The Balvenie

The Balvenie

15 Years Old, Single Barrel

ABV: 50.4%

Age: 15 Years Old

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Speyside

Overall
Score

8.8

Tasting Notes

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.

Taster Score
9.5

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