The Balvenie The Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 YO

Balvenie The Balvenie The Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 YO

(0.7l, 43%)


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Another winning Single Malt from The Balvenie that turns double-wood aging on its head.

The Balvenie Distillery is just up the road from Glenfiddich on the north side of Dufftown — smack dab in the middle of Speyside. And a young William Grant worked at the nearby Mortlach Distillery for more than twenty years. And when he was ready to start out on his own, he bought an empty field and laid the foundation stone for The Balvenie in 1886.

Still owned by William Grand & Sons, The Balvenie has long been a favorite of Speyside Whisky lovers. It’s famous for producing Single Malts in the classic styles of the region — light, fruit-forward, sweet, and clean without a trace of peat smoke.

The Balvenie The Sweet Toast of American Oak is the brainchild of Apprentice Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie. In order to craft a sweeter, fruit-forward Balvenie, she turned their double-wood aging process on its head — taking Balvenie’s classic Single Malt wonder aged twelve years in ex-Bourbon barrels and finishing it in toasted VIRGIN white-oak casks from Kentucky. In a word, the result is luscious … in two words delicate and sweet. Mission accomplished.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon barrels and White Oak casks

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gingerbread
slightly sweet
vanilla
spicy
oak
orange
citrus zest
milk chocolate
caramel
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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are light and malty with distinct vanilla and gingerbread.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors start with notes of Terry’s chocolate orange, coconut, citrus zest, brittle toffee, and toasted oak.

Finish
The finish is rich with note of vanilla spice.
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