Region: Speyside (Scotland)
Age: 14 Years
Size: 700 ml
The Balvenie Peated Triple Cask Aged 14 years is the result of trials undertaken in 2001 by The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE and distillery manager Ian Millar. It seems that the trials were started during the slowdown in the Scotch industry with an intention to create a peated malt with flavours contrasting the then characteristic Balvenie (Prior to 1960s, Balvenie used much more peat to dry their barley). Launched exclusively to travel retail in June 2017, this was the first release made from 100% peated malt and aged in three traditional cask types – first-fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry, resulting in exceptional smoky sweet notes with cinnamon and ginger spiciness. Nose: A malty sweetness on the nose complemented by gentle smoke in the background. Vanilla toffee and cinnamon spiciness Palate: Smoke comes to the fore followed up by syrupy sweetness, fresh citrus, creamy vanilla and honey, ending with a cinnamon and ginger spice. Finish: Delicate smoke with a lingering and spicy sweetness. (Distillery Tasting Notes).
Rated 83+ on Whiskybase over 150 Votes.