The Balvenie The Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 YO

Balvenie The Balvenie The Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 YO

(0.75l, 43%)


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$66.99
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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.

In May 2019, the brand released "The Balvenie Stories" — a collection of three Single Malt Whiskies including "The Sweet Toast of American Oak", "The Week of Peat", and "A Day of Dark Barley". Each expression has been designed to represent stories of adventure, endeavor and great craftsmanship.

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
  • 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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Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.

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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Ratings & Reviews
Owen
Owen,
sherry and vanilla. Nice and friendly.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
So Smooth and delicious, Delightful Oak upfront, great vanilla and Toffee notes on the back end, absolutely would recommend / buy again
 
Orlando
Orlando,
Oak upront, toffee towards the back end. Kinda taste like regular Balvenie 12 tbh.
 
Lee
Lee,
love it smooth delicious.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth. Sweet. Vanilla notes
 
Chris
Chris,
All Day...
 
Bob
Bob,
One of the best
 
James
James,
I cannot express how much I feel in love with this dram! The first pour was basic. Then as you got deeper in the bottle the gingerbread came out more with the Oak. It produce a smooth, creamy dram of Christmas in July! This will always be on my shelf.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Simply Delicious
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Sweet, light. Quick on then off but then a slight linger in the back of the throat.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Another favorite. Sweet toasty notes of spice, toffee and vanilla with a smooth medium finish.
 
Evan
Evan,
Absolutely loved this one, so much flavor on the tongue with a sweet cinnamon toast followed with a smooth finish. Definitely going to purchase this one again
 
Bob
Bob,
Wow! This is one of the most complex Scotches I’ve tasted. Also one of the most unique. You definitely taste the spiciness - I thought maybe cloves or cinnamon at first (but flavor profile says gingerbread). I’ll buy this again!
 
guest
guest,
Delicious Scotch! Great value for the price.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
When they say "Gentle waves of oak vanilla....They ain't lying on the finish! Similar to the Caribbean Cask w/o the Rum taste!
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Love it. Very smooth. Sweet and delicious up front with a lingering delicate oak finish. Great mouth feel that coats your palate. Every glass is a treat.
 
Toby
Toby,
Very tasty! Don’t know all the official language of an official reviewer but it was.l very enjoyable with my cigar on the porch of my saloon!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Good, but not the same oomph as the rest of the line
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Walnuts and honey graham crackers, not a very long finish. I was hoping for more from this one. Still very drinkable, but I’ll stick with Monkey Shoulder for the price or the 21yr if I want something to savor. I should have waited longer to rate it...found myself enjoying it much more the 2nd and 3rd time around...gets better the more I go back to it
 
Jana
Jana,
L I ivi
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Just a classic smooth delicious scotch
 
Kent
Kent,
Wow, what an enjoyable scotch! Complex beginning to end with just a hint of spice/heat... each time I go back I am discovering something new. Likely to become a staple in my home bar.
 
Will
Will,
Great Whisky!!
 
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