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Whisky: Balvenie 17 year old Sherry Oak
Age: 17 years
Type: Single malt
Cask Type: Sherry Oak
Strength: 43%
Distillery: Balvenie Distillery
Country: Scotland: Speyside
Date: 16-02-2008
Nose: Sweet, flowers, wood, sherry, slightly sour.
Flavour: Wood, sherry, a little sour, bitter, honey, a little spicy.
Body: Dry, slightly oily. Has a reasonably fine finish.
Comments: Although it has it's merits, it's is a bit too much of loose miserable debris for me to really appreciate it.
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