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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old Reviews

    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old 85
    Based on 9 reviews.
    Rated on a scale of 50 to 99
    Distillery
    The Balvenie
    Style
    Single Malt
    Release
    Unspecified
    Age
    21 Years
    Alcohol
    40% abv.
    Region
    Scotland, Highlands
    Bottled For
    Distillery

    To create The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old, rare 21 Year Old Balvenie - which has been matured in traditional oak casks - is transferred to a port cask, or pipe, which has held fine port wines. Here it is sampled every month by The Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt, whilst preserving its original characteristics.

    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by William Shawn Carey

    9550/99
    Color
    amber
    Nose
    Clean yet peppery and defined peat.
    Body
    Light yet full.
    Palate
    Peat and oak.
    Finish
    Peppery

    I am not an enthusiastic Scotch sipper - until now. I love this paired with sharp smokey cheddar and German sausage. Unbelievable experience.

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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by Stefan Åkerwall

    9650/99
    Color
    Nice
    Nose
    Irland
    Body
    Smooth sweetness round
    Palate
    Milkchoclate
    Finish
    Vanilia

    Very nice

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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8950/99
    Color
    Deep Amber
    Nose
    Sweet nectar, sugar and spice.
    Body
    Full bodied.
    Palate
    Honey, spice, molasses.
    Finish
    Sweet spices that are mellow at first with a strong finish.
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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by Alexander John

    5550/99
    Color
    Honey
    Nose
    Rubbing Alcohol and floral
    Body
    Thin
    Palate
    Caramel and pain
    Finish
    thin and short, except the tingle of the alcohol

    Novice

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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8450/99
    Color
    amber-honey
    Nose
    vanilla bean-bourbon, sweet grains, oak
    Body
    medium body, smooth, little oily or a slight syrup feel
    Palate
    lightly sweetened honey dipped candy fruit on the delivery (tip of the tongue), warm green peppercorn feel on the mid palate
    Finish
    nice finish, warm vanilla-bean oak aftertaste
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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9550/99
    Color
    Burnt orange
    Nose
    Wood, smoke, citrus and flowers.
    Body
    Heavy, but not harsh.
    Palate
    Lots of sweet port, smoke, freshly-squeezed oranges. It gets even better at the bottom of the glass.
    Finish
    The finish is extremely dry and long-lasting. Like smoking a good cigar.

    Wow. This is what Scotch is all about--and I've tried a lot. The flavors and aromas are extraordinary.

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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by ColoradoDram

    8350/99
    Color
    Medium amber.
    Nose
    Flowery over all else. Water opens up vanilla , nuttiness, and winey oak.
    Body
    Full bodied, very oily.
    Palate
    Sweet raisins, heather, dry wine.
    Finish
    Very warm, very long, and extremely dry.

    Best served neat (like most Balvenies). This is mature, refined, and consistent, but I'll take the inconsistencies of the 15 year Single Barrel on depth of character alone. Thank goodness I bought this in taster size, because there are much better values out there for dry wine finishes.

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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by MP

    8750/99
    Color
    Bronze
    Nose
    slightly peaty, oak wood, fresh honey.
    Body
    Full bodied, but smooth. creamy
    Palate
    almond nuts, fresh cream, slight peat. Slight sourness, but lots of floral aromas.
    Finish
    A pleasant moderate finish. warm.

    This whisky is excellent, very smooth, and great with portwood finish, hint of sweetness, but the Doublewood 12 years is slightly better - tastier and gives a wider variety of floral scents.

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    The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old
    Review by Dramiel McHinson

    8150/99
    Color
    Dark Straw
    Nose
    The nose is first floral like Honey Suckle with a hint of fine oiled leather and cooked fruit. Later there is a soft nutty cereal note with some oak tones.
    Body
    The body is smooth with a medium texture that coats the tongue.
    Palate
    On the palate the whisky is first sweet like cooked fruit with a hint of spice. The portwood is there in full strength taking control and giving the palate a drier oaky taste.
    Finish
    The finish is medium duration first on dry oak getting more nutty like pecan shell as it fades, the last note is a hint of the port wine that rested in the barrel prior to Balvenie taking up residence.

    An enjoyable dram with good mix of light fruit and floral tones mixing with the heavier oak and cereal notes. The portwood sweetness is there to keep time with the symphony of flavors.

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