Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Balvenie
Style Single Malt Whisky

Balvenie Signature 12yo 1

This 12 year old Balvenie was released in 2008 and was launched to replace the 10 year old Founders Reserve. This bottling was aged in first fill bourbon barrels and refill casks and sherry butts. This is from the first batch released!

This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

A little spiced rum opens up the nose with gorgeous hints of date and walnut cake, a little honeyed oiliness, a dusting of cocoa and lush crystallized ginger. The mouth feel is delicately vinous, in true Balvenie style, the palate holds winter spice and salty butter pastry with a sweet vanilla and melted cookie dough ice-cream. The finish is tight and swift, the bourbon oak notes fading out with added toasty vanilla.

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Balvenie Signature 12yo 1
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Allergy information

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Reviews for Balvenie Signature 12 Year Old Batch 001
Second best
It was a sad day when Founders Reserve was replaced with the Signature, there was no surprise when production ceased !
Tom P , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Superior,superb, satisfaction.
Bought as present by my daughter. It was the nicest scotch I had tasted in years.
Robert H , United Kingdom
4 years ago
Don't miss out try it while you can
Loved batch 001 very smooth, very moreish and my 2nd favorite after Rum wood, but I did keep 1 bottle of batch 1 , 2 and 3
Damian L , United Kingdom
6 years ago
Balvenie Singleton
Been drinking since given as a 60th Birthday Present 6 years ago, now exhausted my stock and its been a difficult time trying to find a replacement
Chris P , United Kingdom
7 years ago
Balvenie signature 12 year old
The best I have ever tasted
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
The poor relation
Not a lot to be said for this balvennie sweet harsh edge veryshort finish just a very average malt where they getting rid of lower grade casks.Not worthy of the name Balvennie
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago
my first Balvenie
I like the saltiness. The honey and vanilla notes. The design of this bottle, cork and label appeals to me as well. Makes me want to taste some more from this distillery. The bottom of the bottle is nearly reached. It was good. Time for the single barrels.
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago
Not a bad whisky but not one I will be buying for myself again as for the money (even though bought on special offer at Sainsburys) I have found plenty other whiskys I prefer...This is a whisky I would readily offer visiting friends alongside my Glenmorangie and Aberlour without feeling stingy, while saving my Fettercairn Fior & Dalmore for myself and special occasions!
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago
Good...... but not as good as....
the Doublewood....
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
Balvenie. How about?..
...listening to the consumer and doing away with chill-filtration, brown dye and bottling at a higher strength? Imagine. x
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago