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Balvenie 17-year-old

Overall rating
85.77/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
DoubleWood
Bottled
09.12.2015
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
American Oak and Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L34Z 4969 0912
Barcode
5010327525822
Added on
14 Mar 2016 12:42 pm by alex..w..fan
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 105,75

2 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 17-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It has amber colour. The nose is sweet with apples, honey, muffins, oak, dried fruits, plums jam, stewed apples and vanilla notes. The palate is sweet with honey, apples, candies, spices and oak notes. The finish is long and sweet with apples, oak, honey, duchess pears and black pepper notes.

  2. Vince' scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    one of the most intense 43% malts I've ever had - very spicy and nut / chocolate dark with intense toasty aromas - I would never have thought of a Balvenie or even a Speysider - could be 25yo ++ too - flattering and spicy. The style is not 100% my thing but the quality is impressively high and the malt has a very high recognition value.
    • Nose
      starts mild and sweet - honey, raisins, wax, furniture polish, grassy - freshly cut meadow, very beautiful juicy oak, anise, lime, lemon, bay leaf, caraway, rose water
    • Taste
      herb - tobacco, ginger, pepper, walnut shells, dark chocolate, hazelnut cream, pine resin, tree sap, - spicy intense - only very subtly fruity dried fruit, dates, raisins - tender bitter spicy oak, dry, sherry acid - compared to the 12er and for the low alcohol content an absolute oak board
    • Finish
      dry, dark chocolate, walnuts, coffee - medium long with a tendency to be too long

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