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Balvenie 14-year-old

Overall rating
82.00/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Week of Peat
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
48.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
The Balvenie Stories
Bottle code
L6D 6421 0703
Barcode
5010327525198
Added on
23 Apr 2019 2:33 pm by Schmausel
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72,66

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42 × member ratings

191 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points

  1. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Really very complex and slightly peaty. In addition, oak, forest honey, slightly floral accents, needle litter, grilled pears, dark caramelized apples, cinnamon and Black Forest cake.
      With water: nutty dried fruit, soft smoke, chocolate, fir honey, redcurrants and wet stones.
    • Taste
      Aromatic after tender peat smoke, burnt leaves, oak, flowery hay, caramelized apples and warm earth.
      With water: very balanced. Peat, malt, fir honey, burned nuts, oak and sackcloth.
    • Finish
      Long, aromatic, tender smoldering peat smoke and Big Red chewing gum.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Recently introduced. It's a quality dram, but I'd rather have the Sweet Toast 12 year instead, which is also being rolled out as we speak. I usually associate Balvenie with their softer, fruity style of whisky, and I am glad to have tasted this peated version, but if I am looking for a decently priced peated whisky, I'd rather drink the standard Lagavulin 16, which seemed a bit more cohesive for me.

  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Peat macerated, vegetal and wet, acid limit. A little sherry. In the mouth, peat is lighter, pear and white fruits. Big return of smoked peat in the final, with grilled and charcoal, it feels like a barbecue.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. MVDW scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Tasted it yesterday with some friends. Not my style Balvenie, I'm glad i've tasted it so I don't have to buy a bottle anymore.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. face scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      78 78

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