Distillery: Balvenie Region: Speyside Age: 15 years Strength: 47.8% Price: $109.99 Maturation: ex-Oloroso sherry butt Barrel: Cask No. This dram has a lot of depth and character and superbly balances the char/ash/tobacco with a sweeter complement of oranges and oak. Region: Dufftown, Speyside. The Balvenie is once again celebrating the unique nature of single cask whisky, and the mysterious interaction between oak and spirit, with the release of its Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 Year Old. This was quite the surprise as the spirit is unpeated. There will be those still mourning the loss of the bourbon-matured 15 Year Old Single Barrel (officially discontinued, but we still have a few bottles left ). Balvenie’s 15 year old Single Barrel Sherry Cask was launched in 2014, following on from the distillery’s Single Barrel First Fill 12 year old which was unveiled the previous year. The legal stuff: not providing your contact details may mean we have to delete your comments if another member of our community complains about them. It kind of reminds me of a hot and spicy fruity holiday drink. The Balvenie 15yo Single Barrel ‘Sherry Cask’ 11 December 2015 1 comment Article Balvenie, The , Scotland , Speyside , Tasting Notes They’ve been doing the Single Barrel-series for quite some time now at The Balvenie, but last year they decided to shake things up a bit, and they started releasing single barrel sherry casks. I still might give this one a full purchase some time in the future though as it was that tasty. Although no two casks are the same, and therefore won't produce an identical single malt, the casks are carefully selected by Balvenie's Malt Master and feature a consistent, rich, spiced character, complimented by hints of elegant oak. Balvenie 15 Sherry Cask replaced the old Balvenie 15 single barrel expression a year or two ago. Maybe a sticky toffe pudding. you have read, understood, and agree to our Privacy Policy. charred barrel, ash, holiday candles, fudge with peanuts, orange Burnt wood and ash are the first things to hit the nostrils. For being such a prominent distillery, I haven’t tried that many offerings from Balvenie but have generally liked the ones that I … The 12 year Doublewood was my gateway drug into this hobby, and I quickly moved up to the 14 year Caribbean Cask, which I also enjoyed. Abv: 47.8%. (although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional or marketing purposes). cooked candy, tobacco, leather, oak, orange, spices, oily fruit The palate is much softer and sweeter than what the nose was projecting. Age: 15 years old. Copyright © 2021 Master of Malt. All rights reserved. Up today is a Balvenie 15 single barrel, aged in a European sherry cask. I'm exited. Balvenie haven't often released fully sherry matured whisky and we're very pleased to welcome the 15yo Single Barrel Sherry Cask to the range. Balvenie 15 years old drawn from a single sherry cask. It has a white label. Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further. At $125 a bottle this boarders on competing with some solid older offerings in the market. Slightly bitter and rum-like, superb. Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel Sherry Cask Scotch Whisky Review #120: Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel Sherry Cask (#5786) This definitely has some wonderful sherry flavor, and a sweetness, but unlike most sherry it is very light. Special offers, recommendations and expert advice to your inbox! This 15 year old is full matured in a sherry cask and bottled at 47.8%. Fantastic sherry flavor but with a light body. Cask type: Olorosso Sherry. Has a definite, memorable identity. Older releases of this Whisky are aged in American Oak, and is no longer produced. 3 finger drams later.... First it's important to mention there are two versions of this: first-fill sherry and second (or re-fill) sherry - and you will not know until you see the color, and even whern you do you still won't be sure. No more than 650 individually numbered bottles. This review is the 44th scotch off my Scotch 100 list. more hot ash and used cigar mixed with some cherry and orange. Dried fruits, molasses, big spice. Your email address will not be published. My god my taste buds have just orgasmed. 413 Location: Dufftown Nose: Butterscotch, peach, dried fig, cream, strawberry, … Thank youYou have been added to our mailing list. A lot of leather and tobacco with this dram, which is an offspring of the ash/char. Nose. Very bummed that it can't be imported at the moment. Should have added that my bottle is from cask 2812.. Gentle (fits better than subtle) hone-like overall character. Balvenie was built by William Grant in 1892 and remains part of his family's company to this day. Region: Speyside. Unveiled in 2014, the 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask is a wonderful sight from Balvenie – single malt Scotch whisky fully matured in Sherry casks. Coming from cask number 11309, it was bottled at 47.8% strength and will have set you back around £80 if you can track down a bottle. Nose: Dense Christmas cake with icing, full of sticky, syrupy dried fruits, cherries, finely chopped nuts and grated nutmeg. By clicking “Notify me!” (and ticking the box, if applicable), you confirm Great stuff unless you get the refill bottle (lighter tone). You should know that we will store your details securely just in case we need to get in touch with you about your post in the future. This bottle is one of no more than 650 drawn from a single cask. Although no two casks are the same, and therefore won't produce an identical single malt, the casks are carefully selected by Balvenie's Malt … Balvenie 15 Year Old Sherry Cask Single Barrel #16293. Also big on the raisins. Bottled from a singl Unlike other age statement single malts, which contain a variety of ages with only the youngest listed, this Balvenie is 15 years only, no younger or no older. A wonderful scotch. Point is, flavour is great.Nose is typical sherry, mouthfeel is nice and rich, palate is great lots of fruit with a bit of spice, and finish has a really nice peppery oakiness to it but not overdone just rounds it off well. I would highly recommend giving this one a try, however Balvenie has never been a distillery known for economical offerings. But if you’re in the market for something a bit different, their newly released 15 Year Single Barrel Sherry Cask is … Balvenie 15 year old Single Barrel Sherry Cask Description Matured exclusively in a single European oak sherry butt for at least 15 years, this unique Speyside Single Malt from The Balvenie has been drawn from a single cask of a single distillation.The nose offers a combination of elegant oak and subtle spices. Soft honey notes. Like the Balvenie 12 Years Old Double Wood the 17 Years Old is matured in American Oak and European Oak. Cask: Sherry. Balvenie 15 years old Sherry Cask Single Barrel 47.8% 70cl - New 15 years old Malt from Speyside distiller Balvenie to take the place of the previous 15year old single cask. These are released in batches of no larger than 800 bottles from a single cask, each one being hand numbered. Balvenie 15 Year Old Sherry Cask Single Barrel #9094 Balvenie was built by William Grant in 1892 and remains part of his family's company to this day. Both The Balvenie‘s delectable and pricey 21 Year Old Portwood and their more affordable DoubleWood are highly respected, much-enjoyed single malts. It doesn’t smell peated, but the wood and barrel char have a heavy influence. Overall Thoughts: A very interesting sherry matured single malt. One of my favourites! Love the Balvenie line and received this as a gift. Review: The Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel (Sherry Cask) Appearance. Long finish. Balvenie 15 year served up a unique experience that I have to say I can’t compare it to. Balvenie 12 Year Old - The Sweet Toast of American Oak, Balvenie 19 Year Old - The Edge of Burnhead Wood, Balvenie 26 Year Old - A Day of Dark Barley. Very nice fragrance, great flavor, and a soft finish like a sweet kiss. 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