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The Balvenie 30 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie 30 Years Old

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
30 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
30 years old
Abv
47.30%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
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Gavin Smith

Nose
Initially curiously unyielding, slight perfume, eventually warm horse (in a good way) and cloves.
Palate
Confident. Golden syrup, slight oiliness balancing dry sherry notes, moving into soft peat and a little smoke.
Finish
Long lasting, more delicate, fragrant notes appear as it fades. Slightly winey.
Comment
This expression wears its years well.

Dave Broom

Nose
Dry and ash-like: cedar, cigar ash, charred. Softens, showing honeycomb, candied peel, acacia, honey, kumquat, orange pekoe tea, powdered ginger.
Palate
Soft, unctuous feel. Cream, orange peel, that cigar box note again, hint of nut. Fine grained tannin. Great balance with depth and texture.
Finish
Soft and gentle, fades discreetly.
Comment
Fantastic length. A truly three-dimensional malt.
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