Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Stated Age
15 years old
Traditional Oak Cask
Number of bottles
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 mar 2014 8:17 pm by noqster
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. turfsmurf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Notes based on a blind sample. An elegant, light and subtle dram. The quality is there but perhaps it's a bit too subtle for me.
    • Nose
      A very fresh and light nose. Citrussy and lemony. Raspberries. Becomes more floral after a while with a drop of water.
    • Taste
      Nice oily mouthfeel. Sweet and still subtle and flowery. There's a bit of bitterness in the taste.
    • Finish
      Subtle again (notice a trend here?). Lightly spiced, dried powdered ginger. The bitterness remains in the finish, but it's a nice kind of balanced bitterness.

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting BTC 2014 - #3
    • Nose
      citrus, nice bourbon fruits - pear and melon, vanilla, creamy chipolata, fresh green apples - Granny Smith and some fudge
    • Taste
      citrus, mandarins, orange, sparkling green apple, mint and malty
    • Finish
      medium drying, creamy and some pepper,

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Yeah well, this just isn't really good.
    • Nose
      Ripe banana, pear and citrus. Rather strong on the alcohol it seems, but I think that's just appearances in this case. Some malt, grain and cereal as well as a nice dose of vanilla. A bit of cookie dough maybe. And do I detect a light soapiness?
    • Taste
      Creamy with vanilla, melon and green fruits. Very bitter (pink grapefruit) and a bit dirty as well. There is some sharpness. Let's say it has some rough edges.
    • Finish
      Too short to really comment on. I'm not kidding.

  4. yoavg did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    was whisky #3 in the dutch blind tasting competition (BTC2014). And this one doesn't have the familiar Balvenie notes and profile. I guessed it to be a different distillery. Read the full review here: http://whiskygospel.com/2014/12/08/whisky-review-balvenie-single-cask-traditional-oak-cask-15yo-usquebaugh-society-btc-2014-3/

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sample part of the Blind Tasting Competition of the Usquebaugh forum.
    • Nose
      Very sweet. Candy (tumtums), apricot, pear, apple, lime, vanilla, honey. A very active bourbon barrel.
    • Taste
      Orange, peach, strawberry candy, vanilla, oak, honey and caramel.
    • Finish
      Candy, orange, vanilla, caramel and honey.


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