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Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
89.45/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - Sherry Cask
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
2805
Number of bottles
650
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327524580
Added on
20 Feb 2016 7:01 pm by rottendon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 92.76

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.45 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    2801, 2805, 2806, 2807 have very similar profile as expected. Beautiful sherry with all dark fruits orange toffee figs leather chocolate but very balanced with fruits and sweetness. They are all excellent, maybe I like 2805 a bit more thanks to its nice sweetness.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    2801, 2805, 2806, 2807 have very similar profile as expected. Beautiful sherry with all dark fruits orange toffee figs leather chocolate but very balanced with fruits and sweetness. They are all excellent, maybe I like 2805 a bit more thanks to its nice sweetness.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Good complexity, very well balanced fruitiness, sweetness and sherry notes. It's indeed a tad sweeter than the cask 2806 and cask 2807 but overall really on the same level - for me all of them are exceptional and a winner. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Plenty of dried fruits, plums, prunes, figs, raisins, sugar cane, brown sugar, molasses, little toasted bread, spices, nutmeg, acacia honey, toffee, sherry wood - great!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Very oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, more dried fruits, more spices, very well integrated sherry wood, tobacco, rhum raisins, stewed cherries, milk chocolate - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, even more dried fruits, more spices, nice woody notes but not drying

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. mikespike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A very sweet malt, much sweeter than cask 2806. I slightly prefer 2806 although this is again a very nice expression of a sherry cask matured malt.

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