The Balvenie

17 Years Old Peated

ABV 41.9%
REVIEWED Issue 95
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Specifications
Brand: The Balvenie
Expression: 17 Years Old Peated
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 41.9%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Elegant. Delicately nutty and floral. Lightly toasted hazelnuts. Gillyflowers. Gently giving way to well integrated oaky notes. Touch of liquorice and dried fruit. Distant hint of moss.
Palate: Smooth, round. Mint and liquorice. Dark fruit. Drying on oak and spices.
Finish: Dry, slightly astringent but so elegantly.
Comment: A well balanced and rich whisky. Perfect after dinner dram with a piece of dark chocolate.
8.3
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Treacle toffee, light vanilla, Assam tea. There is a gentle peat note in thedistance and sweet oak.
Palate: Sweet at first, raspberry jam. Very smooth and easy drinking. Oak is balanced with spices.
Finish: Drying and a little sweet.
Comment: A good well balanced whisky. Peat is integrated with the oak and spices.
8.0
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Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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