Balvenie 17 DoubleWood

Balvenie 17 DoubleWood

Price: $125 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Balvenie / William Grant & Sons

Region: Speyside

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 17 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in sherry casks

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes



Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Very gentle vanilla, chocolate and wood notes, hint of dried fruit at the end.

Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied

Palate/Taste: Malt forward, vanilla, oak, candied ginger, apple, honey

Finish: Warm, medium length. Ginger, pepper, caramel, oak, and figs.

Thoughts: The sherry cask influence isn’t overly apparent, likely due to lack of influence. I’d say it’s a decent malt, but not worth the price.

Score: 80 out of 100

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