The Balvenie

21 Years Old Portwood Finish

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 172
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Expression: 21 Years Old Portwood Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: ome lovely aromas of polished wood, beeswax and manuka honey, cedar and sweet tobacco. A little leather and freshly baked brown bread dipped in olive oil.
Palate: Well rounded and mature, silky on the palate. Dried fruits (sultana, apricot green apple) and some plum wine too. Medjool date and almond butter.
Finish: Silky, with a slight oiliness. Wine-like notes linger.
Comment: Refined and quite indulgent.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Apple blossom water, fresh oranges, almond paste and sugar syrup. Just a slight hint of coal tar.
Palate: Plenty of sweetness here with that hit of citrus coming through. Orange flavour hard candy sweets with powdered sugar.
Finish: Soft, fruity and really gentle.
Comment: A decent and solid drop, not much to complain about here really.
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