The Balvenie

1972 Vintage Cask

ABV 47.3%
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Brand: The Balvenie
Expression: 1972 Vintage Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 47.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 58
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Shows real maturity, but with a lifted, elegant rather than woody nose: light dried fruit, resin, sandalwood, hint of varnish and slightly rum-like notes moving into malted milk.
Palate: Silky palate mixing honey scented with rosemary, and layered fruits. Very well balanced.
Finish: Long, smooth.
Comment: This oozes class and, for me, is streets ahead of everything else in this group.
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: The nose is greeted by a massive estery whoosh! Banana, very ripe pineapple and rum butter. Yum. Cocoa. Mango. More yum. Bounty bars. With time it moves towards a floral style.
Palate: Orangey, but not as much fruit as the nose, but lots of smoky-oaky cocoa character. Perfumed.
Finish: Mixed spice in sugar. Overall: good, and nearly great.
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Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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