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Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.53/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - Sherry Cask
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
16293
Number of bottles
650
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327524580
Added on
06 Jun 2014 8:55 am by MacIslay
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 152.00

5 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.53 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  2. Spits scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. mikespike scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Compared my sample directly with cask 2805 - that may be detrimental for the scoring of this one. Much weaker sherry influence, and much less to my liking that the recent casks 2805, 2806 and 2807, which seem to be outstanding in terms of quality of this series of 15YO Balvenies.

  4. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Balvenie 15 yo 'Single Barrel' (47.8%, OB, sherry, cask #16293, +/-2015)  It’s always a bit weird to have a cask # without having the vintage, but after tall, here is an age statement (which is normal, this no young immature sweet-oak-doped juice). Colour: amber. Nose: a tad weird indeed, because there’s a sweet raisiny sherry indeed, but also whiffs of fresh oak (newly sawn plank) that do hint at a finishing in new or rejuvenated oak. But of course, I could be wrong – I’m probably wrong. What is sure is that we’re totally in the style of the 12 Triple Cask. Perhaps a little more tobacco? And a little more mushrooms/humus? Mouth: very much so indeed. It does feel a bit ‘designed’, with these pencil shavings and other woody flavours, but on the other hand, I cannot find any flaws to this smart beverage. Chocolate, praline, figs, butterscotch, gingerbread… Finish: long, oaky, with raisins and a sharp tobacco-like feeling. Snuff? Some chocolate and ginger in the aftertaste. Comments: very likeable (how minimal, S., how is this some comments?) SGP:451 - 84 points.

  5. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A bit drier and spicier than I had expected. 
    • Nose
      Red fruit, mint, wood spice, and polish. 
    • Taste
      Dry spicy and fruity arrival. Red fruit, mild honey, oak, and lots of spice. 
    • Finish
      Red fruit and a drying, long, and tannic finish with some honey sneaking through. 

  6. angelus scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. nhuber scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not Bad but not worth almost 100€, prefer their bourbon casks. Would always prefer their 12yr bourbon single cask over this one, especially as this one is available for around 40€.

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