Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
17 years old
American Oak and Sherry Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L34X 4488 1904
Added on
05 Dec 2012 12:16 pm

Average value

€ 158.78

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 17-year-old

68 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.10 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A wonderfully harmonious, soft, mild single malt that "actually" should please everyone.
    Not cheap at around € 95, but you get a very pleasant Speysider.
    Unfortunately colored!
    • Nose
      soft, sweet, honey, a lot of vanilla, some citrus / orange, oak;
    • Taste
      mild, pleasant, creamy, vanilla, milk chocolate, toffee, honey, spices, ginger, spicy oak; well balanced;
    • Finish
      medium-long finish, creamy, vanilla-like and sweet, with a spicy European oak aftertaste and lots of milk chocolate;

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very beautiful, it gets watery in the mouth and the wood notes take over too fast, the finish is almost only wood, and much too much of it. Too bad, but with the Doublewood 17 I just do not get warm. There is much better for a cheaper price.
    • Nose
      fragrant-sweet-intense-harmonious, vanilla, honey, a lot of dark chocolate sauce, biscuits, beautiful soft woody notes, light orange + lemon, honeycombs, powdered sugar, warm apple pie, apple juice, ginger, after a while fruity with pineapple and plums, mint
    • Taste
      silky, watery, orange, lemon, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, espresso, getting sharper, vanilla crisps, strong roasted hazelnuts, the bittern notes are getting stronger, black tea
    • Finish
      spicy and burning, espresso, pepper, burnt toast, light mint

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    - super harmonious nose, but a little taste
    disappointing, but still very good (only I would have
    expected a little more)
    - with originally around 100 and currently around 150 € is mine
    Not worth price for the whisky
    • Nose
      Honey, creme brulee, vanilla, soft, sweet, harmonious, very round
    • Taste
      in spite of the very harmonious, round, soft first impression on the nose, but quite a powerful start, quite spicy, toffee, ginger, oak
    • Finish
      medium-long spicy finish;
      medium-long aftertaste

  4. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Teomarg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  7. keizerjos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The scent of apricots and freshly cut wood catches your nose at the first introduction. Banana too, dried tropical fruit. The taste is soft, sweet without being too sweet, with a spicy edge. This one is very tasty. In the aftertaste a pleasant combination of bitter and sour. The finish is long, warm, satisfying, with some faint dark chocolate and sweet tobacco. Topper.

  8. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 01-03-2020
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. IIIZIII scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Typical Balvenie honeyed vanilla. A little aldehyde, apple, pear. Reserved. Sweet honey. Milk chocolate, fudge
    • Taste
      A little sharp, more oaky. The smell does not really translates into the palate for me.
    • Finish
      Much more oaky than on the nose


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