First Impression: Balvenie Cask 8720

A.K.A. “Cream pie from the beekeeper’s wife”

Honey and beeswax on the nose. An old timey polished wood note. Hints of savoury spices and light fruity sugar. Tender clove smoke, banoffie, subtle chilli spices and woodiness. After a while, maple syrup and oriental style incense.

Rich honey and creamy savoury spices on the palate, cinnamon in particular but the richness prolongs with a citrusy and fruity edge. A hint of thick vanilla sauce, the beeswax notes are there as well.

A lengthy finish of milk chocolate and oak. Caramel notes providing that wonderful sweetness that leaves you dumbfound.