Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - Sherry Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
03 Sep 2016 3:49 pm by Mannoni
Non-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.86

4 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.24 points

  1. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Spicy with cinnamon and cardemom, raisin and banana on the nose. Arrives with great body, full of flavors, hot cinnamon, chocolate, leather, red apples and banana with slight coconut. The finish is rather long with pepper, grapefruit, cocoa and some bitter coffee. This is just great! 

    Rating interval 86-90

  2. Kaleva scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice whisky with a wonderful rich nose and well balanced taste. Sherry influence is not too strong and does not hide the malt nature of this expression. The weakest place is finish, which is short and somewhat indistinct. In any case the overall impression is very positive - wonderful single malt at an affordable (around 100€ (2018)) price.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity (peaches, apricots) with light spiciness (cinnamon, cloves), oranges, dried cherries, strawberry bubblegum, sweet pastry, toffee, a bit of wood polish, propolis, woody notes, water brings to the front dried fruits
    • Taste
      Sweet, gently malty, rather woody, Christmas spices (cardamom, cinnamon), brown sugar, vanilla cake
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet, somewhat nutty, getting dry soon, oaky notes

  3. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) A surprisingly good mole ... liked more than his bourbon brother. (89)
    • Nose
      The aroma is unexpectedly delicate, the skin ... chocolate ... old varnish ... liqueur ... spices ... sour fruit ... broken wood ... orange peel (23)
    • Taste
      Slightly sour, spicy, viscous ... leather and fruit ... pepper ... (22)
    • Finish
      Finish pepper ... tobacco and chocolate ... ripe plum ... walnut ... herbaceous bitterness (22)

  4. leocrazy scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Very honeyed and floral in the nose. Much the same on the palate with a nutty after taste. Very good, but lacking the most important tasting note, sherry. No sherry bomb here. None in the nose or palate. Somewhat disappointing.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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