Whisky Connosr
Buy Whisky Online

Balvenie 17 Year Old Madeira Cask

Mouthwatering, Rich, Stunning

0 097

@rwbenjeyReview by @rwbenjey

6th Jun 2011


Balvenie 17 Year Old Madeira Cask
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

Show rating data charts

Distribution of ratings for this: brand user

The nose is immediately engaging and just makes your mouth water; sweet wine, melon, and fresh cut pear. After letting it open a little bit, brown sugar, cinnamon, and musty wood.

When this stuff hits your palate, it explodes. Spice and madeira are dominant, followed by various fresh fruits and oak. The finish isn't super long, but it fades out very nicely (I do wish it was a bit longer though).

I never thought I would find a Balvenie--or another Speysider for that matter--that I would enjoy more than the 21 year Portwood, but this stuff is absolutely phenominal. It is hands down the best Balvenie I've had and one of, if not the, best whisky I've ever tasted. I strongly recommend you buy a bottle. Wow.

Related Balvenie reviews