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Balvenie 21 Year Old PortWood Finish

(70cl, 40.0%)
Balvenie 21 Year Old PortWood Finish

Awards for Balvenie 21 Year Old

Gold
Gold

Speyside Single Malt 19-25yo - 2014

The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver
Silver

Distillers' Single Malts 21 years old and over - 2014

International Spirits Challenge

Silver
Silver

Speyside Single Malt 19-25yo - 2013

The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver
Silver

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Balvenie 21 Year Old Details

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What's in a name? Balvenie 21 Year Old PortWood Finish whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Balvenie 21 Year Old PortWood Finish whiskey, rather than whisky.

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Balvenie 21 Year Old Bottling Note

The flagship single malt from Balvenie's little group of Port Wood whiskies. This bottling was finished in thirty year old port pipes and is a veritable masterclass in poise and balance.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Elegant. White peach and a faint puff of smoke.

Palate: Surprisingly delicate. Abounding, yet fine. Her sublime mouth feel carries, masterfully: red fruit, raisins, an edge of white grape and a very floral honey.

Finish: Cocoa, slightly bitter as it tails away gracefully.

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    User Reviews of the Balvenie 21 Year Old PortWood Finish

    WOW!

    What an incredible work of art. I didn't want to drink it as i was worried the palate disappoint the nose. it just got better and better. and the finish! This is the everlasting gobstopper of Scotch. I didn't want to eat or drink anything else after. i just wanted that taste to linger. please note i've only started my scotch tasting tour within the past 2 years, but this is an instant favorite.

    9th October 2014

    Non better!

    I´ve been drinking single malts for 40 years. This whisky is awesome, it cant be much better than this!

    25th September 2014

    Simply a MUST!

    I really love it! It's stunning!! One of my favourite scotch, it's for ever! gp

    19th March 2014

    WOW

    I have been drinking single malts for about 5 years. And prior to this, I had splurged on a 375 ml bottle of Macallan 18 (similarly price to Balvenie 21 in my area). A few months back, I treated a friend to a dram for his birthday, which was my first time with the Portwood 21. It's the best Scotch I have tasted. I recommend it. I got a bottle for Christmas, and I am trying really hard to conserve it. I share too much :) The price does make it more special. It is looking like a two bottle max (per year) for me. Don't drink it with food, even if it's an 80 dollar steak. This is best savored with 2 cold stones on a half full stomach. In my opinion, don't even smoke a cigar with it. Definitely savor every sip.

    3rd February 2014

    Liquid dessert

    No need to say anything else. Seriously expensive in the US at 190-200 dollars a bottle.

    29th January 2014

    Subtle over superior...

    Made a mistake getting a bottle, fortunately not too costly. Should have taken more time in the port cask; not enough character been drawn out of it IMHO. Balvenie is good at producing drams that are easily enjoyable though.

    21st November 2013

    Love at First Sight

    Tried this on a whim and quickly realized that this was a special dram.

    26th October 2013

    Quality, but not my style

    I tried a dram of this whisky a little while ago, and while I found it enjoyable, it was drier than I would have expected for something aged in port wood, and from Balvenie no less! I like my whiskies with a little sweetness to them, and Balvenie usually gives me that (e.g. both Doublewoods, Single Barrel 15, Caribbean Cask). Nonetheless, it was a solid dram, and my buddy acknowledged it as one of his favorites. Just not my style.

    17th October 2013

    Awesome

    This stuff is the tits.

    9th October 2013

    The Best

    Amazing. Plus a value when you consider some alternatives.

    9th October 2013

    Dessert in a Glass

    Amazing! Intoxicating aroma, smooth & flavorful with a slight hint of smoke. The finish goes on and on. One shot, poured neat, with a drop of water, can be sipped, savored and enjoyed for a long time.

    28th August 2013

    Delicious!

    I just tried the 21year Port Wood and would match very few with my cigar.

    28th July 2013

    luv this!

    One of the finest whiskeys I have ever enjoyed. I acknowledge its not going to appeal to everyone but inhaling the aroma alone is pure ambrosia for me.

    8th June 2013

    a quality whisky

    it is very smooth, however for me it lacks depth and complexity - maybe slightly insipid? Enjoyable but will go for something else next time

    3rd April 2013

    PANG YUN CHING

    VERY GOOD SCOTCH WISKY

    23rd March 2013

    Expected more

    An enjoyable, smooth and very easy drink. It just doesn't do an awful lot for me. Not a wealth of flavours and I feel there are a lot better out there for £86

    21st March 2013

    Stop reading...buy and try....100% satisfaction awaits

    I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

    1st March 2013

    I'm drinking this as I post

    Nose: I detect jam, no smoke. Palate: It starts sweet, more of that jam, from the nose. It morphs into something more fiery, warming, spicy. The finish is spicy,and, yes, there is cocoa in that tail. Very good!

    15th January 2013

    Finally

    Found the whisky that will carry me through the rest of my days.

    1st September 2012

    Great Whiskey!

    This is a wonderful Scotch. The tasting notes are spot on although the finish also has a nice warm milk note which, thankfully, lingers on your tongue.

    10th May 2012

    Very delicious!

    I tried to drink it and I think it's best whisky, very delicious, I hope I can buy more...

    5th January 2012

    My favourite port of call!

    I had a bottle of the 91 portwood and thought I'd upgrade after completing it. I have to say, the jump wasn't dramatic, but this really is an awesome Scotch. If you dont mind splashing out, this will really float your boat.

    6th October 2009

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