Balvenie single barrel 25
Nice and very clean, and at around £45, this is a good basic daily dram.The ABV is high enough to be really enjoyable, and it’s only shortcoming, really, is the finish.Seria Balvenie Triple Cask to mieszanka destylatów pochodzących z 3 najczęściej spotykanych rodzajów beczek - first-fill bourbon, refill bourbon zwana też traditional whisky cask i po oloroso sherry.Po starzeniu (12, 16 lub 25 lat) trunki łączone są w olbrzymiej, drewnianej kadzi, zgodnie z precyzyjną recepturą opracowaną przez Davida Stewarda, Malt Mastera z destylarni Balvenie.A drop that didn’t need any water – though if you do need to then only add a very small amount.If you don’t feel the urge to add any water then allow the scotch to breathe for no more than 5 minutes just to open up the nose and palate a bit more.Appearance: Straw, thin legs off a rather persistent necklace.Nose: Honey is very prominent, very fresh nose with notes of vanilla and lemon and confectionery notes.
With the most recent change being the discontinuation of the 15 year old ex bourbon single barrel, it’s replacement with a 15 year old ex sherry single barrel, and the introduction of a 12 year old bourbon matured single barrel.
Notes of honey will start to emerge followed by a waft of vanilla.
Some spicy notes of cinnamon and cloves will start to appear, giving the dram a Christmas pudding note making it just right for this time of the year.
However, no two casks will ever produce an identical single malt.
As such, the single malt from each cask of Single Barrel Traditional Oak Aged 25 Years is unique and no more than 300 bottles will be filled from any one cask.