
Balvenie
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
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
Calculated from 32 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Honey:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Cinnamon:
Peat Smoke:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Caramel:
Malt:
Lemon:
Pear:
Walnut:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Heather:
Lime:
Mint:
Raisin:
Herb:
Almonds:
Berries:
Blackberry:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Grape:
Grass:
Hay:
Leather:
Melon:
Oil:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Sweet:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Spices:
Oak:
Fruit:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Oil:
Cinnamon:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Chocolate:
Caramel:
Alcohol:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Almonds:
Chili:
Pear:
Grapefruit:
Dried Fruit:
Raisin:
Apple:
Berries:
Cake:
Coffee:
Fig:
Lime:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Malt:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Oil:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Zitrus:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Orange:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Almonds:
Apple:
Chili:
Hazelnut:
Pepper:
Cake:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Raisin:
Walnut:
Herbs:

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3.9 Rate
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Tasting Notes 32

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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!
Nosing: Blackberry Vanilla Sherry Chocolate

Taste: Malt Oak Grapefruit Sweet

Finish: Oil Dried Fruit

Comment: A go-to daily scotch material!
19. Jun 2018
Nosing: Honey Fruit Oak

Taste: Sherry Oak Vanilla Nuts Spices Fruit Dark 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 undertone and a slight dark chocolate taste at the back. A must for any collection.
19. Jun 2018
Nosing: Honey Fruit Oak

Taste: Sherry Oak Vanilla Nuts Spices Fruit Dark 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.
02. Jan 2016
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: Fruit Fruit Sweet Sweet

Taste: Fruit Sweet Sherry

Finish: Sherry Sherry Sweet

Comment:
mwrock
25. May 2016
29. Jun 2017
Nosing: Fruit Sherry Orange Vanilla Caramel Malt

Taste: Sweet Sherry Tobacco Alcohol Nuts Malt

Finish: Oil Alcohol Sherry Honey

Comment: Easy drinker. flavorful and easy on the palate. Warming