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Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Wood - Limited Release
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Quercus Alba Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327525051
Added on
30 May 2007 2:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 291,32

23 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

229 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 17-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Comments and Tasting Notes by Balvenie;

    New Wood

    AGED 17 YEARSIn 2005 The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, crafted a new expression, The Balvenie NewWood Single Malt Scotch Whisky, by using casks coopered from American white oak which were toasted then charred and unusually, had never previously held any liquid. David selected and married 79 traditional whisky oak casks of at least 17 years of age and transferred this to the new oak casks for four months.TASTING NOTESNOSEGentle oakiness with a hint of spice and restrained honey notes.TASTERichly layered with soft oaky vanilla tones, backed by distant spiciness and characteristic Balvenie honey sweetness.FINISHSoft, warm and lingering.

  3. Malt Hans scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

     Fruity and spicy aroma, orange, vanilla, floral honey, mint, cloves, pepper and nail polish. Vanilla sweet taste, mint, white pepper, grapefruit marmalade, burnt oak and malt. Medium long, spicy and malty end.

  4. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Beautiful copper golden color and

    rich notes of vanilla and hints of wood make clear, soft and nice long finish.

  5. mmaclean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Love this Limited edition. Try to find more its worth it!
    • Nose
      fresh, clean, honey, vanilla, delicate
    • Taste
      smooth, silky, well balanced, fruits, honey, vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      stimulating, long aftertaste, full bodied

  6. mmaclean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is a very honey/ vanilla based scotch. It reminds me of the Alba Reserve Glenrothes. If you like your scotch to be on the sweeter side than you will love this version.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. mmaclean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is a limited release and most of there 17 yr old are great. I look forward to opening this after I get another bottle while they are still in stock to try and share with friends.

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