- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Islay Cask
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Oak Casks + Islay Casks Finish
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm
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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
Behavior - clearly after apple juice with tang and salt notes.
Salt, leather & forest honey. Later peat with an accompanying rather than dominant smokiness.
Lively, accented aftertaste, aromatic, slightly smoky. Orange peel is now becoming clear.
Very tasty whisky with a slight but noticeable peat influence.
light smoke, sherry, oak, currants, quite light, but still spicy, a bit of campfire is also there.
mild, gentle, the peat is there, not overwhelming, a bit burned, grassy, oak and tart sherry flavors.
Tart, slightly bitter, slightly sourish fruitiness, dense smoke, slightly musty finish, but not unpleasant.
- 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
Smoke, fruits (apples and some yellow fruits), hints of oranges, honey, vanilla.
Smoke, caramel, fruits, hints of oranges, honey, vanilla.
Medium to long. Oak, smoke, salt, fruits, some salt.
Smoky and sweet, honey. spicy, cinnamon. vanilla. orange, hint of anise
Full, creamy, peppery, salmiak / lakrisal. Also sweet, honey, caramel. Orange.
Medium, salmiak, light peppermint, honey.
- it would have been much more interesting at 46% I think.
Enthusiasm 3/5 (on two sips during a tasting evening) Whisky n ° 1305
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.
- Body: a touch of syrupiness in the middle.
Restrained, but distinct, seaweed and salt.
Honeyed,then some peaty smokiness. The smokiness is enwrapping, rather than attacking , as it might be in an Islay malt.
Fragrantly smoky. Orangey flavours emerge. Lively,emphatic finish.