.the balvenie – 15yo – single barrel – sherry cask #609

“The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask has been matured exclusively in a single European oak sherry butt for at least 15 years. The term ‘Single Barrel’ conveys the unique nature of the expression, which has been drawn from a single cask of a single distillation.”

47.8% abv, €100, single malt, non chill-filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, dried fruit, cranberries, a hint of wood, mint, eucalyptus, floral, violets, roses
Palate: sweet, gentle, creamy, dried fruits, cranberries, raisins, nuts, hazelnuts, warm chestnuts
Finish: warm, long, dried fruit, plums, nuts, walnuts, warm chestnuts, semi-dry
Mark: ++++/+
Conclusion: Beautiful. She has found a place in my top three for a while now. Not this particular version perhaps (only 650 bottles of this one), but I am sure one of her siblings will be found in our cabinet some day. I’ll create a budget. If you like your sherries whiskies, put her on your list. 
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