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Whisky: Balvenie 2001-2015 warehouse cask
Age: 14 years
Type: Single malt
Distilled: 2001
Bottled: 24-09-2015
Cask Type: 1st fill bourbon
Cask #: 1844
Bottle #: 425
Strength: 59.8%
Distillery: Balvenie Distillery
Country: Scotland: Speyside
Date: 17-12-2016
Nose: Vanilla, gentle citrus, a hint of resin, slightly grassy, some red fruit, cherry.
Flavour: Red fruit, vanilla, peppery, a little sourish yellow fruit, a hint of cassis, a hint of mocha, a touch of tobacco.
Body: Dry, creamy, greaxy, warm on the cheeks, pleasantly tingling.
Comments: This 1st fill cask lives up to expectations lokking at the amount and range of flavours, but was also able to deliver them in nicely balanced way.
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