The Balvenie

The Balvenie

12 Years Old, Double Wood

ABV: 43%

Age: 12 Years Old

Year Bottled: 1999

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Speyside

Overall
Score

9.0

Tasting Notes

Nose

A close relation to the Founder's Reserve, with extra vanilla and honey plus the subtlest of Oloroso influences. Delicate for its age.

Palate

Sweet and honeyed with intense malt meeting the soft peat and controlled sherry fruitiness.

Finish

Smoky and a little spicy with a bigger vanilla tang.

Comment

A more intense malt than the Founder's Reserve. Despite its finesse, it is just shaded in regard to all-round complexity. Still nothing short of glorious.

Taster Score
9.0

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