The Balvenie

RumWood, Aged 14 Years

ABV 47.1%
REVIEWED Issue 61
Specifications
Brand: The Balvenie
Expression: RumWood, Aged 14 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 14 years old
ABV: 47.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 61
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Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Oak driven. Crushed toasted hazelnuts on top of a banana and chocolate dessert. Needs time to open and show its full rich sweet depth.
Palate: Gentle and well layered. Cigar, caramelised peach. Deep and balanced.
Finish: A rich concentrated fruitiness that then gives way to a crisp oak.
Comment: A classy package with the rum adding its character to an already well-matured spirit. This is what finishing is about.
8.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Fruity and creamy. Luscious caramel aromas. Candied orange. A touch of praline.
Palate: Velvety, coating. Orange custard. Gets very spicy, cinnamon and ginger. Exotic citrus, vetiver. A distant note of coconut.
Finish: Spicy, dry. Dark chocolate bitter bite.
Comment: A rich whisky which has taken some exotic and sensuous notes from the rum. Stiffens up on the finish.
8.3
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