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Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating
84.74/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
DoubleWood
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
American Oak and Sherry Oak
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
083664873005
Added on
18 Sep 2012 5:18 pm

Average value

€ 110,00

10 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 17-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.74 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. whiskybro scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. kimka did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Inventory: 3 pcs. Bought in August 2013 at the whisky exchange for 650,87 kr. PCS.

  4. Alex scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite fruity, honeyed and complex but too wood-driven. Expected more

  5. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Overall: There's only one big
    disappointment about this whisky. And that's that when David Stewart finally
    decides hang up his blending coat, one wonders just where the distillery will be
    without his undisputed talents to make whiskies as great this - will this be
    the last one from the Stewart stable?
    We hope not. Based on the qualities of this
    release, William Grant & Sons should think about investing in a way to
    cryogenically freeze him. Balvenie DoubleWood 30, 40 and 50 year olds anyone??

    from http://caskstrength.blogspot.it/
    • Nose
      A wonderful note of syrup-covered
      soft fruit hits first - think strawberries, blueberries and gooseberry, mixed
      with golden syrup, rich honey and brown sugar - with aromas like this, it could
      rot your teeth from 20 yards away! Given time, the vanilla notes emerge with
      fresh cherries, some kirsch notes and a hint of woody spice. Superbly balanced
      and unquestionably a Balvenie.
    • Taste
      Spices galore (clove, cinnamon and
      a touch of chilli) mix with fresh apple juice, brown sugar, fat juicy raisins
      and sweet malt. Absolutely wonderful stuff - as drinkable as the 12 year old,
      but with more refinement, complexity and wisdom.
    • Finish
      Some citrus notes develop late on
      the palate, with a darker malt note, (extract) rich bittersweet cocoa and
      freshly roasted coffee beans.

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