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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

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@HarkinsBGReview by @HarkinsBG

17th May 2011

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I bought this after simply running out of options at the store I frequent near my home. It could be better that I eyed it for so long as I was able to really appreciate this dram.

The nose is oak and sherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. Not overpowering but not imperceptible - but somewhere in the middle.

The palate is everything the nose promised - plus some nice dark fruits. None of the flavors seem to fight for each other; they work together to present a wonderful expression of flavor that I wasn't expecting given previous reviews that I've read.

The finish is primarily the fruits, cinnimon and vanilla, and is pleasantly sweet. The finish is also not as oily as some other expressions and ends rather abruptly, leaving me wanting more.

This is a surprisingly good dram, and the only detractor I could find is the abrupt finish. But, that may not be a negative point for some, and all it meant for me was that this bottle was finished much faster than previous competitors in my cabinet.

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1 comments

@mattberg
mattberg commented

nice review, this is a surprisingly good Whisky for the price, next step up from this is the Aberlour 18 yo

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