Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating
86.57/100
votes
119
Whiskybase ID
WB17530
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Cask
Bottled
08.2010
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
ex-Bourbon & new American Oak
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L34X41271801 13:35:17
Barcode
5010327524559
Added on
15 aug 2010 7:28 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 343.11

27 × in wishlist

119 × member ratings

324 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balvenie 17-year-old

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.57 points.

  1. mmaclean scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I was at the San Fransisco Whisky Fest and this was there and really enjoyed it. For not being a Islay guy this was good.
    • Nose
      Nice, fresh and hints of the ocean
    • Taste
      Like its part of the islay family.
    • Finish
      a bit of peat, but not overwhelming.

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  3. PRV scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aromatic pear juice, honey, lemonade with mint, a little ginger 22
    Taste moderately sweet, harsh, honey, barrel 21
    Long-lasting aftertaste, oaky, warm 22
    Nice Balvenie, although no peat found 22
    22/21/22/22 - 87

  4. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Light peat, cedarwood, port and raisins.

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  6. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The finish pulled the ball. In general, not bad, but I would not call it peated :)
    • Nose
      In the aroma of last year's apples in an old box ... dried fruits ... raw earth ... and where is the smoke / peat?: (Okay, there are notes of smoke ... very weak)
    • Taste
      Taste .... ssssweet ... slightly sour.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste has hints of smoked meats and old prunes, ash (well, at least something)

  8. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Probably. The most fascinating and surprising Balvenie that I ever had, was only positive to convince, in the finish missing me a tick then any fruit.
    • Nose
      Very exciting the Balvenie notes calculated just with Peat, ergo Nussigkeit, a certain lightness, light vanilla, light citrus notes without too much to go sour, quite aromatic than many other "standard" Balvenie, then comes quite subtle ashes, but only as 2.3 small oak briquettes carbonized and extinguished, almost like incense sticks, forest honey, light apricot far back with kernel
    • Taste
      Hmmm, very nice, the apricot now comes with peach juicy far forward, then wrapped around them but a secret kind of smoke, really fantastic, in addition fall leaves, tobacco box freshly opened, some tangerine, red apple, the light nuttiness is with the dry smoke together, the forest honey, vanilla, some cinnamon and nutmeg
    • Finish
      Red dried apple, the light smoke is here as always with Torfer in the swallowing, some stronger, the peach is still slightly there, but rather in conjunction with vanilla candy, dry-smoky, the drying walnut in the throat hooks

  9. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. fradin11 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Overall a very nice whisky. Balanced peat with Balvenie characteristics. 
    • Nose
      Light, almost imperceptible peat; sugars, a slight nuttiness, mild citrus, and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Smooth, oily arrival; diaphanous pillowy peat riding a soft wave of sugars, followed by oak tannins and spice and then a mild nuttiness and citrus.
    • Finish
      Drying; the vey light peat re-emerges along with some sugars, all of which dissolve into a long, lightly tannic and slightly bitter finish.

  14. Myst111 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant surprise, that peat is in it, but it does not spoil it on spicy and warmth, especially in the smell. I first tasted IX. tasting the Peas Brotherhood, the second time a sample for remembrance.
    I'm not a big fan of this distillery, but I have to admit that this is a very good whisky.
    • Nose
      Hmmm ... that's what Balvenie has done to me, this is a great-looking, honey-like floral, slightly varnished, cinnamon with peat and malt. Sweet aroma, very warm and sharp. I like that. (88 b)
    • Taste
      Honey, malt, pleasant chocolate and wood, in the flavor of cinnamon. (86 b)

  16. Malt Hans scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Spicy and malty aroma, lime, grapefruit juice, orange peel, oak, smoke, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and mango. Vanilla sweet and smoky taste, pepper, mint, ginger, walnuts, malt and strong tea. Medium long, spicy and malty end.

  17. Stazz did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    in wishlist - tasted it during degustation event, fell in love. Really smoooky, PEATED!!!

    cannot catch it in dutyfree

    (russian prices are 3-4 times duty free...) 

  18. SilentStill scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Anyone who, like me, who is not exactly a proven Balvenie connoisseur or lover, will listen to this filling impartially will be pleasantly surprised. This bottling will be similar to the "Islay Cask" bottling probably an exception, but one that you like to like it. I'm not sitting on the sofa cheering, but at least there is a thumb up.
    • Nose
      It seems to be very cautious to approach the new "experiment", again to bring peat into the spout during a filling. Anyway, no peat smoke penetrates penetrating but gently plays around the nasal flukes. Lange does not have to search the nose to gain access to honey notes, and at the same time hears medium accents from the wood. Some vanilla is certainly still there, but after a while a rather mild pepper dominates. Not too praegnante nose but rather smooth.
    • Taste
      In the oral cavity, one can now imagine more than just why the label "Peated Cask" stands. My first impression is chewing tobacco (ok, I've never done it, but that's how I imagine it), significantly more spicy pungent than ever before in the nose. Without the comparison to the 43% variant, I am very happy to have nearly 6% more in the glass. Quite powerful, the alcohol adapts to the flavors. Only now and then can the vanilla get attention, but then stronger than in the nose.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly long and continuously comforting and warming. Womoeglich are just in the finish the 48.7% ggue the 43% gold value.

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