Balvenie 15 Year Old
70cl / 47.8%
Single Barrel Sherry Cask
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Milk Chocolate
- Christmas Cake
Balvenie 15 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Rich aromas of candied fruit, with creamy almonds, Christmas cake, green apple and pear.
Palate: Concentrated dried fruit, toasty oak, milk chocolate and burnt sugar with biscuit hints.
Finish: The creaminess mingles with the rich fruit.
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Rich aromas of candied fruit and mixed peel, slight creaminess, with notes of almonds, Christmas cake and Toffifee, countered with some soft fruits – green apple and pear.
Palate: Obvious sherry influence: concentrated dried fruits, toasty oak, milk chocolate and burnt sugar, with some biscuit in there.
Finish: The creaminess mingles with the rich fruit. Very precise.
Whilst no two casks will ever produce an identical single malt, because of the careful sampling and selection by our Malt Master, The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 Year Old has a consistent character that is rich with elegant oak and subtle spice.
Dried fruits are overlaid with a gentle nuttiness, leading to a long and sherried finish.
18 Customer Reviews
Its like a punch in the throat from a velvet boxing glove. This dram will certainly get your attention! Very nice but very strong. Need to warm up to it first. Def a special occasion whisky. Love it.
Amazing! Creamy and sweet. Very well described by the reviewers. So different from carribean cask but equally as good.
My go to bottle for occasions. An absolute favourite. Smooth with a pack of sherry. Outstanding.
Not sure that this is a whole lot better than the 12 year old Doublewood but it is nonetheless a very nice smooth dram. I am enjoying it.
John, clearly you have never heard of The Macallan...
My wife describes herself as a "THE" girl. The Balvenie is the only scotch I know that, when asked for, one includes the definite article. "I'd like The Balvenie, please." She is a true believer in The Balvenie, choosing that whenever she has a choice. And as her husband, I make certain she always has that choice at home.
An absolutely fantactic dram. It does vary by batch but the two I have had have been fantastic: similat but better that Macallan 18yo (1995). The people saying it's overrated need to go back to drinking Ardbeg Kelpie.
What is the hype with this one? Almost finished 1/2 a bottle and i?m not impressed. One dimensional and just an average dram imop.
Overrated and extremely young tasting. I diluted this to almost half water to tolerate it. The more standard bottlings are not only cheaper money wise, but are at least 2 stars better.
The consistency from cask to cask is highly variable and erratic. I have encountered some darker appearing samples that are rough, irritating, and lacking the smoothness factor. Prior 15 year batches without the sherry were much smoother, tasteful, and consistent.
An absolute little stunner. I have 30 different bottles open and this one is the best.
Amazingly great whisky with just a hint of Sherry
The one I have is just incredible. Seriously
slightly disappointed with this as I have been with all the Balvenies that I have tried, in future I will stick with what I enjoy the most.
Very good spirit. A bit different than Balvenie's other offerings, but a very worthwhile dram nonetheless with a fruit-forward nose and palate, and a pleasant slightly smoky finish.
One nice dram, very elegant and fruity.
A finely balanced smooth sherried single malt. Already one of my favorites.