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Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB98967
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - Sherry Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
12170
Number of bottles
800
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Jul 2017 8:11 pm by Fan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.95

4 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. Apikalov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Same profile as 2801, 2805, 2806, 2807 but not as balanced. Still a Beautiful sherry with all dark fruits orange toffee figs leather chocolate etc

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Same profile as 2801, 2805, 2806, 2807 but not as balanced. Still a Beautiful sherry with all dark fruits orange toffee figs leather chocolate etc

  4. Robert09 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Bottom line: just great! Delicious. This is what you expect from this release, and it gives you that! For myself, I note that this balveni places Abunu, the 105th and tamdu barrel, on his shoulder blades. And this is at least, simply this is the first thing that came to mind when talking about sherry monsters. Very powerful, dessert whisky, for lovers of sweet and sticky.
    Rating: 91.
    • Nose
      Nose: warm, moist, sweet; new quality leather, plum jam, fresh black currants, overripe gooseberries, strawberry jam, dried prunes. The aroma is delicate, creamy, rounded, slightly smoked. Spirits are just not there!
    • Taste
      Taste: oily, creamy, enveloping, warming. Pretty sweet and tart, but tannins work delicately and gently; a little soap. And then it started: plum jam, dates, figs, prunes, other dried fruits, raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots.
    • Finish
      Aftertaste: long! The sweetness gradually subsides and a slight sourness smoothly connects to it, as if the prune chewed and hints of tobacco at the end.

  5. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, raisin, dates, spices, old leather, honey, oak cask notes on nose.

    Raisin, spices, pepper, honey, oak dryness notes on taste.

    Long finish with spices, honey, vanilla, light pepper, dryness from cask, milk chocolate, coffee with milk, raisin notes.

    This whisky is a very sweet and fine! The very good work of sherry cask with honey spirit.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Not as good as the famous cask 2806 but really OK

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Very drinkable and enjoyable
    • Nose
      Sherry wood, fresh rubber, plums, dried fruits, raisins, nutty, spices, cinnamon - not bad (means also no sulphur)
    • Taste
      Oily, little punchy, good sherry wood, subtle sweetness, xmas spice, hints of chocolate, dark fruits, prunes, etc. - very good
    • Finish
      Long and warm, more spices, good wood notes

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