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Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB68387
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - Sherry Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
17912
Number of bottles
650
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327524580
Added on
23 May 2015 2:22 pm by Maarten
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107.99

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. p4blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Correct and drinkable, but totally unsurprising. I expected much more from Balvenie here.
    • Nose
      Starts off with vanilla, sugar, butter, wax. After a while, a rather mild sherry cask influence starts taking over - oranges, apricots, peaches. Slightly spirity despite the low strength.
    • Taste
      Feels a bit thin. Biscuits, candy floss, vanilla, honey, a bit of light fruit notes with apricots and oranges again.
    • Finish
      Quite long, on orange zest, white sugar and a pinch of pepper.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    There's a lot to like here. The palate might be a bit sharp at times, but nothing too worry about too much. A proper sherried Speysider.
    • Nose
      Subtle and non-intrusive. Earthy with tobacco notes and dried leaves. Sand cookies also. Behind all that is a sweetness. Cherry lemonade, honey and golden syrup. The balance is very good.
    • Taste
      The palate has a dry and spicy touch with cloves and cinnamon. But raisins, milk chocolate and dark brown sugar make for a sweeter aspect, as do hints of honey.
    • Finish
      Raisins and sugar, with a slight dryness. Medium in length.

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