The Balvenie 15 years old Single Barrel (Sherry Cask) / 47,8% – Single malts fully matured in sherry wood have been in danger of extinction for a while, soon they will be as rare as white whales. Balvenie 15 years old Single Barrel Sherry Cask has been available in selected markets since mid-2014 and each bottle is a part of a batch of only several hundred, according to the label “no more than 650”, filled from particular cask. Although there are no identical casks and each batch will slightly vary, they all show outstanding combination of Balvenie honeyed, fragrant spirit influenced with rich sherry oak.
Nose: very rich, strong sherry statement, apricots, oranges, prunes, raisins, cinnamon, nougat and candied citrus.
Palate: rich in sherry, toffee, honey roasted almonds, dried fruits, milk chocolate, sweet pastry, hints of leather and oak.
Finish: fairly long, creamy and fruity, almonds, cinnamon, toasted oak.