Balvenie single barrel sherrythis doesn’t feel like a whisky that’s spent a full 15 years in sherry casks, the wood having more of an impact than you’d expect. i thought it would turn dry quickly due to the 15 years in a sherry cask but no. interesting but flat, a whisky where the fruit is pulled back a bit too far for a whisky that wears its sherry cask heritage on its sleeve.
The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 Year | Expert Reviewsbalvenie single barrel sherry cask has been matured exclusively in a single european oak sherry butt for at least 15 years. can i say, i’m a sucker for a single barrel. you know where to find any of the balvenie 15 yr that is not the sherry cask?
snowflakes have a limited shelf life, as do single barrels. balvenie single barrel sherry cask 15 years old cask #4451 – a surprising degree of grain character here, infused with nougat and bitter orange peel. to the home of the only single malt still handcrafted the traditional way.
the term ‘single barrel’ conveys the unique nature of the expression, which has been drawn from a single cask of a single distillation. it is also a rare single cask release (balvenie is the only distillery that has an ongoing single cask release of a single age as a part of its range), so you’ll find variation from bottle to bottle. the sherry’s what sticks with you the most, however, hanging on for an epic finish.