Review #267. Balvenie 15yr SiB Bourbon Cask

Review #267 – The Balvenie 15yr SiB (Ex-Bourbon)

Whiskey Network Review #267 | /r/Scotch Review #112 – The Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel, 95.6pf | 47.8% ABV

Barreled: 4/15/1995
Bottled: 3/17/2011
Cask: 3231
Bottle: 27

Nose: Definitely Balvenie. Sweet, doughy, yeasty. Mild citrus. Cinnamon, clove.

Taste: Sweet and cream forward. Lots of nice doughy sweetness, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, butter cream. The slight boost in proof is excellent and makes for a nice mouthfeel.

Finish: Medium, no heat or real roughness. Sweet and kind of one trick but delicious.

Overall: While not exceptionally exciting, it’s well done and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Too bad it’s discontinued. I’m giving this a Rank 6.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


  1. Dean

    Sweet. I’ve found a honey hole by me that has these bottles but for $80 each for ones with very water logged damaged labels. The bottles are sealed though. The nice ones with the pretty tin and labels are $96 each. I may head back there ASAP.

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