First fill ex american bourboncask

On each bottle you can read an unique bottle and cask number . Mine is bottle n°.96. cask n°.3118.

The Balvenie, founded by the familly William Grant & Sons (Glenfiddich and kinninvie) in 1893 is located in Dufftown/Speyside/Scotland. The distillery was created near the beautiful and old Balvenie castle. A part of the grain is malted on its own traditional maltfoors that are amongst the lasts still active in Scotland.The spirit is then distillate in round shape pot still called ‘balvenie balls’. The distillery manager David Stewart has improved the distillery range with various kind of maturations (doublewood, portwood, rumcasks, peatedcasks…), and in 2017 was born the Peat Week, a whisky made from 100%peated malt. BUT today i will tell you more about the 12yo Single Barrel…

NOSE : Fruity and sour notes of Haribo apple candy, pear, lemon and fresh pineapple. Then  fresh aromas of vanilla, flowers/grass, honey, almonds, swedish oatmeal cookies and honeyed sesame biscuits … 

PALATE : Sweet, intense and complex with some orchard fruits notes… In fact the sweet side is now counterbalanced by some interesting bitterness/ roughness at this level of the tasting. It is first of all spicy, grassy and medium woody notes that I distinguish then, a sweet, oily and resinous wave unfolds delicately. Then, i really feel like I’m enjoying in the morning a pleasant bowl of various cereal flakes with liquide honey !

FINISH : A beautiful length unfolds on a nice woody and fragrant fruity sweetness. Notes of maple syrup, vanilla cream, biscuits and pine sap leaves a pleasant souvenirs on my taste buds…

COMMENTS : A real treat that offers imho a nice, fresh and gourmand summery profile. In this scotch whisky the flavours are for me well defined with such a great precision… If you know Balvenie but never try this release you really should give it a go ! 

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Hi, my name is Nicolas Läderach, I live in France (Haute- Savoie). I was born in 1986 in Geneva/Switzerland. My love story with whisky started at the age of 27. I just love scotch whisky and I'm really love discovering new profiles/tastes to enjoy and analyse flavours... I think that a whisky journey is a lot of fun and learnings, but mostly lots of fun. Now I want to expand my knowledges and my passion by trying more and more worlwide stuff. To conclude, please don't forget that "Whisky is for drinking " Santé Cheers Slainte Kanpaï ..You can also find me on Instagram @nicowhiskies

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