Balvenie 12 First Fill Review

This is a 12 year old Balvenie expression aged in a first-fill bourbon cask and bottled at 47.8% ABV.

Nose: Fruity with raisins and honey, honey dew melon and vanilla.

Palate: Honeyed malt with biscuits, young oak, black pepper, and beef jerky.

Finish: Raisins and peppery malt with young oak.

Rating: 82/100 – Light nose and somewhat interesting palate – becomes more uninteresting the longer you drink it.

Value for the money: This retails around $70, but I think $45 is more appropriate for what it offers.

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