Balvenie 14-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Triple Cask
Stated Age
14 years old
1st Fill & Refill Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
48.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L6B 6951
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
14 Jun 2017 6:45 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 97.63

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149 × member ratings

446 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.23 points

  1. Captain Teague scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    2 words: sharp and unbalanced. the peat week releases were really good but this sucks.....

  2. SteveW110 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    In the nose I find subtle smoke with sweet malt. Slight vanilla flavors and some licorice. The taste is reflected in the nose again, but it initially looks sweeter than thought. The malt and the vanilla squeeze through, followed by the peat and some alcohol. The Peated Balvenie looks slightly metallic.
    In the finish he is a bit bitter ...

    Balvenie does not have to hide in terms of Peat!
    Surely a few years would have been better for him ...
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      72 72

  3. jvanopstal scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice but unexpected type of whisky for a Balvenie
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lemon, vanilla and caramel with a subtle smoke
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and a bit bitter with lemon, vanilla and caramel
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long with vanilla and some smoke

  4. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A bit acrid smoke, sweet and tart. Balvenie should stick to their core line, this wasn’t there best expression
    • Nose
      86 86
      Strong peat (for Balvenie) vanilla, honey, light plastic
    • Taste
      85 85
      Woody peat smoke, honey, oak, white pepper
    • Finish
      84 84
      Pepper, vanilla, honey

  5. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice sweet and very peaty balvenie. I suppose it was sea peat, not highland as for Peat week. More like everyday dram
    • Nose
      87 87
      Bold sweet sea salt and iodine peatiness with some earthy rotten grass
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet honey and campfire smoke, plus some butterscotch
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, sweet peat and bitter campfire smoke

  6. UnitedChart scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    I tasted this whisky blindly.

    Clearly malt on the nose and a certain sweetness. Sherry influences are recognizable and an aroma of wild honey. I also add a hint of blueberry.

    I feel a strength on the tongue, even a barrel strength that turns out to be 48.3% at the resolution, I would have guessed higher. Definitely spicy, a little hazelnut, a little raisin, above all I can feel wood, oak and a slight bitterness. The wood covers the smoke, which is barely noticeable to me.

    The finish leaves a persistent dry mouthfeel, long, strong and still woody and spicy.

    Nose: 22
    Key: 23
    Finish: 23
    Total package: 21
    = 89 points

    Conclusion: I love the Caribbean Cask at the age of 14. That Balvenie managed to peated with such force at the same age surprised me. I would have liked a little less wood and a little more smoke. Certainly not a whisky that you "dump" the whole evening. But always worth a drink to enjoy.

  7. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Mossy, sour, light-colored grapes and other light-colored fruits, light smoke, then grapefruit, orange, tangerine, a bit musty
    • Taste
      86 86
      pleasant sweetness, light acidity, smoky bacon, ashy
    • Finish
      86 86
      pleasant medium length after cocoa

  8. Wolf68 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. sidqi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and gentle smoke.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Gentle medicinal and sweet notes,creamy vanilla,honey,ripe fruits,cinnamon.Butterscotch and a little ginger spicy,a little leathery.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoky,mellow and juicy,spicy,sweet honey and a little oily.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and spicy,sweet and smoky. A little dry,slightly bitter and minty.

  10. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      soft smoke, vanilla, mandarin, wood, banana, mocha pastry, smoky
    • Taste
      creamy, slightly tart, spicy, honey, cinnamon, salt caramel, coffee, peat, salt, mandarin


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