Balvenie 17 Year Old
Rum Cask Finish

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Balvenie 17 Year Old / Rum Cask Finish
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A 17yo Balvenie finished in a Jamaican rum cask, likely to appeal to fans of the successful 14yo Rum Wood expression released, er, three years previously.

Distillery Bottling
17 Year Old
Cask Type
Rum Barrels Finish

Balvenie 17 Year Old Reviews

8 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    19 February 2016

    Phenomenal whisky! We can only get it by the dram at our local whisky bar, and we love it. Exceptionally smooth. Sweet. Beautiful finish. It's the whisky I compare all others to.

  • 5
    19 February 2016


  • AJ 14 April 2013

    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.

  • Cavalier66 21 February 2011

    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.

  • Drew 1 October 2010

    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.

  • TWE Admin 19 May 2010

    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 :)

  • Anonymous 18 May 2010

    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.

  • Anonymous 7 January 2009

    Another one of balvenies delights