Balvenie 12 Year Old Signature / Batch 5
Product Description

Balvenie Signature 12yo replaced the fondly-remembered Founders Reserve 10yo as the staple in the distillery's range. This is a marriage of Sherry, Bourbon and Refill casks and, as always with Balvenie, it's a polished, mellow whisky to relax with.

Balvenie 12 Year Old Signature Batch 5

  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 40%

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes from (Gavin D. Smith)

    • Rich and malty on the nose, with characteristically insinuating notes of spice, dried fruits, vanilla and honey. Becoming increasingly floral, with soft toffee and a hint of sweet Sherry as it warms in the glass.

      Full-bodied on the palate, yet with classic Balvenie smoothness and grace. Vanilla, honey, Sherried cinnamon, nutmeg and a whiff of smoke merge beautifully. The finish is long with spicy oak. A great whisky. David Stewart has performed his magic once again!.

  • Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky

    • Not unlike the 10yo Founder's Reserve (discontinued come 2009) in its restrained richness with orange oil, honey, a touch of smoke, and a slight sherry influence of dried fruits.

      Mellow and fruity. Some kind of spiciness, too. Toasty, vanilla-ed and laundry fresh, with a medium short finish of oak and outdoorsy spice.


      Compact and complex, although pinpointing particular flavours is a challenge as they are all bound up in each other. The kind of well-constructed whisky that reveals a new aroma, taste or impression every sip. The 18% sherry casks used in this whisky make their mark, but gently, like the Founder's Reserve. Available in small releases, who knows how each batch will vary?.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Nose

      Rich and complex with honey, citrus fruits and vanilla oak notes.

    • Taste

      Rich and honeyed with a hint of sherry fruitiness. A spiciness of cinnamon and nutmeg and a subtle oakiness develop with time. The finish is warm and lingering.

Customer Reviews

5 (21 Reviews)

  • 5


    Superb in every sense...except possibly the availability!!!

  • AMH, Espoo, Finland,

    Excellent, very close to the Triple Wood Balvenie.

  • Ian Lee,

    The Best Whiskey i have ever drunk ,and i never spend big money over 40 pounds never , but this was the biz for me ,

  • Rick.,

    Very nice.

  • Anonymous,

    I posted recently about Batch 4 released in the US and really liked that bottling. My friends and I finished that one quickly. I returned to my favorite store for more of it and they just got in Batch 5 and all the Batch 4's were gone. I think Batch 5 was actually better than the 4. It wasn't as harsh as the 4 but had a nice spicey kick to it that was great and balanced with a nice sherry influence. Great scotch for the price. My wife 's son just loved it.