The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Years Old

47.8% ABV, £67.48 for 70cl (Discontinued)

Score: 83/100

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What they say:

The Balvenie Single Barrel is a 15 year old single malt which is drawn from a single traditional oak whisky cask of a single distillation. Whilst each cask is subtly different, The Balvenie Malt Master selects only those casks which have the essential characteristics of The Balvenie Single Barrel, particularly honey, vanilla and oaky notes. Each bottling forms a limited edition of no more than 350 hand-numbered bottles – so each bottle is unique and unrepeatable.

NOSE: Fragrant aroma of vanilla, honeyed sweetness, hints of heather and dry oaky notes.

TASTE: Rich and complex, suggestive of years of careful ageing, it has a honeyed maltiness with vanilla, oak flavours and delicate spice notes.

FINISH: Long and complex with a hint of liquorice.