The Balvenie Single Barrel 15
The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask has been matured exclusively in a single European oak sherry butt for at least 15 years. The term ‘Single Barrel’ conveys the unique nature of the single malt whisky, which has been drawn from a single cask of a single distillation. Limited by nature, each heavily toasted European oak Oloroso sherry butt will yield no more than 800 bottles of Scotch whisky.
Nose: Dried fruits overlaid with a gentle nuttiness
Taste: Rich with elegant oak and subtle spice
Finish: Long, sherried finish
This is an exceptional 15 year old scotch whiskey from Balvennie. I find this a smooth whisky with a hint of butterscotch and peach on the nose. The taste is equally as smooth except for a spicy bit of clove and allspice. The Sherry predominates the palate.The finish is exceptionally smooth with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Overall, I highly recommend this whisky.