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Balvenie 2002 Peat Week

Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
137
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2002
Bottled
21.06.2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
American Oak
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
48.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L6B 6950 2106
Barcode
5010327525945
Added on
25 Jun 2017 2:21 pm by RoyalScotsman
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 73.35

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 2002 Peat Week

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. MaltMusketeers did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A very balanced dram, smooth and not overly peated. With only around 3,000 bottles available and at a decent price point, we highly recommended it.

    https://maltmusketeers.com/brand/balvenie/14-year-old-peat-week#tasting
    • Nose
      Fair amount of earthiness initially, nice balance of oak wood and sweetened tobacco notes, floral with overtones of vanilla and lemon zest.
    • Taste
      Earthy again – shinning through, sweet peated smoke with a slight bitter black tea note, subdued spices, cloves, quite drying with a hints of honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium/long finish with a slight bitter end – 85% cocoa dark chocolate, quite fruity with a peppery sizzle on the tongue.

  2. Drochaid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    Fine sweet peat smoke, floral notes, honey aromas and butterscotch. Palate:
    Fine peat smoke, oaky oak notes, citrus and honey.

    echo:
    Long-lasting, creamy vanilla and fine smoky notes.

  3. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    "This has that typical Balvenie-vanilla note, the smoke harmonizes with it, but unfortunately a bit pungent on the nose. In the taste a little too stormy. Lots of oak and lots of alcohol. In the finish rather out of round. Although no youth, but somehow not well done. With water, the stinging is gone and the malt is much better "

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Self-willed, especially the chamomile is somehow exciting, but unfortunately has the nose and the mouth a bit musty that I do not like it.
    • Nose
      only subtle smoke, wet cloth, a little chamomile, with time the light pear, so typical of Balvenie, but covered with a slightly musty peat note.
    • Taste
      Chamomile, light peat, mineral, wet stone, a little bitterness, some cardboard.
    • Finish
      very tart, slightly tingling, some smoke, the chamomile I think so no longer, rather black tea.

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion Peat and Balvenie are an interesting (delicious) combination, everything works very well here, well done.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, honey, vanilla, caramel, yellow fruits (lemon, oranges, apples), also some tropical fruits, wet hay.
    • Taste
      Smoke, fruits (apples, lemon), vanilla, caramel, a bit bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium. Some smoke, fruits and oak.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Excellent Balvenie, beside the distillery character, embraces the peat and smoke very well.
    • Nose
      Creamy. Honey, vanilla, peat, hay and earth, citruses, unripe banana, waxy apple, tutti frutti.
    • Taste
      Strong, spicy. Pepper and cloves, cocoa, vanilla, sweet fruits, citruses. Salted caramel and fine wood smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bittersweet, spicy, smoky.

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