Balvenie 12 Years Single Barrel First Fill

This single-barrel bottling from Balvenie emphasizes the influence of the barrel on the taste of a whisky. Oak barrels are natural products and each one is different. This gives each whisky a different taste. For this bottling, Balvenies Malt Master selected only barrels with a sweet vanilla and oak character. All bottles are labeled with the barrel number and the bottle number.

This single-barrel bottling from Balvenie emphasizes the influence of the barrel on the taste of a whisky. Oak barrels are natural products and each one is different. This gives each whisky a different taste. For this bottling, Balvenies Malt Master selected only barrels with a sweet vanilla and oak character. All bottles are labeled with the barrel number and the bottle number.

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6695
Balvenie
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
47.8%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Bourbon First Fill
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Honey:
Oak:
Pear:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Anise:
Banana:
Caramel:
Heather:
Melon:
Nuts:
Orange:
Peach:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Sweet:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Banana:
Malt:
Oil:
Peach:
Chocolate:
Orange:
Pear:
Pepper:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Finish
Sweet:
Spices:
Nuts:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Oil:
Fruit:
Honey:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Almonds:
Dark Chocolate:
Heather:
Orange:
Peach:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Herb:

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30. Nov 2017
Cdamiano
09. May 2016
31. Dec 2015
Nosing: Fresh . . . alive

Taste: Honey, Vanilla, Fruit

Finish: Clean, Crisp

Comment: Also had a sharp end, but is refreshing!
Ggowern
20. Mar 2015
Nosing:
Lots of honey
Taste:
Very complex with vanilla
Finish:
Sweet
Comment:
Not as good as the 15 but pretty close
cjustl
05. Jan 2015
Aroma: Fruity, Banana, Vanilla, Cedar, Oak

Taste: Fresh fruit followed by bitterness into the finish

Finish: Smooth with lingering vanilla.

Comment: A quality single malt with an extremely pleasant aroma and smooth finish. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the taste, as I prefer sherry cask maturation. If you are a fan of ex-bourbon cask maturation, this is a must have. I recommend adding a half teaspoon of water for optimal flavor.
15. Feb 2017
mpannozz
17. Dec 2014
MJ75
22. Oct 2015
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05. Nov 2013
unknown user
13. Nov 2013