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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Balvenie DoubleWood 12: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year single malt Scotch seemed promising but ultimately left our Raise a Glass group a little disappointed.  While it still scored a somewhat drinkable 62.5, there were clearly some holes in its game.  According to Jeremy, the scotch smelled of "fairy farts."  Rather sweet on the nose, it carried some floral tones with hints of mead.  The taste presented a fist fight of flavors.  The palate emerged conflicted and undefined leading Eric to state that it was disappointing and overrated.  The finish spiked on the back of my tongue and while it had a mild burn, it certainly wasn't offensive.  James concluded that the Balvenie DoubleWood 12 had a promising nose and finish sandwiching sadness.

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year
62.5
Average Score


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove.  Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys.  Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass.  Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system.  Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale.  Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing.  A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.