Balvenie Peat Week 2002

Balvenie Peat Week 2002
Whisky Balvenie Peat Week 2002
Type Single Malt
Cask American Oak
Age 14 years old
Abv 48.3%
Rating 83/100


The Dufftown-based Balvenie Distillery produces whisky in a traditional style, by using floor-malted and mainly locally grown barley. Balvenie is owned by William Grant & Sons.
Reviews of Balvenie Peat Week 2002
says on February 3, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Old gold

General description

Actually quite surprised, very delicious peat smoke. A little more expensive than what I think it's worth but satisfying nonetheless. About one of the most beautiful colors I've seen in a glass. Golden, has a glow of it's own.


A little alchohol on the nose, deep earthy and rich peat smoke (my favorite kind of pear smoke). Some smell of the oak, hidden vanilla.


Spice and peat right off the bat, peat that taste like earth, clean mud, not so burnt, delectable. Some oak spice unfolds into slight vanilla, some sweet.


Peat lingers for a bit but not long. Spice probably lasts the longest.

says on March 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

tuoksussa voimakas turve ja makeus. maussa turve iskee lujaa kitalakeen. pitkä ja vaniljainen jälkimaku.

says on January 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peaty and delicious

says on July 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Because i'm a lover of peat, i was very curious about this Balvenie Peat Week 2002 Vintage 14 Year Old.
This peaty Balvenie is a result of the collaboration between malt master David Stewart and former distillery manager Ian Millar.
Only ex bourbon casks were used for this NCF 48,3% expression.

A bit sharp alcoholic at first, but after a few minutes, sweet soft peat dominates with a subtlle underlayer of orange and stewed apple and a soft spice of nutmeg cinnamon.
Very nice!

The taste showed a different story. A bit sharp spicy with some bitter tannins and a hint of vomit. The honey and vanilla reminence of the american oak used, couldn't save this tasting. Some points lost here.

The medium finish was a bit leathery dry with some vanilla sweetness and all spice. Not bad at all, but overall i'm a bit dissapointed in this one.
I don't see the intent of David Stewart with this peaty expression.
For the lovers of peat, this one is to subtlle and for the lovers of sweet fruits this one is probably to peaty.

76 points

says on May 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Oh my! Lots of peat.

says on December 31, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Amber

General description

Great flavour and balance with peat prominent but not medicinal strength as in some Islay malts.

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 98/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

clean on the palate. peat is nicely balanced with sweetness. subtle flavor. peaty nose...

says on December 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Delicious. might be one of my favorites. nice balance of Peat

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Flavour profile

  • Sweet
  • Light
  • Smoke
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Pear
  • Light smoke
  • Dry
  • Tart
  • Peat
  • Light peat
  • Ginger
  • Spice
  • Apple
  • Peach
  • Oak
  • Malt
  • Ash
  • Apricot
  • Lingering
  • Warming
  • Clove
  • Smoky
  • Caramel
  • Citrus
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