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The Balvenie Islay Cask, 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie Islay Cask, 17 Years Old

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
Islay Cask, 17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
Limited in UK, France and USA .

Michael Jackson

Nose
Garden bonfires, or perhaps steam trains. A picnic in the park? After a number of nosings, there's seaweed and salt. Make that a picnic on the cliffs.
Palate
Honey. Sugar glazing and caramelising slightly. Nuts. A touch of candied orange peel. Lemon.
Finish
Fresh. Fragrantly smoky.
Comment
Reminiscent of the days when Speysiders were peatier.

Dave Broom

Nose
Well rounded. Honey and cream with some sultana and light phenolic notes.
Palate
An immediate sootiness. Soft, dessert like with a dry smouldering border. Lovely, if a bit schizoid.
Finish
Gentle with teasing smokiness.
Comment
Cheaper than buying a distillery on Islay but what's next? Speyside finished Caol Ila or a cask aged in every region?
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