Balvenie 14 Years Old The Week Of Peat 2019 48.3% NV

€ 52,85 (ex Vat)
63,95 (in Vat)
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Distillery Balvenie
Bottler OB
Serie The Week of Peat
Bottled for X
Distilled date Not specified
Bottling date 2019
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 14
Cask Type X
Cask Number X
Alcohol percentage 48.3
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Tube
Label Perfect
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Serge Valentin (83)

The official story is that for one week every year, the Distillery are burning peat (during, or just after malting, I suppose) and consequently make some peaty malt whisky. Okay… This was formerly named 'Peat Week' (liked them, WF 85), I suppose there's a reason to this change of names, but let's not dig any deeper… Colour: gold. Nose: it's a rather obvious, yet gentle peat ala Ardmore. Preserved plums and peaches, plus some bitterish herbs and this ginger that sometimes rises from Mainland peaters, I have no ideas why. Certainly something farmy, cow stable, horse saddle, also a little eucalyptus… Mouth: nicer on the palate, more on smoked limoncello and white peaches. I really cannot not think of Ardmore, I am sorry. Nice spices, around gentler Thai mixes. Pepper. Finish: rather long, smoky and 'green'. What I'm really missing from all these un-coastal peaters is… the coastal side. Peppery aftertaste. Comments: really good, but let me talk like a brochure: we're missing the Atlantic freshness. A wee bit… And sure that may only happen in my head.


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