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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
- Nice balance and good depth
Slightly sweet (honey) and fruity. The rumethers come through softly and that gives the fruity one boost but also lets floral notes come through.
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.
He has a medium dry, warm and woody aftertaste.
- 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!
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Sweet, vanilla, wood in the background.
Full sweet taste, but not too much. Stimulates the side of the tongue. Spicy, sweet vanilla, almond, nutmeg.
Short to medium warm finish.
- I stay with the Cuban. 2
Not as cute as the Cuban, a bit fuller and spicier. Here are more sweet fruits instead of unbelievable honey, like the Cuban.
Somewhat stronger than the Cuban and the rum is better. But he is not so persistent for that. Also in the mouth more spice.
Medium long with a little sweet and more seasoning and vanilla.
- 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.
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.
Quite smooth and mouthcoating, but lacks of aromas, if you ask me. Quite disappointing compared to the nose.
An unexpected dryness.