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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE BALVENIE
Medium golden amber colour. Attractive, fairly intense, caramel tinged, gently smoky, plummy, orange citrus nose with some floral notes. Smooth, dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, harmonious, slightly spicy, somewhat honeyed, plummy, vanilla-caramel tinged flavours with a lingering, dryish, buttered toast finish. Last appeared in Vintages (***/***+) on December 6, 2014 at $347.95. Balvenie lies in the Convals in Dufftown and is one of the few Scotch distilleries to boast in-house floor maltings, utilizing locally hand-cut peat. CSPC 500090
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Rating ***/***+(96 points)
Harmonious, Smooth, Long
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Rich and succulent, this super-luxe old Speyside spirit starts out friendly, with burnt honey, dried fruit and cashew flavours, before delivering a backslap of spice and seductive nuance of damp earth. Score - 93 (Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, Nov. 25, 2011) Price $ 349.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 13, 2015
Cases bought 40 (3 bottles per case)

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