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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

A great oaky scotch

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@MrAnon12345Review by @MrAnon12345

7th Jan 2010


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This isn't the best scotch I've ever tasted, by far, but it's a nice "everyday" scotch. Not nearly as sweet as many other scotches in its price-range (e.g., the Macallan 12), which I like quite a bit.

The oak notes are prominent, as you might expect -- especially on the nose and at first sip, and the sherry notes round out the finish without being over-dominant. More burn/alcohol flavor than some might like, but it manages to be a smooth scotch nonetheless.

Highly recommended, especially for those who like oakier scotches (e.g., the Macallan Fine Oak 10).

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MrAnon12345 commented

Should note here as well -- benefits from a slight cut with a bit of fresh water, which opens up the nose a bit and makes it a bit smoother.

11 years ago 0

jeanluc commented

Welcome @cpence

Agreed. If you like it oaky this is a good de facto whisky, its a good bottle to have in your cabinet.

11 years ago 0

noodlexyz commented

I would agree, adding just a touch of water really wakes this scotch up. The Balvenie Dbl Wood is my favorite scotch under $40 as it impresses me every time I take a drink.

11 years ago 0

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