Balvenie 1993
Port Wood Finish

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Balvenie 1993 / Port Wood Finish
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A long sold out Balvenie that we've got a few bottles of - a younger version of the ever popular 21 year old port wood.

Distillery Bottling
Cask Type
Port Finish

Balvenie 1993 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky

    Shy at first, muesli, oak, the white bottoms of green/spring onions and then more fruit: raspberries, blackberries, and a slightly sour malty note with pepper and shiraz-like wine notes emerging.

    Honey and bittersweet fruits. Very drying ¾ of the way through, finishing with impressions of oak, egg noodles and newspaper.


    A unique profile among the Balvenie family of malts (Founder’s Reserve, DoubleWood, 15yo, 21yo Port Wood) that once again brings to our attention the seemingly infinite diversity of scotch whisky, not just from region to region or distillery to distillery, but often between two bottlings from the same distillery. Subdued and oaky, this dram will lack excitement for many, but it is a well-constructed and unique Balvenie whose charms lie beyond superficial initial examinations.

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4 Customer Reviews

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  • 23 September 2010

    Is this a 12 year old? Perhaps it is prepared just like the Doublewood: 12 years in former bourbon oak casks and then finished for an additional 6 to 9 months in a former port oak casks.

  • 27 January 2010

    I agree with the others. This may be the best of all the many great offerings from Balvenie. I made the mistake of sharing it with friends at Holiday time. It took a while to find another bottle. I purchased the only two my distributor had. No more sharing.

  • 17 December 2009

    I love honey tones and sweetness at the finish. It's simple and not too complex. I'm not the pro, but this one of my favorites for my evening dram with black tea.

  • 6 September 2008

    Just tracked down the sucker, delicious. Succulent...not enough superlatives to describe the taste and I am not a pro. I found it sharp in the mid tongue area and really creamy and honey like on the edges. I bought two bottles and am very happy.