| Balvenie 15 Year Cask Single Malt Whisky 750ml|
A new addition to the permanent Balvenie range. Lovely bright gold color. Layers of sweetness (the characteristic Balvenie honey, along with vanilla fudge, nougat, and rich toffee) peppered with dried spice and a hint of tropical fruit (papaya, guava, tangerine). Nice viscosity with good grip on the finish. I really like the balance and complexity of this whisky. A very solid effort and the price is right.
The Balvenie Distillery is most unique. It grows its own barley, still does its own floor maltings, has its own cooper to maintain the barrels in which its whisky is matured and has its own coppersmith to take care of its stills. Balvenie Distillery was founded in 1892 near the ruins of the fourteenth-century castle by the same name. It is also located next to the famous Glenfiddich Distillery and, in fact, shares the same malt supply and water source. That is where the similarities end, because the whiskies are completely different in character.
Single malt Scotch: a delight usually refrained from until after dinner. Most popular pairing: the cigar
Single malt whisky is a whisky which is distilled at a single distillery, and which is made completely from a single type of malted grain, traditionally barley, (although there are also single malt rye whiskies). Most single malt whiskies are distilled using a pot still. Single malts are produced all over the world, but the best known single malts come from Scotland, Ireland and Japan.