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

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. 


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.


More intense flavor profile and more cohesive with nice flavour of toffee and red apple (compared to 12 yr). Butterscotch wood, green apple skins, less nutty. Better finish over the 12 year also.  solid B

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