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The Balvenie 15 Years Old Single Barrel Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie 15 Years Old Single Barrel

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
15 Years Old Single Barrel
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
50.40%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Assertive. Dry, fresh oak. Heather. Rooty. Coconut. Lemon pith.
Palate
Lively. Cedar. Orange skins, fruity, pineapple-like sweetness and acidity.
Finish
Very dry. Peppery alcohol.
Comment
Certainly robust. Perhaps a little harsh?

Jim Murray

Nose
Again, closely related to the Founder's Reserve. More vanilla, with the honey a degree lighter than some previous bottlings. Even so, this is just wonderful.
Palate
An explosion of bittersweet flavours. Incredible depth and complexity with the trademark Balvenie maltiness. Lots of spicy peat notes.
Finish
Amazingly long with some chewy smoke, even a hint of liquorice. Some chocolate for good measure.
Comment
Arguably the ultimate Speyside dram, though the Glenfiddich Solera gives it a close run. A kaleidoscope of flavours.
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