Balvenie 14-year-old Roasted Malt

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
14 years old
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L6Q 6855 0310
Added on
30 May 2007 2:25 pm

Average value

€ 474.66

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114 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old Roasted Malt

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    An easygoing dram with a good nose, but also an unfortunate rhubarb-y, bitter side to the palate that doesn't work for me.
    • Nose
      Meadow flowers, caramel, and diluted honey. Ripe pears, honey melons, and dried malts. Some bourbon cask fruit and melted butter after a while in the glass.
    • Taste
      Simple on the tongue, with lots of bourbon notes. Gooseberries and honey, and this rhubarb thing. It's hard to describe but there is this bitterness here that I don't remember tasting before, which IMO goes against the rest of the palate and makes me drop the score for what would otherwise be an easy 85.
    • Finish
      Honey and that odd bitterness.

  2. pere scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, fruits, flowers, a bit of perfume, fresh, cereal, a hint of smoke, a hint of soap.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sugary, honey, a bit of malt, light spiciness, cinnamon, oak, fruits.
    • Finish
      Spices, sweetness, a bit of oak, fruits, malt.

  3. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Waykid scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Had a bottle of this one a few years ago. Not very balanced, rather bourbony and somewhat tartier than the profile i'm used to in  the B's. So not something I would prefer: if I was looking for something from this era in the more moderate (initial) price-range I would certainly go for the bourbon-wood single barrell 15 yo's.

  6. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Gronqvist did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from Balvenie´s homepage :

    In 2006 we bottled The Balvenie Roasted Malt, the first single malt Scotch whisky to be made using a batch of dark roasted malted barley, more commonly used in the production of stout.
    In the summer of 1992, a batch of barley was germinated over 24 hours (as opposed to the usual five days) before being kiln dried, heated in a roasting drum at a temperature of 200 degrees centigrade and mixed with traditional malted barley before the mashing stage. The barley was completely roasted to between 1600 and 1800 European Brewing Colour (EBC) units. Normal malted barley only reaches around 30 units. Made from a single batch of just 34 casks, this limited edition Balvenie was non chill filtered and was bottled at a strength of 47.1% abv.The aroma of The Balvenie Roasted Malt has all the characteristic fruity, floral and honey notes of  The Balvenie with subtle overtones of toasted oats, vanilla and spicy oakiness. Its taste is wonderfully rich and malty and silkily smooth. Hints of toffee, marmalade, honey and oak tannin are all enveloped with a spicy, vanilla sweetness. The finish is long, rich and satisfying.

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose: sherry, vanilla, honey, caramel, green apple and coffee.

    Taste: sherry, black pepper, nuts -mainly almonds- honey, vanilla and caramel.

    Finish: Medium finish, dry with sweet taste and coffee.

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby
    sample available on www.whiskysample.nl
    • Nose
      oily, fruits, honey, bourbon - corn, plums and nuts
    • Taste
      sweet, malty, chocolate and vanilla
    • Finish
      bitter and vanilla

  10. aby scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    flawless good whisky, but i am not that excited as some scores below  85p.

    sample available on: whiskysample.nl 


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