The Balvenie Single Barrel 12 Year

Single Malt

The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 782 )

This Speyside Scotch from Dufftown is known for growing their own barley for malting, a tradition all but lost in the Highlands now. This release is aged in first fill ex-Bourbon casks, that have been selected specifically for their sweetness and vanilla aromas. "Each bottling forms a limited edition of no more than 300 hand-numbered bottles drawn from a single cask, making each bottle unique and unrepeatable."

  • age
    12 years
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"It's very light and fruity - golden apples, pears, green grapes. The bourbon cask indeed imparts a good hit of vanilla, also a pleasant charcoal smoke from the charred wood of the barrel. Finishes sweet with some pie spices. Really opens up significantly with the slightest drop of water."

Score 89

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