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Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating 323 votes 84.87

Tastingtags

48 Notes

EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
29 Aug 2017 11:00 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

duftend-süß-intensiv-harmonisch, Vanille, Honig, viel dunkle Schokoladensoße, Kekse, schöne weiche Holznoten, leicht Orange + Zitrone, Bienenwaben, Puderzucker, warmer Apfelkuchen, Apfelsaft, Ingwer, nach einer Weile fruchtiger mit Ananas und Pflaumen, Minze

Taste

seidig, wässrig, Orange, Zitrone, Ingwer, Pfeffer, Muskat, Zimt, Espresso, schärfer werdend, Vanillekipferl, stark geröstete Haselnüsse, die Bitternoten werden immer stärker, schwarzer Tee

Finish

scharf und brennend, Espresso, Pfeffer, verbrannter Toast, leichte Minze

Comments

Die Nase ist sehr schön, im Mund wird es wässrig und die Holznoten nehmen viel zu schnell überhand, der Abgang ist auch fast nur noch Holz, und davon viel zuviel. Schade, aber mit dem Doublewood 17 werde ich einfach nicht warm. Da gibt es sehr viel Besseres zu günstigerem Preis.

Lorion
Expert Senior Lorion Tasting note
17 Oct 2017 3:08 pm
Lorion gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Vanille, Sherry, Würze, Honig, Kräuter, Eiche. Durchaus eine leckere Nase.

Taste

Wie die Nase kommt hier einiges zusammen, leider nicht sehr intensiv, sondern fast schon dünn. Sehr angenehm süß und fruchtig mit würziger Eiche im Nachschmecken.

Finish

Mittellang.

Comments

Logische Steigerung des 12er, allerdings zu teuer. 81.

Whiskydufftown
Member Senior Whiskydufftown Review note
05 Sep 2017 8:32 pm
Whiskydufftown gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
82
Price
84
Presentation
86
My Collection
EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Review note
12 Aug 2017 12:49 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
81
Price
83
Presentation
86
WhiteEagle
Member Senior WhiteEagle Review note
29 May 2017 8:49 pm
WhiteEagle gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
80.8
Nose
82
Initial taste
82
Body
74
Finish
82
Price
82
Presentation
86
'Always carry a flagon of Whisky in case of a snakebite, and, furthermore, always carry a small snake.'
fileosoph
Expert Senior fileosoph Review note
03 May 2017 12:27 pm
fileosoph gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
89
Initial taste
87
Body
84
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
90
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
20 Apr 2017 8:39 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
88
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
My Collection
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
20 Apr 2017 8:50 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
87
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Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
16 Apr 2017 6:18 pm
Rom gave this whisky 81 points

Nez fruité, pomme, amande, caramel. On retrouve l’amande en bouche, la texture est aqueuse et le milieu un peu picotant. Longue finale sur les fruits à coque et le praliné. Rien d’exceptionnel même si ce whisky est bien fait. On sent bien l’influence du Sherry avec la dominance des fruits secs.

AdelphosHume
Expert Junior AdelphosHume Tasting note
01 Apr 2017 7:13 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Citrus and malt, lemon meringue and dried figs, baked apples, vanilla and toffee, soft spices (cinnamon and coriander) 

Taste

Soft sherry and oak tannins, brown sugar and dry fruits (cherries, raisins, figs, papaya), touch of malt, vanilla and cinnamon

Finish

Light butterscotch, hint of floral honey and anise seed fading to faint rice pudding

Comments

Not a bad whisky on it's own. Some good sherry influence and a solid malt core. The 43% gives it a noticeable boost without any added burn. The age keeps the sherry influence in the whisky, too. So, it's an improvement on the 12 y.o. The price is a bit steep, for me, as there are plenty of other sherry cask matured whiskies that give the same experience at a lower price. I recommend Glenfarclas 15 or 18.

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