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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

Reasonable start.

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@GotOak91Review by @GotOak91

17th Nov 2013


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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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 notes come to the front in the way of sweet caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Its interesting how changed almost completely. I would have thought I was losing a sweet bourbon if I didn't know what this was.

Body: Medium weight, not to rich.

Taste: Iced raspberry scones (malty bread that isn't overloaded with red raspberries). Gentle tinged of orange marmalade as a light spread. Not a lot of bourbon influence here, a light dusting of fall baking spices within. Not very balanced here but so far you can tell there is two casks in play here.

Finish: Medium length with red berries, mixed citrus peels that seems to have a slight focus on the sweet orange that floats in the background.

Overall: A nice nose that took a little time to develop that is sweeter than the rest of the drink. The balance seems to be a bourbon nose and a sherry body. Tasty but Im glad I didn't buy it.

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GotOak91 commented

"how it changed", "nosing a sweet", I was in a hurry transferring this from my notepad to the website using my "smart"phone.

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