Balvenie 21 Year Old
Port Wood

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Balvenie 21 Year Old / Port Wood
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An additional period of maturation in 30 year-old port pipes has given this aged Balvenie an extra level of depth and concentration of flavour, adding potent fruit and smoke notes to the silky-smooth full-bodied palate. Rich, indulgent, after-dinner Speyside at its best.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
21 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Cask Type
Port Finish

Balvenie 21 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky

    Fruity and creamy, like orange creamsicles. Raisin sweetness and brazil nut dryness. A distinct mustiness in the background verifies the age.

    Honeyed and creamy with a big, rich flavour impact; but somehow gentle, like a pillowfight or Jello wrestling. Spicy, too, pepper and a bit of chinese 5-spice or something. Deep and complex. Long creamy finish with nutty oakiness and, i dunno... hard to explain; not a flavour but a feeling...very exciting, like gently touching the inside lip of someone you love (or lust) with your tongue. Warming and sensual. Each sip an experience that is happily repeated.

    [These tasting notes are taken from drwhisky.blogspot.com]

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose:  A perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes, backed by a nutty dryness.

    Palate:  A malt of refinement and remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes, and has a long and gentle nutty finish.

    David Stewart - The Balvenie Malt Master

29 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    16 April

    Powerful nose. I was at a restaurant. I had to keep swatting at a fruitfly. It eventually ended up in my glass and drowned. (What a way to go). Fortunately my drink was graciously replaced. Very enjoyable.

  • 5
    4 February

    I really liked this young adult dram and am looking forward to it tonight. Great raisin sweetness , star anise, smooth nutmeg oak flavor. Compact with a nice finish and subtle vanilla impact. This makes me want to explore the Doublewood next or just buy another bottle of this one.

  • 5
    3 February

    Intriguing experience when dealing with the difference between sweetness from raisins as oppose to citrusy and apple flavors. A school teacher of whisky teaching me an amazing development of smoothness and dryness while still wetting my taste buds from honeyed dehydrated fruit and balanced spice. This bottle was my first Balvenie bottle and it definitely makes me curious to explore their 12yr Double Wood. I like this bottle a lot and don''t know if there is anything else in its age bracket besides maybe 1 or 2 bottles that can compete.

  • 5
    1 January

    The ABSOLUTE favourite in my collection of different whiskies, just ordered one more, will buy one more as well in soon future :)

  • 5
    2 December 2014

    Wow ! Just wow !. Absaloubtly stunning and amazing, how this malt can evoke such emotions and it''s a honor to be able to exsperiance such a dram of this stature and refinement just remember for every year of age on a malt whisky you should leave it stand for a minuit per each year and I wouldent recommend adding a tea spoon of water in this one as there is more aroma and flavour un watered like I said above just leave it stand a min per year and best of all enjoy it with a friend or family member !

  • 9 June 2014

    I bought a bottle at Singapore Airport, for my price range it's the very best & smooth malt scotch whisky I've ever had, plus when I arrived home I found I had a bottle of the same already. So one half glass a week is going to last much longer than I thought.

  • 16 July 2013

    Simply the best whisky I've ever had. I discovered it at the whisky fringe and it was so good I kept going back for more

  • 31 March 2013

    Very nice, tasty, but subtle and perhaps slightly disappointing for a 21 year old.

  • 18 March 2013

    Sweeet sassy molassy!!!

  • 8 March 2012

    best ever!

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