Balvenie Islay Cask 17
Added on Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 04:28 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 
n: Creme brulle. Wood finish

p: Sooty firewood and white pepper. Vibrant and oily. Quite tasty.

B/B+

 
Fuji
 

N: Heather, honeycomb, peanut oil with light peat smoke.
P: Delicate smoke on the palate with heather and a hint of lavender

F: Peat on the finish.

 
Ries
 

n: smoke, new cardboard box, toasted wheat bagel. Very light peat influence and very typical Balvenie.

 

t: butter biscuits, overall gentle sweetness, with a hint of soft peat just towards the finish. This is a solid, fun Balvenie to try, but nothing to get excited about (especially for the Islay influence). 

 

I don't understand how this is different than "tablespooned" whisky (i.e. not "single malt"). Surely there was more than a tablespoon's worth of another distillery in this barrel...

 
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