Here’s the bottle that we just sent out to our Scotch of the Month Members. Enjoy, everybody!
I’m a big fan of this one. This version of Balvenie is drawn from a single bourbon cask of a single distillation. Each cask forms a limited edition of hand-numbered bottles – there’s a maximum of 350 bottles from any one cask – so each bottle is unique and unrepeatable. There is a bit of difference between casks, but not a lot.
Age: 15 years
Color: Light amber
Vanilla fragrance is strong, honey sweetness, dry oak. When watered down, expect sweet fruit and malt tones to be more apparent.
A rich and complex flavor – indicative of a good, long aging process. You’ll notice tones of honey and malt mixed together with vanilla and oak at the forefront. I also got flavors of toffee and cream.
The finish is long. It has a touch of licorice and almond and perhaps a bit of coconut. Warming until the end. There’s a pleasant smokiness and a bit of moss.