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Balvenie 13-year-old

Overall rating
88.63/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB86234
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Handfilled - Distillery only
Bottled
2016 & 2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2378
Strength
62.7 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2016 7:24 pm by stollimaus
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 34.00

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37 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 13-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 points

  1. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • 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

  2. TolSurvion scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

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

  3. 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

  4. Tasting scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

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

  5. 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.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. Amsterdam scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

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

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

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

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