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The Balvenie 17 Years Old, New Wood Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie 17 Years Old, New Wood

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
17 Years Old, New Wood
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
UK

Michael Jackson

Nose
Rich. Warming. Malty and sweet. Malt and creamy vanilla high notes.
Palate
Fairly dense, yet initially dry. A hint of chocolate cookies, with a cherry-like sharpness.
Finish
A little more oily and slightly burnt. Hints at cough mixture. Tarry?
Comment
Attractive in the glass, with a pleasant nose, rich in dessert notes, but is let down by a slight astringency in the palate.

Arthur Motley

Nose
An explosion of fruits: peach, bruised apples, black cherry, strawberry milkshake. In the background there is a sappy, hay-like quality.
Palate
Milk chocolate, spice and toasted oak.
Finish
More toasted oak and dry spice.
Comment
Dramatic, like a kiddie's sweetshop in a sawmill. One to try for interests sake, but I suspect that many hard-men malt fans will be put off by the perfumed character.
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