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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE BALVENIE
Medium amber colour. Complex, spicy, very slightly smoky, sweetish, caramel-plum nose. Intense, medium-full bodied, very well structured, surprisingly harmonious and smooth, expansive, spicy, bright, ripe, plum-caramel flavours with a lingering, very faintly smoky, tangy, cedar-tinged, gently honeyed finish. Has 47.8% alcohol with cask #11304 on the front label. Better than when it last appeared in Vintages (***) on October 25, 2014 at $181.95. CSPC 366963
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Intense, Harmonious, Caramel-Plum
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
Balvenie was constructed in 1892 and the name translates to 'village of luck.' The defining characteristics of Balvenie are the vanilla and sweet honey tones that the entire range of whiskies exhibit, and that mark them as undeniably Speyside. The 15-Years-Old Single Barrel suggests complex citrus, pineapple, coconut, and anise atop the honey and oak-influenced vanilla. This is a consistently balanced and polished expression with great precision and definition. Price $ 279.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 26, 2016
Cases bought 89 (3 bottles per case)

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