[47.8%・25 Years Old・Distilled in 1989・Bottled Circa 2015・Official Bottling・Cask No. 7004・Single Cask Release]
The nose exerts rich honey, and gooey caramel, luxurious but very refined. Very much Balvenie-esque with a hearty dose of malt. The wood is well and truly mellow, with hints of pure poached pears and some marzipan as more sweet custard note oozes out.
Palate & Finish:
Vanilla and honey through and through, citrus smoothly gliding alongside a wholesome shortbread note. Nothing too difficult with some charming maltiness to meet the spices that are a tad on the sharp side.
Cereal dressed with honey and nutmeg powder in the finish.
Thoroughly Balvenie, very much a wholesome dram.