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Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating
86.57/100
votes
118
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

€ 406.66

24 × in wishlist

118 × member ratings

322 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 17-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points

  1. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Light peat, cedarwood, port and raisins.

  2. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  3. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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)

  5. ColdAesthetics 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

  6. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. fradin11 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.

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