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Balvenie 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.31/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Cask
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L34C 4223 2302
Barcode
5010327545073
Added on
05 Nov 2018 11:34 am by Bluesman
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 109,16

4 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 16-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 points

  1. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A 16 year old Balvenie from Oloroso Sherry Butts, First Fill Bourbon Barrels and Refill Barrels. The key data gives hope for a nice whisky. The color is polished or browned.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose has vanilla and a pleasant honey sweetness. Malt and a light floral note are also true. Straw and jasmine are integrated with white currants. A light lemon note is also found.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, soft, oily with a nice hint of vanilla. The fruit notes are restrained, more yellow banana, ripe mirabelle. Some toffee and honey on the tongue.
      A very balanced and soft whisky, which unfortunately lacks a bit of the variety of aromas.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short to medium finish. It remains a light sweetness and a little mint on the palate. A light tingling gives the whisky a fresh touch.

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I would really have tasted this at cask strength.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, straw, vanilla and sucrose are in the first things showing up. Little citrus notes like rubbing over an lemon skin. Little herby.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Again sweet and a little sour. Classic Balvenie, but a little mild.
      And there are some tangerine notes. In the end this is quite a standard Speyside botteling.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short-Medium length. Herbal notes, a tad bitter and dusty. Again not really special, but rather drinkable.

  3. ArthurHaver scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Delicious complex whisky. Lots of scents to be found in. Red dried fruits, vanilla. The 40% alcohol in this whisky is just right, it needs nothing more. Top
    • Nose
      Vanilla. Red ripe fruit. Herbal tannins
    • Taste
      Deliciously Sweet. A little spicy here and there. Ripe fruits. Vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long. Lightly dry with a little bitterness.

  4. Bluesman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A standard Speyside single malt, nothing fancy but good to drink in all its simplicity. However, the price is too high for this whisky. There are nicer alternatives at a lower price

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