Balvenie 17 Doublewood
Added on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 06:24 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $130 Availability: Wide
This is first in american oak and finished in sherry butts.
Member Ratings and Notes
Fuji
 

Tasted Blind:

 

A pleasant nose with honey covered peaches citrus fruit. But I would get some flashes of stale sherry.  A bit thin on the palate with initial citrus tanginess. Gets a bit toasty/ bready in the mid-palate. There's a winey-like component in here as well (white wine). The wood emerges toward the finish with a hint of salt.

 

This wasn't great and it wasn't bad. The word "safe" popped up several times as I took the time to nose and taste this.  It's nice to drink  and unobejectionable. I was not suprised to find out this was a Balvenie as I feel most of their stuff is very easy drinking without the "aha" moments. Tun 1401 Batch 3 is the exception. 

 
Andy
 

n:  Sweet white wine in a lead pipe.  Tad musty.

p:  Hint of plums, potpouri, and white pepper.   Very blendy, but a good blend at least.

 

This keeps with the Balvenie tradition of "safe whisky".  It's hard to dislike.  It's hard to like.  I'm afraid I'll forget this one by tomorrow.

 
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