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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

Woods on Woods on Woods

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@BARutledgeReview by @BARutledge

22nd Feb 2015

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  • Nose
    20
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    20
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    81

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A small-town lumber yard could be filled with the aromas and flavors of this whisky. Besides having dusty wood aromas and flavors, this spirit has a sweet bananas-foster flavor. This is a unique scotch. However I think a smokier finish could have gone a long way to improve its woody character.

From snifter, splash of water

Nose-20: pine, cedar, tree sap, bitters, ginger Palate-22: banana, brown sugar, oak, seaweed Finish-19: oak, paprika, stoney moss, florals, sherry Balance-21: nice transitions that provide unique surprises Overall-82:

From scotch tumbler, average splash of water

Nose-20: stained leather, vanilla, red apple, parsley, oak, evergreen Palate-19: cereal, toffee, caramel, lots of (briefly bitter) oak wood, cedar, pine Finish-20: slightly smokey and stoney, cedar and floral notes, seaweed Balance-20: wood flavors prevail. They change from one to the next. Overall-79:

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