Balvenie 1962

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
50 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
44.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 sep 2012 9:08 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
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Average value

€ 52546.53

Whisky reviews for Balvenie 1962

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.61 points.

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  1. ScottFrench scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    We could compare this whisky to an old wise, discreet and erudite who likes to talk a lot when asked a question. This dram full of history can not leave indifferent. Time has made a real goldsmith work on this Balvenie: 50 years of aging and still a lot of character, complexity and power. A great whisky, atypical, not easy to identify, but with nice surprises.
    • Nose
      the first impression is that of a block of aromas indissociable from each other, given the perfect homogeneity of this whisky. There is no doubt, the weather has done its job. Nothing exceeds, everything is melted. It will not be easy to unravel all that. In general, the whole is soft and silky, delicate. The first aromas that stand out are fruity, rather exotic: mango, pineapple, papaya, banana. Vanilla and honey let us think that this whisky has aged in bourbon casks. Well, we are completely wrong! It is a barrel of sherry that served to the aging of this malt. The nose is of rare wealth. All the aroma families pass through it. Underlying floral notes are very pleasant: jasmine, rose, violet, hibiscus. Chocolate, raisins and frangipane remind us of the sherry cask, while at the same time, mint, raspberry, blackcurrant, sandalwood, cinnamon and pistachio make us travel to another world. It's completely bluffing. A multitude of aromas in this tiny centilitre of whisky is almost magical.
    • Taste
      just like the first impression on the nose, the texture is very soft and silky, almost creamy. It's warm and comforting. We want to drink this dram by the fire. Despite the age and low alcohol level, this 50-year-old Balvenie has kept a good dose of vigor, even if it's not a powerhouse. He has body, but everything is in delicacy. Exotic fruits are always present, as are red fruits, with notes of raspberry jam with mint. Vanilla and honey go well with chocolate, cinnamon and exotic fruits. The floral side is also very present, especially with jasmine and hibiscus. The whole is very greedy. Once again, the nature of the cask becomes anecdotal, as the aromatic palette is extended.
    • Finish
      Strong enough, on jasmine, hibiscus, cinnamon and exotic fruits, but unfortunately, the whole does not stay very long in the mouth.

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