Balvenie 2003 Peat Week
70cl / 48.3%
14 Year Old
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
While Balvenie is best known for producing traditional soft and honeyed Speyside whisky, for one week a year it makes bold and smoky whisky – Peat Week. This second release was distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2018 at 14 years old.
The distillery uses Speyside peat, giving the whisky a very different character to smoky drams from the island: delicate and gently smoky.
Balvenie 2003 Peat Week Reviews
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Gentle sweet peat smoke with some lighter floral notes and delicate butterscotch honey.
Taste: Velvety and round to taste with the peat smoke balancing citrus flavours, oaky vanilla and blossom honey.
Finish: Gentle smoke with a lingering and creamy vanilla sweetness.
5 Customer Reviews
My husband really enjoys it
I really like this one
I like it
This is a delightful whisky. It has a mellow nose with hints of honey amidst a smoky bouquet. The flavor is delightful with a smooth yet pronounced hit to the back of the throat. If you are a hard core Islay drinker and/or the peatier the better crowd, this whisky is probably not the best one for you. The peat/smoky flavor from this whisky is not robust, it’s like burning a cherry log and smelling the sweetness of the embers compared to the acrid smell of oak. This Balvenie is a good way to introduce someone to peated whisky. Hope you enjoy.