- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Peated Cask
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- ex-Bourbon & new American Oak
- Number of bottles
- 48.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L34X41271801 13:35:17
- Added on
- 15 Aug 2010 7:28 pm
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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
- Light peat, cedarwood, port and raisins.
- The finish pulled the ball. In general, not bad, but I would not call it peated :)
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 .... ssssweet ... slightly sour.
The aftertaste has hints of smoked meats and old prunes, ash (well, at least something)
- 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.
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
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
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
- Overall a very nice whisky. Balanced peat with Balvenie characteristics.
Light, almost imperceptible peat; sugars, a slight nuttiness, mild citrus, and vanilla.
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.
Drying; the vey light peat re-emerges along with some sugars, all of which dissolve into a long, lightly tannic and slightly bitter finish.