Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood

Speyside Scotch Whisky

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Tasting notes by Rantavahti on 25th Nov 2014
Everybody Loves Raymond 85/100

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

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Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood whisky reviews (49)

Average rating 8.1/10

  • Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood - Everybody Loves Raymond

    By Rantavahti on 25th Nov 20142014-11-25T06:05:00

    85

    Once in a while you bump into whiskies, you feel like everyone's going to like it. The Balvenie DoubleWood 12YO is one of them. Very full and smooth dram, with moderate dryness. Balvenie DoubleWood 12… read more

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  • 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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