Balvenie 14-year-old

Overall rating
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

€ 87.49

20 × in wishlist

140 × member ratings

420 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.84 points

  1. Captain Teague scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  2. SteveW110 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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. Wolf68 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  4. sidqi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Fruity and gentle smoke.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Gentle medicinal and sweet notes,honey,ripe fruits,cinnamon.Butterscotch and a little ginger spicy,a little leathery.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoky,mellow and juicy,spicy,sweet honey and a little oily.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and spicy,sweet and smoky. A little bitter and minty.

  5. 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

  6. the_muskox scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    This was better than I expected. Lots of nice delicate oak on the palate, plenty of lovely pastry notes mixed with very clean smoke. I like the earthier, more oak-forward turn on the development. I wish it had a bit of a thicker texture, and, though it has decent length, the finish could have a bit more meat to it. Still, a very solid choice in a travel-retail market that’s becoming increasingly crowded with watered-down, generic expressions.

    Nose: Quite sweet and mildly smoky. Lots of nougat, chocolate covered toffee, various sugar-dusted pastries, and candied nuts. The smoke is soft and gentle, with black pepper and some dried herbs. Very sweet malted barley and caramel. The fruit is buried deep: vanilla-poached pears, nectarines, dried cranberries, and banana. Some fragrant beeswax and rose as well.

    Palate: Medium-light texture. Orchard fruit and pineapple up front, along with toffee and beeswax. Sweet, honeyed smoke on the development, as things turn slightly more savoury and oak-forward. The smoke is more intense here than on the nose. There’s soft oak and leather, slight clove, and nutty malted barley. Chocolate mint, tiramisu, and plenty of honey-sweetened English Breakfast tea towards the back.

    Finish: Still sweet, but smokier. Chocolatey smoke and soft oak. A bit of cola, a bit more cinnamon, marshmallow, and nutmeg. Campfire and cast iron. Distant ginger, mint, and dried herbs. Maple forest in autumn.

  7. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. face scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. monsieurrouge scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    this is more important to me ...
    • Nose
      smoke, yes, what is underneath? the smoke masks the rest. citrus? vanilla? bourbon?
    • Taste
      peat, balance, bourbon, sweetie, I like it
    • Finish
      smoke, nice finish


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