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Balvenie 13-year-old

Overall rating
80.25/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
WB89591
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Duty Paid Sample
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1330
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Label
Warehouse 24
Added on
21 Nov 2016 3:05 pm by MM-Speyside
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 13-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.25 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It's a shame, the Balvenie Single Casks have often been exactly my thing when it comes to bourbon barrel aging, it works like that, not bad, but not a highlight
    • Nose
      tart and slightly sweet fruit, fresh apple, vanilla, slightly nutty, slightly malty, slightly peppery spiciness, after the first sip some citrus, marzipan on the nose
    • Taste
      creamy, fruity, vanilla, slightly tart, clementine, oak, a little lime, malt, hmm, I'm missing something
    • Finish
      Mint, a little nut, even tart, chewed orange peel

  2. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I think the bourbon cask does not have many flavors. Although the Whisky is balanced overall, it seems a bit one-dimensional.
    • Nose
      The beginning is initially restrained, but it is fresh and airy. After some time ripe oranges and white sugar candy come. He really needs his time in the glass. Later then a barley note, to a custard.
    • Taste
      Slightly oily and creamy, not too strong, but pleasantly warm. Nut chocolate and freshly cut pear pieces. Caramelized sugar, some brittle and honey. A little oak, but only passing through and showing no permanent presence.
    • Finish
      Medium long, still nut chocolate and now also orange peel.

  4. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      58 58

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