Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8

Tun1401Batch8Distillery : Balvenie
Region : Speyside
House Style : Smoothness, richness
Bottle Size : 70 cl
Body :    Rounded.
Colour : Dark amber.
Tasting Note : 
Nose: It’s a bit unsettled to start, switching back and forth from creamy bourbon to rich sherry. It kicks off with the traditional Balvenie heather honey notes, real honey rather than just random sweetness, and flower petals, backed up by spicy cinnamon, old dark oak, wax polish and some leather. Traditional bourbon notes of fresh orchard fruit start out quite vibrant, but get a bit hidden by the sherry influence as the whisky develops in the glass.

Palate: The palate is much more balanced, with rich sherry, spicy oak and touches of pine resin acting as a base, with liquorice, menthol, blackberries and cinnamon filling out the darker flavours. On top of that is more honey, orange peel, peach skin, dried apricot, cinnamon toast, candied papaya and a touch of tannic wood.

Finish: Lingering leather and woody spice are joined by some dried tropical fruit touches, and peach and plum stone bitter notes.
Vol : 50,2%
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