Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood

Speyside Scotch Whisky

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Tasting notes by thewhiskydoctor on 8th Jul 2014
Dried fruits, vanilla and cinnamon 74/100

Tasting notes by Uisgebetha on 5th Jun 2014
A Dessert Malt 83/100

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Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood whisky reviews (48)

Average rating 8.1/10

  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Dried fruits, vanilla and cinnamon

    By thewhiskydoctor on 8th Jul 20142014-07-08T11:52:00

    74

    ­Nose – Sweet, confectionary, old sweet shop, oranges, currants, also some fresh pollen and slight floral notes, hints of wine and spices. With water, buttery corn and vanilla aromas emerge. ­Palate – … read more

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - A Dessert Malt

    By Uisgebetha on 5th Jun 20142014-06-05T17:26:00

    83

    A fairly one dimensional malt this, but a very pleasant one. Nose: Fino sherry (very clean fruit) toffee and butter. Taste: Sherry toffee sweetness and a whiff of smoke. Finish: Finish is short with f… read more

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Delightful, until...

    By vrudy6 on 22nd Feb 20142014-02-22T19:09:00

    78

    This 12 yr old balances between the vanilla flavors picked-up from the bourbon casks and just enough of the fruitiness and depth from a few months sitting in first-filled sherry butts. Its pleasantly … read more

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Honey and Roses

    By AdamJackson on 26th Jan 20142014-01-26T19:38:00

    84

    Very light orange. Lots of honey and crisp hibiscus and Roses. Sweet with little off nose. Not offensive taste. Lots of sweet and a tiny bit of sour old hay and the finish is dark fruits and honey for … read more

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Reasonable start.

    By GotOak91 on 17th Nov 20132013-11-17T00:05:00

    81

    Its been awhile since I've written a review. So lets get to it eh? Color: Gentle Amber Nose: At the beginning notes of sherry, sweet baked breads and not so sweet homemade grape jam. With time bourbon… read more

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Standard Balvenie

    By talexander on 24th Sep 20132013-09-24T23:58:00

    78

    In keeping with my latest entry-level dram series, we have this twelve year old DoubleWood. I believe it replaces the old 10 Year Old Founder's Reserve (which is excellent - grab it if you can find it),… read more

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Fresh Pears and Apples

    By Tomba on 30th Aug 20132013-08-30T22:24:00

    82

    nose: fresh pears, green apples, lemongrass, some sherry, fresh sandalwood, yeast, typical floral Speyside notes. taste: pear cake, vanilla, fermented dough, hints of sherry, overall a sweet yeasty f… read more

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Smoked Honey!

    By SquidgyAsh on 28th Aug 20132013-08-28T01:25:00

    75

    I'm a huge fan of Balvenie, with their 21 year old Portwood finished whisky being one of my top favorite Speysides. Even more after my recent distillery visit where I had the opportunity to try a 39 year… read more

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Another uneventful bar sample

    By MisterDigger on 28th Jul 20132013-07-28T21:13:00

    75

    This is one has a lot of name recognition, so I ordered one glass at the bar. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either. This would appeal to Glenlivet and Glenfiddich lovers.

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  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Uninspired and a bit tired

    By numen on 13th Jun 20132013-06-13T23:40:00

    75

    from a purchased sample Nose: Very malt and rather cereal. Honey, frosting, and strong vanilla sweetness. Rich. Slightly sour flower notes. A little resiny and wax. Ginger, horse radish, and a few ci… read more

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