T: Sweet and rich sherried banana spirit with the dark oak presence showing through firmly on the development. Acute salt and burned bitter orange develops with a thick, bitter/sweet mouthful.
F: Prune syrup returns with aniseed and a soft fresh spirit=oak concluding. Feel free to add water as it doesn’t seem to affect the profile or journey,
C: Certainly a good example of a well executed aged sherry cask whisky for everyday drinking. Theres that familiar Balvenie signature ‘nice and easy’ presentation written all over this cask - a whisky for beginners and a sweet tooth maybe, but theres definitely more to this single cask than that.
Scores a B-