Balvenie 17 Year Old
70cl / 43%
Rum Cask Finish
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Balvenie 17 Year Old Reviews
6 Customer Reviews
Found a bottle at a small liquor store in Houston, Tx. The owner said he's had it for a little over 3 years. I almost felt bad drinking it as it seems to be a rare find but wow, is it good! I wish it wasn't discontinued.
Obviously rum is not your standard whisky finish - and the first sniff could be off putting. But persevere, and this is simply gorgeous. There is a spritz that is almost Bruichladdich passion fruit like, and some brown sugar/molasses. But at the back plenty of Balvenie citrus, and a nice sweet warmth. Definitely one for sipping in front of a fire - or on a Caribbean beach? See - told you it was complex... And it is also out of stock, so this may be my last dram. Sniff.
PHENOMENAL! I don't know if it's a 17 year old or a how long long it's spent in rum casks. Near as good as Glenmorangie Golden Rum cask.
To above poster, this was a limited edition Balvenie released in 2008. We don't know if it will be repeated, so if you want more now is the time to get it :)
one of the best you have done so far. I am a huge fan of Balvenie in general but the Jamaican Rum finsh is great. The only problem is that you can't find it on the shelves anywhere. Was this an limited edition? Please let me know as my friends and I are looking for bottles anywhere.
Another one of balvenies delights