Balvenie 14-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
14 years old
Caribbean Rum Casks Finish
47.5 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
L6T 6517 2805
Added on
16 Apr 2009 7:51 pm

Average value

€ 243,30

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.97 points

  1. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. Landryn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice balance and good depth
    • Nose
      Slightly sweet (honey) and fruity. The rumethers come through softly and that gives the fruity one boost but also lets floral notes come through.
    • Taste
      He has a slightly greasy mouthfeel (best comparable to syrup) and in sweet and slightly spicy (aniseed? Licorice?) After some extra air, the floral notes also come through well.
    • Finish
      He has a medium dry, warm and woody aftertaste.

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

    A well balanced dram with depth and texture. The rum cask intensifies
    the typical Balvenie notes of sweet fruit and lingering honey and
    introduces rich and intense spices and gentle chocolate notes. A
    beautiful composition of delicious flavours give this one a perfect
    dessert whisky. Warming, exotic and very enjoyable.

    I thank Joe Seidel from Joe's Malt Shop for the sample!

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with delicate vanilla and orange blossom honey,
      complemented by pleasant rum notes. Fruity aromas arrive with orange,
      gooseberry and grape scents. Hints of cinnamon and a whiff of spicy oak
      in the back. Very accessible.
    • Taste
      Very sweet start on the palate with custard, orange blossom honey and
      gentle apricot jam. This is complemented by spicy oak, white pepper and
      lingering cinnamon. Very warm and complex. Slices of baked apples arrive
      with subtle raisins and a whiff of sweet rum towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish shows good length with a delicate creamy sweetness of yellow
      fruits and honey. Warm and slightly dry with pleasant and prickling oak
      on the tail. Very satisfying.

      WITH WATER: On the nose, water brings
      even more creamy vanilla and apples to the fore with a delicate citrus
      note and lots of orange blossom honey. A dash of water reduces the
      sweetness slightly, reveals an attractive spiciness in the mouth and
      introduces a subtle chocolate note towards the finish. The finish is
      medium long, sweet with a whiff of citrus and prickling oak and

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Notes from 9/1/2015. Previous notes: Color: gold. Nose: sweet, sharp when you inhale more deeply. Light wood scent. Smells pleasant, spicy. Taste: balanced, sweet, honey; in a gentle way strong. Tingling in palate. Finish: in the back of the throat.
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, wood in the background.
    • Taste
      Full sweet taste, but not too much. Stimulates the side of the tongue. Spicy, sweet vanilla, almond, nutmeg.  
    • Finish
      Short to medium warm finish.

  7. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. st7 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I stay with the Cuban. 2
    • Nose
      Not as cute as the Cuban, a bit fuller and spicier. Here are more sweet fruits instead of unbelievable honey, like the Cuban.
    • Taste
      Somewhat stronger than the Cuban and the rum is better. But he is not so persistent for that. Also in the mouth more spice.
    • Finish
      Medium long with a little sweet and more seasoning and vanilla.

  10. Volanne scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The nose was pleasant, if not really special. The mouth is quite boring. Not the right choice if you're expecting a smooth rumy taste.
    • Nose
      and pleasant. Flowery and honeyed. Acacia flowers. Softness of an
      "industrial" apple (Golden ? ;-) ). A hint of tinned pineapple.
      Usual spices from the cask: some vanilla, and little cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Quite smooth and mouthcoating, but lacks of aromas, if you ask me. Quite disappointing compared to the nose.
    • Finish
      An unexpected dryness.


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