The elegance of a good Speyside scotch is a gift anyone can appreciate
Spicy and sweet and enough wood to keep up with the other flavors. Buy a bottle and see for yourself. This would be great if labeled as a bourbon, and it is very smooth as far as bourbons go. Best bang for my buck, will be buying again. It's not bad, but it's not for everybody.
The Balvenie Scotch Single Malt 17 Year Doublewood
All the Balvenie's are stunning tastes. Love the Balvenie but for about half the price, Monkey Shoulder will work for a everyday dram. Swirling in the mouth this Balvenie is very lean and round at first, with gentle spices and a touch of vanilla.
The nose is complete with a perfect balance of fruit, spices and smoke. Instead I would like to talk about value. Though I've tasted different scotches before, this was my first bottle of scotch that I've bought. This whisky holds to the adage of ice cream coming in different flavors. It is delightful straight, on the rocks, or mixed.
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Not much complexity or character. Another great value from the gents at Balvenie. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent.
Not a single trace of cheaper corn or wheat. For me much better than a Jonny walker and a number of single malts I have on my shelf. Really satisfies, for those who enjoy the intelligent and relaxed sipping of single malt Scotch whisky. Master of Malt, what is a tuxedo? It is my home Scotch of choice.
Finish lasted for a bit, mostly by leaving my palate happy and knowing it had a drink. The palate is dominated by smoke, a suggestion of mint and a gloopy sweetness that gives way to a long syrupy finish. Fairly thick coatline and legs run slowly, indicating high viscosity. While it might not be up to the standard of some of the connoisseurs here, I find it's a cut above Dewar's, Cutty and Red Label in the same price range. If the retailer stocks it, I buy it, if not, ludwigsburg singles party I leave empty handed knowing that I will find it elsewhere.
Easy to drink as a regular dram. Really opens up well on its on or as a cocktail. This single malt is a very easy sipper, and it does go down easy. This has been one of my favorites. This something affordable that can be quaffed quickly, implemented into a cocktail or enjoyed slowly.
Definitely creamy and sweet, if it were not for the bite of the booze I would say this reminded me of a, yes they said it, crema catalana. But to downgrade it because of your own lack of knowledge is just plain funny. Admittedly, I am not a fan of first fill sherry.
My preference is for peaty stuff from the Western Isles! Cheersssssssssss to people. The comfy, well worn leather chair is a given. Add to a Wishlist Wishlist.
You are going to notice a trend with me and scotch. If, however, you're looking for a good medium-priced Scotch, james kerley dating you might find yourself agreeably surprised by this one. It was utterly disappointing.
Not sure I would describe it as pure alcohol taste as some reviewers have, but it doesn't have anything going for it and has a weird aftertaste. It is real warm but smooth. This is a hard bottle to come by, but if you see it, grab it!
- The finish is something like malt, vanilla, and alcohol.
- It's better than some single malts I've tried, and certainly better than many other whiskies in the same price range!
- Newcomer to single malt whisky and this is my favourite so far.
- Great flavor and balance, a must have for my Scotch cabinet.
Not everyone likes Balvenie and Glenfiddich. Quite pleasant I had the chance to try some recently and rather liked it. Other tastes of pepper, orange, some honey, etc. Have to keep the bottles as well as they are beautiful! Very moreish, it would probably be easy to drink the bottle if you got carried away.
Thus, my rating is based on a one-time drink experience. It doesn't linger long, but I found myself comparing the flavor to Highland Park or Macallan, just a bit hotter and not quite as sophisticated. This is not a bad tasting whisky. Bought it because I liked the Cage presentation, but it tasted very ordinary. Then I come here to scroll way down to my last review and I see that I've written it exactly three years ago.
Even your non scotch drinking mom will be begging for another refill! Extremely pleased with this purchase. Also noticed that on the second day of the taste was actually worse. Probably one of the best blends out there in a very accessible price range. The majority of the whiskey distilled at the Glen Moray distillery is used in blended scotch today.
Balvenie Single Malt 12 Year Scotch
An eminently drinkable whisky - on the nose I got, immediately, lemon and green apples. Reminds me of a molded cheese, with a really bad smell. Good in taste and relaxing after drinking. Adding water doesn't help, singletrail plettenberg and neither does trying it a few months after opening.
Whiskey Review The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old
The hops follow through to the palate along with citrus and vanilla notes, with a sweet and hoppy finish. Very nutty in both aroma and flavor. My favourite recent bottle was a Jura Prophesy.
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- There are no subtle flavors as advertised.
- On the otherhand, it didn't stand out either.
- Silky and sweet taste, vanilla and lots of honey.
- Coats the tongue like thick honey and sherry undertone.
- It's a nice everyday whisky for the working man.
- You could get a comparable bourbon for less than a bottle of this and be equally satisfied.
Taste like Balvenie or Glenrothes with some Glenmorangie in there - smooth, sweet and delicious. Really drinkable and I always have a bottle in my cupboard. Somewhat initial bitter taste with an aftertaste. Among the top brands, you'll find familiar names and each offers a vast range, so there is something for every occasion and every level of whiskey enthusiast.
Personally, I find Monkey Shoulder to be a liquid substitute for a sweet dessert, and a very satisfying substitute indeed. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Minds section, under my profile. Another great surprise is the buying price. Not complex, singles in ingolstadt und but nothing about it is bad. Monkey Shoulder just became my number one poison.