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Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating
85.59/100
votes
114
Whiskybase ID
WB693
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Cask
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks + Islay Casks Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327624204
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 566.08

34 × in wishlist

114 × member ratings

350 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 17-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.59 points

  1. Kaysersdråber scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Behavior - clearly after apple juice with tang and salt notes.
    • Taste
      Salt, leather & forest honey. Later peat with an accompanying rather than dominant smokiness.
    • Finish
      Lively, accented aftertaste, aromatic, slightly smoky. Orange peel is now becoming clear.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    #Blindtasting
    Very tasty whisky with a slight but noticeable peat influence.
    • Nose
      light smoke, sherry, oak, currants, quite light, but still spicy, a bit of campfire is also there.
    • Taste
      mild, gentle, the peat is there, not overwhelming, a bit burned, grassy, oak and tart sherry flavors.
    • Finish
      Tart, slightly bitter, slightly sourish fruitiness, dense smoke, slightly musty finish, but not unpleasant.

  4. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice Balenie finished in some Islay casks. Balvenie and smoke aren't as unharmonic as it may sound (just my opinion).Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, fruits (apples and some yellow fruits), hints of oranges, honey, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Smoke, caramel, fruits, hints of oranges, honey, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Oak, smoke, salt, fruits, some salt.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky and sweet, honey. spicy, cinnamon. vanilla. orange, hint of anise
    • Taste
      Full, creamy, peppery, salmiak / lakrisal. Also sweet, honey, caramel. Orange.
    • Finish
      Medium, salmiak, light peppermint, honey.

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    it would have been much more interesting at 46% I think.
    Enthusiasm 3/5 (on two sips during a tasting evening) Whisky n ° 1305
    • Nose
      it starts a little "soft knee", and then it settles in the delicate and fluffy style of Balvenie. I hardly feel the peat ... A little hazelnut.
    • Taste
      Creamy, nice
    • Finish
      Lightweight.

  8. AAA scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Body: a touch of syrupiness in the middle.
    • Nose
      Restrained, but distinct, seaweed and salt.
    • Taste
      Honeyed,then some peaty smokiness. The smokiness is enwrapping, rather than attacking , as it might be in an Islay malt.
    • Finish
      Fragrantly smoky. Orangey flavours emerge. Lively,emphatic finish.

  10. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

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