Finish: drying; the vey light peat re-emerges along with some sugars, all of which dissolve into a long, lightly tannic and slightly bitter finish. After flying helicopters for the Air Force and teaching at the Air Force Academy, he retired in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, after twenty years of military service. Would never turn down a glass of it. Balvenie by and large do it for me. Barrels: Aged at least 17 years. Finish: Medium-length, gently drying with a kick of spice. Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask was first introduced by the company back in 2014.
It was then married with another 17 year old matured in new American Oak to produce this Peated Cask expression. In 2001 a heavily peated batch of barley was distilled and left to mature for some time. Cigars: Yes, but nothing too heavy — try a Cameroon Wrapper Joya de Nicaragua or Ashton. About as middle-of-the-road as it gets, for me: perfectly drinkable, but not at all memorable. Speyside is a -producing region in the north-eastern corner of Scotland. It is heavily peated, as most Islay whiskys are, but it is maybe more approachable on first try than Lagavulin 16. Just a hint of raisin remains.
The 15-year maturation in a cask that has previously held Oloroso sherry creates a single malt characterised by dried fruit richness, nuttiness and spice. Palate: We start of with a sweet and malty feeling. Lots of honey, barley sugar, and white chocolate. Initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being finished in European oak Oloroso sherry casks. Overall: Classic Sherry matured whisky, really top stuff. Then some floral touches old roses as well as orange blossom honey. Please, for the children… Why not switch to a nice new browser like: , or.
Notes: The Balvenie Distillery was established in 1892 and is owned by the same people who make Glenfiddich. The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 Years Old Cask 4450 — Great balance on this, with supple notes of cinnamon-raisin oatmeal mixing with vibrant citrus notes. Lingers, too sweet, but makes a good dessert before bed. A The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 Years Old Cask 4451 — A surprising degree of grain character here, infused with nougat and bitter orange peel. Slightly bitter and rum-like, superb. ! First Impression: Light-to-medium Peat smoke, honey, peaches, heather,cinnamon, malt, nuts, and some spice. You should know that we will store your details securely just in case we need to get in touch with you about your post in the future.
As a result of spending seventeen years in oak casks, the whisky has deep notes of vanilla, green apple, and toffee. That information will be held by us in accordance with our although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional or marketing purposes. I still get Macallan 18 when I go out for drinks, but for home, I am a fan of the Balvenie. I do think this is good but not as good as the ex-bourbon single barrel of the same age. After few years the liquid was transferred to another set of casks.
Some kippers, some earthy musty peat, then the sweetness hits you. Flamed orange peel, ginger, a hint of struck match but only very subtle in the sample we tasted , fresh orange segments and plums develop. I have only positive things to say about the product. Not much to say on the tasting notes. This is on par with the Glenfarclas 25. I get the sense this team are trying to fill the void left by the Macallan shift and then some more with the rum and portwood finishes.
The Peated Cask sounded wonderful to me; I'm a peat and smoke guy at heart. I live in New York State, but Islay is my default page on Google Maps. The Glenfarclas 25 was top quality on all counts, but the nose on this is a lot more interesting. Starting with sweet fruits, apple, fig, raisin and cherry flavors coating the mouth… After a while, the spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, starts to come out poping on the tongue. A little bit of raisin, and a larger bit of sticky dates.
Finish: Sweet and fruity with a touch of fruit polish. In accordance with the New York State Liquor Authority, all orders for spirits must be placed with a licensed New York spirits retailer. It's maturation is quite possibly one of the more interesting ones that I have come across. This gives more of a nod to Cognac than Speyside; something to do with the dried apricot, orange blossom, and golden syrup. In our very first Balvenie review, we touched on two bottlings of — a 2014 bottling that has been open for a few years and a newer 2017 bottling an interesting comparison and then we discussed before moving to. They wave the flag of classic Speyside flavors high and proud for all to see. I had to go buy something else to keep myself from knocking more back.
Buying another bottle before it sells out, an excellent sherry scotch and one of the best I have tasted. Will 26 July 2018 Best scotch I've tasted. Fruity flavors slowly transforming into spice, lingering in your mouth… Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask is one of my favorite expressions. The only balvenie I have been privileged too so far in my journey is the 12 year double barrel, which where I am living is a whopping 67. Fruit on the entry, with tart apples and cherries again. Nose: Dense Christmas cake with icing, full of sticky, syrupy dried fruits, cherries, finely chopped nuts and grated nutmeg.
The taste is superior to the nose, lots of sweet toffee with tiny hints of sherry cask characteristics. We were lucky enough to try this spirit drawn from two different casks — adjacent ones, in fact. That would be perfect 10th January 2016 Yummy Approachable, very sweet on the nose, ozone post-match but no real smoke, citrus, ready for the tongue. Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain both make a good amount of unpeated and peated whiskys. This is my bottle period end of story. This whisky is firing on all cylinders, and as it continues to open up it starts to show gentle smoke notes, a touch of iodine, and a return of roasted grain character think really good pretzels. Sweet dried fruits, apples, figs, sultanas and raisins aromas accompanied with Rich spiceness of cinnamon and nutmeg.