The Balvenie

25 Years Old

ABV 46.9%
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Brand: The Balvenie
Expression: 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
ABV: 46.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Honey, the dark, liquid kind. Flowery. Acacia-like.
Palate: The honey is there in the first taste, then it lingers behind the other flavours. Lightly syrupy. Mirabelle plums. Oranges. Lively, lemony flavours, especially when water is added. A hint of clove. More peat than I remember.
Finish: Firm, tingly.
Comment: A very sophisticated malt. Beautifully combined flavours.
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Mouth-watering malt surrounded by an almost minty freshness. Some tired oak but beautifully couched.
Palate: Every bit as lively as the nose suggests; waves of intense malt but of varying sharpness.
Finish: Some oiliness appears, generating length to that fabulous malt and bitter chocolate.
Comment: A rare treat. A malt that, despite an obvious over oakiness, retains a truly impressive complexity and charm.
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Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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