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Balvenie 17-year-old

Category Single Malt from Speyside, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Speyside
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie DoubleWood
Bottled 2012
Age 17 years old
Casktype American Oak and Sherry Oak Casks
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Bottle code L34X4488190409:30:19
Barcode 5010327525822
Price 93.90$ 102.35£ 78.88
Colored Chillfiltered
Daan Tje Review note
about a week ago
Daan Tje gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
88
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
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Hvdree Review note
about a week ago
Hvdree gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
87
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Rom Note
about a week ago
Rom gave this whisky 81 points

Nez fruité, pomme, amande, caramel. On retrouve l’amande en bouche, la texture est aqueuse et le milieu un peu picotant. Longue finale sur les fruits à coque et le praliné. Rien d’exceptionnel même si ce whisky est bien fait. On sent bien l’influence du Sherry avec la dominance des fruits secs.

AdelphosHume Tasting note
less than a month ago
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Citrus and malt, lemon meringue and dried figs, baked apples, vanilla and toffee, soft spices (cinnamon and coriander) 

Taste

Soft sherry and oak tannins, brown sugar and dry fruits (cherries, raisins, figs, papaya), touch of malt, vanilla and cinnamon

Finish

Light butterscotch, hint of floral honey and anise seed fading to faint rice pudding

Comments

Not a bad whisky on it's own. Some good sherry influence and a solid malt core. The 43% gives it a noticeable boost without any added burn. The age keeps the sherry influence in the whisky, too. So, it's an improvement on the 12 y.o. The price is a bit steep, for me, as there are plenty of other sherry cask matured whiskies that give the same experience at a lower price. I recommend Glenfarclas 15 or 18.

Wolv Review note
a couple of months ago
Wolv gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
83
Price
80
Presentation
85
ctu Tasting note
a couple of months ago
ctu gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Waxy apple, raspberry, plum, caramel, acacia honey, vanilla, cinnamon and oak

Taste

Sherry, vanilla, apple, orange, honey, dry oak, pepper and ginger

Finish

Medium length, bittersweet, dry, spicy

Comments

A very interesting balance. I miss the cask strength, because the flavors are reduced fast.

TheWhiskyAgent Note
a couple of months ago
TheWhiskyAgent gave this whisky 75 points

More substantial nose than the 12 year old, this time fresh Apricots and their Flowers. Vanilla and Toffee have come to the party as well. There is a slight vegetal note, could be some Artichoke. The flavour is a lot more settled and balanced. A tad sweeter and the oak has mellowed significantly. On the palatte the Apricots are slightly green, thus a little sour. Adding water brings it closer to the 12 year old. Water makes it younger! Why doesn’t that work with me? Not many changes in flavour. A lighter mouthfeel for sure and a long, drying finnish. It makes me wonder if Balvenies generally don’t swim well?

Andytka3 Review note
less than a year ago
Andytka3 gave this whisky 82 points


Weighted Rate
85
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
87
Price
80
Presentation
85
wisekycourse Note
less than a year ago
wisekycourse gave this whisky 83 points

Au nez,on sent le coté floral de suite,puis senteur de bois et de vanille caramélisée.
En bouche,le fût de bourbon se fait remarquer avec une senteur boisée caramélisée,c'est doux niveau alcool.
En finale,moyenne longueur sur des notes épices légères,vanillées.

Meilleur retour que le 21 portwood ,avec ce côté subtil floral!

[my-collection]
Landryn Review note
less than a year ago
Landryn gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
88
2 bottles found in the Marketplace

2on sale

Low as
€ 115.00

Overall rating All versions
269 member votes
85.12
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
85.31
Nose - Aroma
86.00
Initial taste
86.11
Body
84.95
Finish
85.89
Price
81.26
Presentation
85.89
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