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Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Year Old - 2003 Vintage Whisky

(70cl, 48.3%)

Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Year Old - 2003 Vintage

Balvenie Peat Week 2003 Bottling Note

Since 2002, the Balvenie distillers have dedicated one week a year to distilling whisky with 100% peated barley, resulting in the Peat Week bottlings! This is the second release in the series - a 14 year old single malt distilled in 2003, showing off hearty helping of rich smoke.

This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Toasted oak with a hint of heather, stroopwafel and coffee, flamed orange peel and dry cedar.

Palate: Butterscotch, roasted apricot, a light touch of floral malt, grows enjoyably spicy as it develops.

Finish: Earthy peat lingers alongside runny honey notes.

Reviews for Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Year Old - 2003 Vintage
The perfect balance - peat and classic speyside!
I am definitely a speysider in my tastes and have not developed a taste for Islay. This offering from Balvenie is excellent. It is probably at the upper limit of my ppm tolerance for peat but with this the other tastes also come through very well. It really is a great balance between the soft smoke of peat and the nice fruit/citrus notes that come from the oak on this one. Even on the nose - the first smell is smoke, but after that it fades to the background and the nice citrus notes come through - similar with the palate. This is a great Scotch!
, Canada
3 years ago
Outstanding and excellent.
Gifted on my Birthday 10/30, 2019 and the best Scotch I had to date. Can't find it now so I missed out.
, United States
3 years ago
Love the Peat
Absolutely love this bottling...went back to pick up a second!
, United States
4 years ago
Close but not quite
The first release of peat week was much better. This one is a bit too peaty, not quite balanced. If it's peat you're after, there are better and cheaper alternatives.
, Sweden
4 years ago
Absurd for such a quality brand of scotch
I wasted $100.00 on a bottle. Absolutely horrid. 12 and 17 year are always outstanding however, this tasted like poison and ruined the cigar pairing. I’m a huge fan of the double and rum casks however, this is just rancid. I’m curious if I received and I’ll-after bottle.
4 years ago
Not too peaty but delicious!
I love the Islays and so my wife bought this for my 40th. Although it says ‘peat’ in the name, this is miles from my fave tipple, Lagavulin 16.

It’s delicious though! Smells like pine, tastes like fruit peel with a (random) hint of pear drops. Love it, but don’t expect an Islay style Scotch.
5 years ago
Strong Peat In a Speyside
Strong smoke & peat taste on top of a smooth speyside whisky.
, United States
5 years ago
I was so looking forward to this whisky, since I have the highest regard for Balvenie and a preference for mildly peated Scotches. But I found it without complexity, balance, or, really, anything to recommend it.
, United States
5 years ago
Fantastically balanced dram
Fantastic expression. Great balance between the peat's smokey/earthy tones, spicy wood and your typical honey/vanilla and floral notes that you'll find in most Balvenies. Excellent stuff, get it while it's still available
, Netherlands
5 years ago

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