Balvenie 12 Years Single Barrel First Fill

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Balvenie
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
47.8%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Single Cask
5827
300 Bottles
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Autococker07
13. Jul 2019
Nosing: slight alcohol, vanilla, citrus, heather, fresh, clean & new. This smells like a new car, fresh, invigorating and full of energy. No old fruits, peat funk, etc. Almost like a pleasantly fragrant cleaning solution, without the chemically attributes. VanillaZitrusHeather

Taste: Spicy peppers, oak, ginger, vanilla, fruits, lime, lemon, grapefruit, very zesty, but still sweet. This is a very refreshing dram, oaky, but not to the extreme, all of the flavors are muted and blend together well. OakGingerVanillaLimeLemonGrapefruit

Finish: Medium finish, fruits and sweetness dominate as the spice fades. Very full for such a light whisky, almost as many tastes as a sherry bomb, but from a much lighter bodies dram. ZitrusVanillaSweet
Comment: I don't remember where I got these bottles, but I am glad I bought two..... I am down to my last few drams, and these bottles have been wonderful. Not super complex, rare or special, these single barrel bottles have been fantastic and one of the freshest young whiskies I have had the pleasure of consuming. A wonderful Balvenie, and one I will keep my eyes open for.