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Balvenie 16-year-old

Overall rating
83.42/100
votes
427
Whiskybase ID
41838
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Cask
Bottled
15.03.2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Oloroso + 1st fill Bourbon + Traditional
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L34X 4371 1503 L34X51982011
Barcode
5010327545073
Added on
09 May 2013 10:52 am
Colored

Average value

€ 113.96

38 × in wishlist

427 × member ratings

1497 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 16-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.42 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fair enough; this one is quite rich and powerful for just 40% ABV
    • Nose
      Lime, tangerines, raspberry sawdust, coconut and fresh green herbs like basil. It’s nose is pleasant. Perfect to start a night of whisky with.
    • Taste
      Quite some oak influence. Nutmeg, sawdust, vanilla, dry oak. It’s fair to say this is wood driven. Some orange peel and marzipan.
    • Finish
      Rather short with mainly honey and vanilla. Some toasted oak with dry spices at the end.

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a solid easy-drinking dram
    with too bitter
    • Nose
      Vanilla, pepper, a little lemon, later bananas and red fruits, raspberries become more, perfume (first lightly then a heavy one), sherry, light raisins, light oak, sweetness, light malt, lightly dark caramel
      minimal smoke
    • Taste
      oily and soft on the palate
      Grain, plums (puree), tart becomes more, Beeenmix (black and raspberry), slightly chemical note (so plastic), oak, raisins, sherry, spicy, becomes bitter
    • Finish
      medium long
      simple, light oak increases, sherry, tart, milk chocolate is coming, light coffee, very late it becomes bitter

  3. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 12-01-2018
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. P.K.S scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Disepointing compare to the price, å lot of toffe, sweet, spisey flaver, way to ligth, short finnish. IMHO

  5. Maltlife scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. liquid_spirit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    measured by the price a disappointment. The 83P, which he enters here, are in my opinion completely justified. I prefer the 12y DW.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. face scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet; Sherry; Fruit; Malt; Vanilla; Honey; spices; Herbs; now also caramel
    • Taste
      Sweet; Vanilla, sherry; spices; Nut; Oak; Fruit; sometimes more fruit, sometimes less; caramel
    • Finish
      spices; Nut; Herbs; short oak; slightly dry, then oak again

  9. Kaysersdråber scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. namnug did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    No written during dram
    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, oak
    • Taste
      vanilla sweet. With a hint of honey and spice
    • Finish
      short lasting vanilla and honey

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