Deep amber color. Fairly strong aromas of lime peel, candied almonds, and honey. Also, some cognac in the nose. Opens quickly (possibly because of the higher proof) into a medium to heavy body with caramel and light peat flavors. This continues with bourbon and raisin bread notes, and then a lean, citrus peel laced burn. Long 60-90 second finish. Though the alcohol level makes this a rather big whisky, it also possesses an airy, nimble layer where the flavors are. Could benefit from a bit of spring water depending on your taste. Tasted 1/19/2008.
|Brand||The Balvenie Distillery Company|
|Retail Price||$52 / 750 ml|