Balvenie 15 Year Old
Single Barrel Sherry Cask

70cl / 47.8%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Balvenie 15 Year Old / Single Barrel / Sherry Cask
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Balvenie haven't often released fully sherry matured whisky and we're very pleased to welcome the 15yo Single Barrel Sherry Cask to the range. Each bottle is part of a batch of only a few hundred, each filled from a single cask. Every batch will vary a little, but all will show off the great combination of Balvenie's spirit and rich sherry oak.

Distillery Bottling
15 Year Old
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Raisins Raisins
  • Apple Apple
  • Almond Almond
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Christmas Cake Christmas Cake
  • Cream Cream

Balvenie 15 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

  • Producer's Notes

    • 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.

19 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    18 January

    Excellent whisky, I found it very smooth easy to drink. The flavor has great depth and I find it nicely sweet.

  • 5
    25 June 2018

    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.

  • 5
    15 May 2018

    Amazing! Creamy and sweet. Very well described by the reviewers. So different from carribean cask but equally as good.

  • 4
    8 May 2018

    Best whiskey

  • 5
    12 January 2018

    My go to bottle for occasions. An absolute favourite. Smooth with a pack of sherry. Outstanding.

  • 4
    30 December 2017

    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.

  • 5
    30 December 2017

    John, clearly you have never heard of The Macallan...

  • 5
    26 October 2017

    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.

  • 5
    27 March 2017

    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.

  • 3
    6 March 2017

    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.

  • 3
    10 December 2016

    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.

  • 3
    21 July 2016

    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.

  • 5
    22 April 2016

    An absolute little stunner. I have 30 different bottles open and this one is the best.

  • 5
    22 July 2015

    Amazingly great whisky with just a hint of Sherry

  • 5
    1 July 2015

    The one I have is just incredible. Seriously

  • 2
    30 June 2014

    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.

  • 4
    23 June 2014

    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.

  • 4
    23 June 2014

    One nice dram, very elegant and fruity.

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    A finely balanced smooth sherried single malt. Already one of my favorites.