The Balvenie

12 Years Old, Double Wood

ABV 43%
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Brand: The Balvenie
Expression: 12 Years Old, Double Wood
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 1999
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 4
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A close relation to the Founder's Reserve, with extra vanilla and honey plus the subtlest of Oloroso influences. Delicate for its age.
Palate: Sweet and honeyed with intense malt meeting the soft peat and controlled sherry fruitiness.
Finish: Smoky and a little spicy with a bigger vanilla tang.
Comment: A more intense malt than the Founder's Reserve. Despite its finesse, it is just shaded in regard to all-round complexity. Still nothing short of glorious.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sherry and orange skins.
Palate: Beautifully combined mellow flavours: nutty, sweet, sherry, very orangy fruitiness, heather, cinnamon spiciness.
Finish: Long, tingling. Very warming.
Comment: Yet richer, and fruitier.
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Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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