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Balvenie 2002 Peat Week

Overall rating
85.58/100
votes
210
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2002
Bottled
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
L6B69502006 & L6B69502106
Barcode
5010327525945
Added on
25 Jun 2017 2:20 pm by RoyalScotsman
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 80.22

30 × in wishlist

210 × member ratings

696 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 2002 Peat Week

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like it very much! He is well balanced and combines the typical Balvenie character in a convincing way with the smoke. Also: Bang for the buck!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Immediately after pouring he is first extremely closed, he needs air! Yes, this is better. The first breath after aeration is filled with intense muff, followed immediately by an interesting potpourri of well integrated flavors. The peat is the Balvenie very good, present without dominating. Among them are vanilla and yellow fruits, mainly pears. Overall, the flavors are still fragile, this malt is an elegant Leisetreter in the nose. Heat intensifies the smoke and the acid, disinfectant.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very strong and sweet on the cake with a good portion of white pepper. The smoke is well integrated here too. Dark honey with block malt, clearly drying off towards the back, nice tart notes. Everything beautifully interwoven, pleasant to drink. In the second sip, I now find clear fruitiness with a very suitable acidity. A slight tingle on the tongue is noticeable.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is medium length with emphasis on the tart notes. Ash is still on the tongue for a while. In the second sip, the acidity with the tannins also plays here.

  2. Dr.Ago scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Super...

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a mildly peated Balvenie. I'm not a peat head, but I can handle this quite good.
    This whisky itself is not overly complex but easy drinking.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Soft coal smoke, not clearly very peaty. It isn't like the Islay counterparts. There is quite some bourbon influence in here too.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Subtle hint of smoke, which builds up in time. Quite sweet and hints of vanilla and crème fraîche.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length. Some peatyness here. A tad bitter but overall sweet and vanilla notes.

  4. mitcheltjes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Balvenie and peat, a strange combination but one that works really really well. Makes me want to try other peated speysides
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose starts off being dominated by the peat. With some time the earthy/bonfire peat starts to fade and the classic Balvenie bourbon notes come to the front. The combination of the two is rather pleasant.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Vanilla, cream, fruits and smoke. Small hints of spices change into a peppery note and combine really well with the sweet and smoke notes.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fruity,spicy, smoky but also fresh, oddly enough. The finish isn't days long but it lasts long enough to invite you to the next sip

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Colour:
      Bright, shiny gold

      Nose:
      Ui ... a full nose. Immediately cooked fruit. And a delicate, let's say ... wet smoky note. Honey melon, juicy apples and apricots come first for me. A really nice, juicy nose! Caramel comes forward and brings neat vanilla. Milk chocolate, spice cake and light almond flavors. Cake spices are getting better and better. Cinnamon and orange stand out.
    • Taste
      Creamy, spicy start. Toasted cereals and salty peanuts. The fruity, something is lost in the taste. Spices are in the foreground here. Which is not unpleasant now. The second sip of the vanilla and the delicate caramel is better. Pastries, as is the coffee. Druff with these salt grains above. More honey and apricot jelly. A certain woody bitterness pushes on.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitterness, but nevertheless honey-like. A ripe, bright fruit sweetness remains at the end.

  8. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Something else. A well-done, well-balanced malt. Earthy, fruity, spicy with sweet accents and really unique smoke, which is very well integrated. The finish is long, fruity, smoky, pleasantly spicy, intense.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 688: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82l-ZUaNTMQ (87/100).

    "The peatiness is not sitting in the surface of the malt anymore. As soon as you add water the peatiness almost goes into the liquor and becomes more homogenised, more diffused into the other flavours. And that's when you really notice what a skillful balancing act this is in that the producers have not allowed the peat to completely dominate and call all the shots here."

  10. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    Interesting, tasty, unexpected (85)
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    • Nose
      Soft, candy smoke and fruit, grass, honey caramel ... vanilla ... sour apples ... raw dough and malt and lemon on a fresh newspaper ... a hint of prunes? (21.5)
      Go
    • Taste
      Fruit smoke, salt? and cardboard (21,5)
      Go
    • Finish
      Spicy finish, honey on a dry wooden board, vegetable bitterness (21)
      Go

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