Balvenie 14-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Handfilled - Distillery only
Stated Age
14 years old
First Fill Bourbon Barrel
59.8 % Vol.
200 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2015 8:01 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 34.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.11 points

  1. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. ApricotOne scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An intense whisky with lots of influence from the bourbon cask. Tons of
    tropical fruits and vanilla smoothness with a glorious taste sensation
    and a very satisfying finish. A sweet and well balanced whisky that I
    enjoyed very much. Eminently potable with a dash of water that helps to
    tame the incredible warmth of this malt and to underline the fruity,
    sweet and tender spicy flavours. A well crafted dram.

    • Nose
      A heavy bourbon nose! Fresh and clean with lots of lingering vanilla
      flavours and delicate toffee. Very fruity with orchard fruits,
      pineapple, gentle coconut and a fresh whiff of citrus. This is quite
      floral as well with subtle pollen and nectar, a little hay and hints of
      aniseed and ginger. A gorgeous nose!
    • Taste
      Oh yes - this is Balvenie! Lots of delicate ripe fruits - mirabelles,
      apricots, oranges and banana, complemented by a massive wave of warmth
      with gentle ginger, aniseed and white pepper. It’s rather difficult to
      continue breathing. The warmth, however, quickly fades leaving creamy
      and sweet honeyed notes behind, accompanied by sticky orchard fruits on
      the tongue. Amazingly delicate!
    • Finish
      A long and quite warm finish with some custard, hints of pineapples and
      apricots and some woody notes on the tongue. Extremely mouthfilling with
      a slightly bitter aftertaste of orange peel and pink grapefruit. Really
      a satisfying finish!

      WITH WATER: A dash of water increases the
      fruitiness of this beauty. There’s more apricots, mango and orchard
      fruits, with significantly less vanilla and caramel notes. Creamy, even
      silky on the palate with lots of delicate ripe fruit and a significantly
      tamed warmth. Lingering toffee and vanilla notes mingle with tender
      spice towards the creamy and sweet finish. The finish is medium long,
      sweet, fruity and velvety with sticky apricot jam and acacia honey in
      the aftertaste. A superb mouthfeel.


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