Balvenie 50-year-old

Overall rating
92.00/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB115757
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fifty
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
50 years old
Casktype
four American oak casks
Number of bottles
110
Strength
42.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Mariage 0962
Added on
05 aug 2018 11:58 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 35551.76

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Whisky reviews for Balvenie 50-year-old

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 92.00 points.

  1. AgentMunky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is quintessential Balvenie, but it's unclear if its marginal improvements can justify the prodigious pricetag
    • Nose
      85 85
      8.5/8.5N: Fruity honey. Vanilla custard, sweet lemon. Light and airy and delightful.
    • Taste
      85 85
      8/8.5T: A few things. Sweetness, strange sweetness -- not quite bright fruit, not sherry, could it be caramel? Then there is the influence of the wood. Frankly, it comes through a little acerbic. It's stern & clearly the backbone of the blend, but at the same time not entirely pleasant. Really vibrant, clean Balvenie. This may be a paragon, but it's the slimmest of marginal improvements.
    • Finish
      100 100
      9.5/10F: It just goes forever, and is the perfect amount of weightiness, spice, and distant ethereal pleasures.

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