Dram Review: The Balvenie Single Barrel Aged 25 Years Cask Number 7004

[47.8%・25 Years Old・Distilled in 1989・Bottled Circa 2015・Official Bottling・Cask No. 7004・Single Cask Release] Nose: 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…

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Whisky Review: The Balvenie Caribbean Cask Aged 14 Years

Style: Toffee fruits and Spicy Nose: Round and composed aroma we have here – cereal, creamy oatmeal stirring with fresh green and apples. Toffee base, a mix of peppermint, peppercorns and copper notes floating atop. Apricots jam to finish. Palate: Toffee apples hitting the ground and tangerines hopping into the fruit wagon. More fruits dipping…

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Whisky Review: The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask Aged 15 Years #241

Style: Sherry and Delicate Nose: Deep raisins and Christmas pudding on the nose. Almonds, white chocolate cake and plenty of cinnamon dust on the side. Peppermint overtone clouding touches of barley sugar, followed by red cherries, black currants and finishes off with milk chocolate and a light fizz of ginger spice. Palate: Delicate, comfortable red…

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Whisky Review: The Balvenie Madeira Cask Aged 21 Years

Tasting Notes: The Balvenie Madeira Cask Aged 21 Years ✓ [Recommended if you like the style/distillery] Style: Sweet and Elegant Nose: Orange marmalade infused with tender vanilla cream. Timber dust floating in the air. Floral honey unfolds a crisp, sweet Autumn harvest Semillon. Dash of citrus oil on the surface and white pepper sprinkled over it. Palate:…

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Whisky Review: The Balvenie Triple Cask Aged 12 Years

Tasting Notes: The Balvenie Triple Cask Aged 12 Years Style: Honey and Malty Nose: Nice honeycomb and banana notes bolstered by creamy vanilla and butterscotch on the nose. Light, non-provoking, slightly floral fragrance. Fresh oak shavings with velvety spice. Fruity notes open up slowly and we have sweet pomelo and dried mangoes towards the end.…

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Whisky Review: The Balvenie Double Wood Aged 12 Years

Tasting Notes: The Balvenie Double Wood Aged 12 Years Style: Sweet and Creamy Nose:  A creamy introduction with nice vanilla ice cream and peppermint sprinkles. The sweetness opens up with a good ten minutes and we have fat butterscotch tiramisu, an adorable flow of maple syrup dripping over. The tone dropped slightly towards the end…

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