9.3 (2)
Brand
The Balvenie
Age
17 years old
Expression
SherryOak
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
The Balvenie Distillery
Origin
Speyside, Scotland
ABV.
43.00%
Source
The Balvenie
In collection
15×

Review by The Balvenie

Nose

Hints of beeswax, fresh ground spices and a subtle earthiness.

Palate

First impressions are of mixed spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) combined with sweet, fruity, sherried flavours.

Finish

long and rich with a touch of dryness at the very end.

Conclusion

Rich and intense with complex layers of sherried oak, spiced apples, caramelised pears and toasted almonds.

Note

This limited edition release from 2007 spent all 17 years of its maturation in first fill Oloroso sherry casks. The result pays homage to the casks’ southern Spanish origins.

On the addition of a little water a delicate vanilla character reveals itself with stewed fruit sweetness and a touch of oak tannin.

Source: The Balvenie