Balvenie 13-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Handfilled - Distillery only
2016 & 2017
Stated Age
13 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
62.7 % Vol.
200 ml
gb United Kingdom
Added on
30 aug 2016 7:24 pm by stollimaus
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 34.00

3 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balvenie 13-year-old

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.35 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Wow, I haven't been blown away like this in a long time, I am completely convinced
    • Nose
      Directly present sherry, raisins, not too sweet, leathery, also with a slight acidity, nice subtle oak note with a light furniture polish, a breeze of mint, dark chocolate in the background, nice, after the first sip also hazelnut cream on the nose
    • Taste
      Oily, full-bodied, great, nut bomb, pure roasted aromas, sherry, raisins, slightly sweet, wow, great mouthfeel, slight acidity, some wood, what a great intensity, short fruit/raisin intermezzo before it fades away
    • Finish
      Still nutty on the palate, creamy, you have to smack it, long-lasting, slightly fruity at the end, great

  2. kringo86 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Should be a killer. Without sulphur maybe...

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      without water:
      Earth, wood, herbs, herb candy, dried fruits, nuts

      with water:
      dark honey, herb candy, pine needles, nuts
    • Taste
      without water:
      Pine needles, leaves, herbs, herb candy, lemon, lime, grapefruit, wood, earth, coffee

      with water:
      Very similar to without water. At the very end, some strawberry flashes through

  4. TolSurvion scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. napets scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Strong, lots of alcohol
    • Taste
      83 83
      To drink only with water. However, it then loses a lot of flavors. Rather wooden ..
    • Finish
      81 81
      Dry, wooden, short

  6. Tasting scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      sherry, but very intense. Water helps!
    • Taste
      Again, water helps. A lot!

  7. markfeit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A stunning sherry bomb, everything a first fill sherry Balvenie should be. Dark, delicious, viscous, and so very easy to drink.

  8. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A little bit poor for Balvenie on the spot ...
    • Nose
      He needs water ... It opens with a few drops of water, becomes fruity-sweet and spicy at the same time. The sherry influence through the barrel is already very dominant, you should like that. Many aromas next to it, the sherry does not allow.
    • Taste
      Even with water, he still has enough strength to make himself strong and full-bodied on the tongue. But what is that? Is there anything else there? No? A bit of bitter almond, a few splashes of orange juice and a little bit of wood, but that will happen.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, orangy, nutty.

  10. Amsterdam scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    The label on my bottle says 14 years old, bottled May 2nd 2017

  11. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      58 58


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