Balvenie 17 Peated Cask
Added on Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 at 10:43 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $120 Availability: Better Stores
Finished in "heavily peated casks" "and then married with The Balvenie finished in new American oak."
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n: faint roasted almonds

 

P: damp hay and a little bit of rubbing alcohol.  Peat infuence is weak.  Buttered lobster (again faint).  Typically Balvenie... gentle, unoffensive, but a bit unexciting.

 
Adam
 
Nose is very light, marshmallow, smoke hints. Oranges after time.

Rather sweet palate, honey with pumpkin spice. Light smoke. Citrus on some sips. After more time with the glass, the smoke becomes more apparent. 

A very enjoyable whisky that offers a variety of flavors, all muted, but all good. B/B+
 
Fuji
 

N: Honey and sugar cane

P: ioding and lots of salt

F: med peaty finish

B/B-

 
Kevin
 

N: Soft and sweet

P: This is where smoke makes it's entrance. Few different things going on. It's vegetal, yet smokey.

F: Really nice and delicate.

 

Elegant smoothness of a blend, yet complexity and smokiness you can only find in a single malt. 

 
Ries
 

n: rich and creamy nose with a light citrus smoke. Spiced cinnamon almonds at the county fair. Peaks of dark golden merengue.

 

t: sweet and buttery with a very delicate white salt aspect. Very thin on peat smoke, more like burnt waxed paper. This is super easy and nice to drink but nothing outstanding. Nice oak with a long burnt butter finish. This is a solid, drinkable whisky that I enjoyed, but I expected more from this. And more peat influence...

 
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