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Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.67/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Vintage
17.08.1998
Bottled
10.12.2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oak
Casknumber
10916
Number of bottles
350
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L34X52751012
Added on
01 Jun 2014 8:04 am by rayalfa75
ColoredChillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,00

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2018]  The 15-years old Balvenie single barrel usually is the best deal one can buy from this lovely distillery.  So I check if this general rule applies to this release, too.

    Yes, it does.  This is the typical (and adorable) Balvenie profile with lots of fruits, vanilla and honeys in an appropriate wooden structure.  A creamy mouthfeel and long finish complement this delicate nose and delicious taste.  Another great release from Balvenie, well done!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Light, fresh Balvenie. Recommended!
    • Nose
      A lot of fruits. Especially pear, peach and pineapple. Along with tutti frutti, coconut, vanilla and honey.
    • Taste
      Light, creamy, fruity. Peach and banana, toffee and honey, mint and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, fruity

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Well-made whisky, for sure. A typical summer dram, and quite quaffable.
    • Nose
      A typical bourbon barrel influenced fruit basket: pear (although this could/should be from the spirit), melon, pineapple, even strawberry (hubba bubba). Then, coconut shavings, vanilla, honey drizzled cake, and a lot of grass. 
    • Taste
      Light and pleasant. Still fruity, yet a bit different. Peach, apricot and pineapple. A tingle of pepper, then herbal, with grass and mint.
    • Finish
      Long, and relatively light. Still, there is a tingle on the tongue, which resembles a bit of bitterness (pepper). What lingers is a nice fruity and creamy taste, like a tropical fruit milkshake. 

  4. BXpress scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A summer Whisky indeed. Does the job perfectly well. If the taste was a little more complex it would been a 90.
    • Nose
      Lots of fruit here. Peaches, Pears most of all and honeydew. Apples for sure. Then some honey and a certain freshness like spearmint bubblegum. The nose is very expressive and harmonic. You don't need to work this one. Slightly buttery after some time.
    • Taste
      Honey and caramel at first. It gets spirity after that on peach Eau de Vie. Some liquorice. Not as Cask heavy as you would expect, the taste differs greatly from the nose imo. It's a little bit simpler but incredibly fresh and light. Slightly flowery. Some Banana maybe.
    • Finish
      Long enough. Minty, sugary with a nice honeyed aftertaste.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a summer whisky, light and refreshing and not as heavy as many 15 year single Barrel.

    A good one.
    • Nose
      Honey, caramel and melon with a little pear.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy, on light treacle tart, whipped cream and highland toffee
    • Finish
      Good medium length with a creamy finish

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