Blends are far cheaper and you can get a great blend for less than a mediocre single malt. With water, the floral notes persist into the taste, overshadowing some of the sweeter baked-good flavors. Rather typical notes of polish, banana liqueur, many assorted wood resins, Retsina wine and some elegant honeyed aspects as well.
Becomes more herbal with these notes of old Benedictine, a touch of camphor, more wood resins, molasses and foam strawberries. This entry was posted in General by Jim. The mouthfeel is rich and silky, slowly turning dry with a long, spicy finish.
If you can get any of these at that price, I recommend you do so. For me, they are releases to be treasured whenever possible. They are essentially snowflakes that you may never taste again. Check the index of all grain whiskies I've tasted so far. About The Distillery Built by the Grant family in as a sister distillery to next-door Glenfiddich, The Balvenie still remains in the ownership of the family.
Adding a dash of water to the glass causes it to open up like a flower. Pineapple juice, a little coconut, then several very soft and rounded spices, perhaps Timut pepper, a wee touch of cinchona, and the softest American oak. The Balvenie is my favorite Speyside distillery, and they have an interesting range of different cask finishes, from port barrels to a new rum cask matured year.
On the palate, real swathe of sherry influence, with rich dried fruits and nuts, burnt sugar and a hint of milk chocolate, finishing with a creamy flourish. With mine, I tried to find high quality, inexpensive expressions available almost everywhere so an omission is not an indictment.
Some fun in there… With water: Not quite an empty, or silent grain whisky, this one. A drop of water tames the alcohol fumes, and releases a ghost of heather, clover, and mown grass. It now has eight stills, which some think are the key to its nutty, honeyed style — they are fat and have short necks.
Goes on with a little mead, some soft peppercorn notes, lychee and even a touch of chilli.
Flavors of freshly-baked sugar cookies, caramel, and marshmallow. Glenfiddich 12 was my first single malt.
Finish is short, but with a lingering ghost of lilac and yet more honey. There is wood but it feels like it is kept in delicate check. Some tertiary flavours seem to have combined to generate quaternary ones.
October 30, Four old Scottish grains What have we learned so far?
Glenfiddich 12 was my first single malt. The former release is something I will tackle another day. As with quite a lot of very old grains I would be interested to see people taste this blind amongst some good, lighter rums.
Fruits and Spices all around. Finish is medium-long, relying heavily on the wood accent, some caramel apple, blackstrap rum, toasted clove or cinnamon, and red-wine tannins. Not all single malts are as expensive. Healthy length, enjoyably rummy with some tinned fruit syrups, raisins and wood spices.
Community Contributions Since I posted this article, tens of thousands of readers have seen my list and wanted to contribute their own thoughts.Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask was first introduced by the company back in Matured in oloroso sherry casks for 15 years, this edition replaced the original 15 year old single barrel which was matured in ex-bourbon casks.
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The flagship single malt from Balvenie's little group of Port Wood whiskies. This bottling was finished in thirty year old port pipes and is a veritable masterclass in poise and balance. Single Malt Scotch Whisky liquor reviews and ratings at Proof Read and submit liquor reviews and ratings on over different spirits.
Highland Park / (45%, Signatory Vintage for La Maison du Whisky, refill sherry butt, cask #, bottles) A surprising strength, these babies usually come a cask strength.
Now this is from the Cask Strength Collection, so 45% vol. may be the natural strength. Shop Balvenie 15 Yr Single Barrel Sherry Cask at the best prices. Explore thousands of wines, spirits and beers, and shop online for delivery or pickup in a store near you/5(4).Download