Balvenie 17 Years Double Wood

Like its younger brother, this 17-year-old Balvenie was matured in two different kinds of casks. First it was matured in American oak barrels and then in European ex-sherry casks. David Steward has created a truly complex and aromatic whisky.

Like its younger brother, this 17-year-old Balvenie was matured in two different kinds of casks. First it was matured in American oak barrels and then in European ex-sherry casks. David Steward has created a truly complex and aromatic whisky.

Details about this bottle Edit
6178
Balvenie
Scotland, Speyside
17 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry, Bourbon
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 5 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Honey:
Sherry:
Oak:
Nuts:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Apple:
Green Apple:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Berries:
Cherry:
Leather:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Tasting
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Oak:
Spices:
Honey:
Almonds:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Malt:
Cinnamon:
Caramel:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Finish
Spices:
Oak:
Sweet:
Malt:
Sherry:
Chili:
Nuts:
Oil:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Honey:
Leather:
Peat Smoke:

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Tasting Notes 5

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19. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Cake Honey Nuts Malt Grass Sherry

Finish:

Comment: wow
kroman
26. Jan 2018
Nosing: Sweet honey, a little bit of nuts and berries

Taste: Starts off a little thin, candied dark fruits (sugar plum candies???), gentle spiciness

Finish: milk chocolate...medium length. not too bitter

Comment: while somewhat thin, it has a very great flavor and is an "easy sipping scotch". This is the perfect "safe" whisky, and I mean that in the most positive way. It's complex, but doesn't have anything that takes you by surprise either. It's approachable for the newcomer, while still being enjoyable by most connoisseurs. Regardless, I personally think that it is somewhat overpriced, but if you don't have any issues with the $$$'s this is a must for any balvenie fan.
Cdamiano
09. May 2016

Comment:
Very good.
Brad69
04. Mar 2016
Brad69
04. Mar 2016
Brad69
07. Mar 2016
Nosing: Fruit Sherry Oak Vanilla

Taste: Sherry Vanilla Peat Smoke Malt Honey

Finish: Oak Leather Sweet Raisin

Comment: This was yet again a beautiful product by Balvenie. I didn't like it as much as the 15 years old single barrel Sherry cask as I love a strong Sherry note and this one didn't have it as much but was still very good.
robh3fan
17. Apr 2016
dimitar_81
15. Aug 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Vanilla Oak Honey

Finish: Oak Malt

Comment:
05. Oct 2016
30. Jan 2015