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The Balvenie 17 Years Old Peated Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie 17 Years Old Peated

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
17 Years Old Peated
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
41.90%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside

Martine Nouet

83
Nose
Elegant. Delicately nutty and floral. Lightly toasted hazelnuts. Gillyflowers. Gently giving way to well integrated oaky notes. Touch of liquorice and dried fruit. Distant hint of moss.
Palate
Smooth, round. Mint and liquorice. Dark fruit. Drying on oak and spices.
Finish
Dry, slightly astringent but so elegantly.
Comment
A well balanced and rich whisky. Perfect after dinner dram with a piece of dark chocolate.

Rob Allanson

80
Nose
Treacle toffee, light vanilla, Assam tea. There is a gentle peat note in the distance and sweet oak.
Palate
Sweet at first, raspberry jam. Very smooth and easy drinking. Oak is balanced with spices.
Finish
Drying and a little sweet.
Comment
A good well balanced whisky. Peat is integrated with the oak and spices.
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