Interesting fact… Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old whiskey, instead of whisky.
Nose: Delicate sweetness one expects from Balvenie. Honey and dried mixed peel.
Palate: Husky sweetness. Barley lies on a bed of juicy ripe fruit.
Finish: Climaxes with barley and bourbon spiciness peaking most spectacularly.
A great sipping malt which I first chanced upon in 1999 in Keswick. Always have a couple of bottles in! Great after taste which leaves a warm glow
My employees give me a bottle of Single Malt Scotch each year for Xmas.I received this one in 2007 and never opened it until this Xmas 2010. Not sure why I waited so long. Excellent long lasting finish of spices. We sampled this with a few Cuban cigars and good conversation.
I hope the conversation was better than your review which like the Balvenie was very bland indeed.
I bought this whisky because I had tried some from a previous barrel at a friend's house and it blew me away. It was so delicate and smooth with beautiful flavours of vanilla fudge, powdered oak and an underlying nuttiness; it walked a wonderful line between simplicity and complexity that made it quite beguiling. I had to buy a bottle for myself, but when it arrived I was gutted. No complexity, no vanilla fudge, no powdered oak, no nuttiness, just a sharp, unpleasant characterless thug across the palate every time I take a sip. I've been told by many that these bottlings are remarkably consistent in quality, but I'm gutted that I spent £50 on this when I rarely allow myself the treat of buying a bottle of whisky for myself.
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Maybe it depends on which batch it is,but i have NEVER been disapointed at this Balvenie! Great one.
I love this Balvenie - very nice malt!!!
Not exactly value for money, but this is a very good Balvenie nonetheless - quite different from the standard expressions.
I came across my first bottle 10 - 12 years ago. And I really liked it. My friends and I have emptied over 100 bottles since then and we still love it.
While the Balvenie Double Barrel I sampled last night was decent, this sample was not at all enjoyable. The color was pale, the aroma bland, and the limited flavors were mostly hidden by alcohol burn. On the whole: an unpleasant whisky. Karl
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Glug glug glug!
Love it. I'm typically a Smokey flavored fan but the batch I got was spot on.