The Sweet Toast of American Oak. Story #1 This has been aged in a new American oak barrel and as result picks up a more overt oak barrel sweetness and caramel versus the normal Balvenie. The palate shows orchard fruits, light oak sweetness and a light earth note. The palate is smooth and light with a hit of sweet oak and orchard fruits. D&M Tasting Notes
Nose: Lusciously malty with some sweet fudge, followed by citrusy and oak vanilla aromas with layers of spicy oak notes of ginger and cinnamon.
Palate: Candied orange and lemon peel, vanilla toffee and butterscotch, layers of blossom honey, some melted brown sugar and oak spices at the end.
Finish: Rich and malty with gentle waves of oak vanilla and subtle spices. Distillery Notes
Comprising three single malts, The Balvenie Stories range includes 12-year-old The Sweet Toast of American Oak, 14-year-old The Week of Peat, and 26-year-old A Day of Dark Barley.
Each expression has been designed to communicate the stories of the workers at the Dufftown distillery, such as apprentice malt master Kelsey McKechnie’s use of Kentucky virgin oak to create a fruitier Balvenie whisky; former distillery manager Ian Millar introducing smoke from Speyside peat; or malt master David Stewart MBE using an “unusually brittle” barley.
Stewart said: “Stories are the lifeblood of The Balvenie distillery. They make up the fabric of who we are and what we do.
“The Balvenie Stories collection tells these tales in liquid form, giving whisky drinkers across the globe a special glimpse into the unique and very human nature of how we produce our whisky.
“Each expression in the collection reflects this by telling its own story via first-hand accounts and recollections of the many people involved.”
Balvenie 12 YR. American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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