Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Scotch Whisky

Balvenie PortWood 21 Year  is quite a lot of Scotch quality for not so much money. With some 18 year Scotch whisky well over $100 a bottle, and 21 years around $200 in some cases, Balvenie 21 can be found for around $125. Only a few years ago, I found it for $76--maybe there are some bottles still at that price.

Review

95

Medium amber color. Strong aromas of honey, faint peat, almonds, and lemon custard. Reserved at first, then opens steadily into a very full mouthfeel but not overwhelming in body. Light honey, dried apples and light to medium peat are next with a pungent and sophisticated grain/malt backdrop. Some spearmint and menthol notes peek out, along with some pleasant heat and oak on the end. Tails with prickly spice and a long finish. A very refined single malt. Tasted 6/18/2008.

Brand The Balvenie Distillery Company
Country Scotland
Flavors Smoky
Retail Price $130 / 750 ml
Proof 80 (40%)

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