Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.09/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB56239
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - Sherry Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
609
Number of bottles
650
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 jul 2014 5:45 pm by Apansbo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 111.30

4 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.09 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Another flawless 15yo sherry cask, dark fruits, juicy plums, tobacco, sweet spices, chocolate, really good

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Definitely one of the better sherried casks of a Balvenie 15yo - probably not as mature and flawless as my reference #2806 but not really far away - Very drinkable and enjoyable!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dried fruits, prune, plum, dates, figs, little raisins, brown sugar, little molasses, hints of rum soaked cherries, chocolate, toffee, spices, cinnamon, little nutmeg, sherry wood, little earthy hints - pretty good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy, little sirupy, little liquorice, good sweetness, plenty of dried fruits, toffee, chocolate, sweet sherry, brown sugar, molasses, xmas cake, little spices, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins - very good!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, sweet, toffee, sherry wood, spices, hints of leathery

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: We are in prune juice syrup heaven here if thats your thing. Theres not a huge complexity - it mainly comprises of dried ginger, bananas, sweet malt and honeyed kelp with wet flint and orange & pomegranate juice - and boy is it delicious.

    T: Sweet and rich sherried banana spirit with the dark oak presence showing through firmly on the development. Acute salt and burned bitter orange develops with a thick, bitter/sweet mouthful.

    F: Prune syrup returns with aniseed and a soft fresh spirit=oak concluding. Feel free to add water as it doesn’t seem to affect the profile or journey,

    C: Certainly a good example of a well executed aged sherry cask whisky for everyday drinking. Theres that familiar Balvenie signature ‘nice and easy’ presentation written all over this cask - a whisky for beginners and a sweet tooth maybe, but theres definitely more to this single cask than that.

    Scores a B-

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