The Balvenie

The Balvenie

Aged 21 Years, PortWood

ABV: 40%

Age: 21 Years Old

Year Bottled: 1999

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Speyside

Overall
Score

8.5

Tasting Notes

Nose

Fruity and ripe; lovely and grapey yet smoky, too. Finely tuned.

Palate

Silkier than the other Balvenies, and with greater fruit and spice. Yet some how lacks their complexity.

Finish

Enormous. Wave upon wave of deep smoky/oaky notes. A slight hint of sap towards the finish, though, as the whisky heads in a bourbony direction.

Comment

The port wood has altered the shape of the whisky. The malt plays a less significant part, which means limited complexity.

Taster Score
8.0

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