Balvenie 40 Years Old Batch 7 48.5% NV
€ 4.215,64 (in Vat)
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||3 American Oak Casks + 3 Sherry Butts|
|Cask Number||Batch 7|
|Condition||In Original Wooden Container|
Nose: Oh wow! That first sniff is nothing short of incredible: fragrance and perfume Balvenie with sweet, heavy old sherry notes of spices and stewed fruits. Plums, lots of cherries liquer (like Heering ), chocolate filled in cherry and a bit of leather.
Palate: Oak, sherry goodness, spicy with pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, kirshberry liquer, nuts and it’s oh so very smooth.
Finish: Starts spicy and goes mellow oak with linger cherries liquor.
Thoughts: Oh my god, this is the textbook definition for Dream dram (until I taste the 50 yo ,that is). It’s a sensational dram and I’m so glad I got to try it. It’s not a whisky I can afford to buy (unless I win the lottery) so my hearty gratitude to Balvenie and Jonny Cornthwaite, for giving me that opportunity.