Comments and Tasting Notes by Balvenie;
AGED 50 YEARSOn the 6th September 2002 our last cask from the 1950s, Cask 191, was emptied for bottling and only 83 bottles of precious liquid were forthcoming at a strength of 45.1% abv ~ the smallest ever release of The Balvenie. This sherry cask had lain in our warehouse since the 26th January 1952. The lengthy influence of both sherry and oak produced a single malt with a complex nose, intense with toffee, marzipan, sweet oak, raisins and nuts. The depth of flavour is remarkable, developing from butterscotch sweet to clover honey, liquorice and chocolate elegantly balanced with drying oak and spice.