Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
17 years old
American Oak and Sherry Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
05 Jan 2016 5:53 pm by Bosi

Average value

€ 11.31

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 17-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.17 points

  1. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very nice single malt, with wonderful nose and light balanced palate. Sherry influence is very subtle but quite obvious. Oak influence a bit too strong as for my taste. Anyway it’s a nice light summer dram, maybe slightly too expensive to be a daily one.
    • Nose
      Tender, creamy, slightly sherried with dried apricots and sultanas, a bit of lemon, subtle vanilla, honey, fruit acid drops: pears, oranges. Tangerine notes, some white flowers like bird-cherry blossom, hint of oak
    • Taste
      Medium-sweet, gingery, vanilla pie with apples, canned apricots, caramelized orange zest, some oak
    • Finish
      Medium-long, slowly getting dry, slightly malty, unripe walnuts, fruit marmalade

  2. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    19/11/2017 with Nico

    This one did the trick, matured and more depth.

  3. Bosi scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    A very well-balanced whisky, whose aromas merge nicely. This type of whisky will never be my personal favorite, but I can acknowledge the quality.
    • Nose
      The aroma is dominated by raisins, nuts and dried fruits. Behind it are traces of fruit cake and wine gum.
    • Taste
      The taste is slightly dry with oak flavors, liquorice, cocoa, brown sugar and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length and reveals sherry, allspice and the classic honey sweetness.


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