Balvenie 12 Year old Double Wood
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13th Aug 2012
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Tasting Notes by McGrain
Mostly agreeable but I found this rather underwhelming as an experience. I enjoyed every drop but i'm not *that* sad that it's all done.
Nose: Spice (cinnamon?), warm oak, vanilla and a drop of liquorice promises something a bit special.
Mouth: But it doesn't *really* deliver on that promise for me. Extremely gentle, maybe a little too polite, a spice note gives way to a salty lick before a honey sees it off to bed.
After: The honey really lasts but in a very understated way. I'd say the double-barrel would be a great whisky to serve up to someone who wasn't a huge fan.
Sweet, more complicated and polite that you might have first realised. Great fist girlfriend material but...you wouldn't want to marry her!