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The Balvenie Rum Wood Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 122

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The Balvenie Rum Wood

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
Rum Wood
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
47.10%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
Maison du Whisky exclusive

Dave Broom

Nose
Quite plain and oaky: cigar box, pine flooring, dry bracken, sweetening into sponge cake, date. With water a lightly doughy note and a hint of cold green tea.
Palate
Sweet...then dry...then sweet. Spreads well initially but becomes rather dull and flat.
Finish
Custard and then spice. Woodsmoke.
Comment
A disappointment after the class of the 1972.

Arthur Motley

Nose
Orange liqueur sweetness and a sweet chlorine. Orange peel and banana. With water a little more sherbety, then grassiness, vanilla and blossom. More baked banana.
Palate
Lots of bourbon cask character, with toasted oak and vanilla.
Finish
More US oak and a burnt twig bitterness.
Comment
The overall experience was harmed by the bitterness.
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