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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First Impression: A Duet of Balvenie Single Casks

Over the past couple of years, I have had the fortune to taste a few non-commercially available whiskies, and some of the best ones have been Balvenie single cask samples, including this cask 8720 and this cask 100. Thank you again Ms. Laura Hay and Mr. James Buntin again for sharing those delightful drams with me. I…

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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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