The former release is something I will tackle another day. Stewed raisins, a hint of cherries, almonds. Snowflakes have a limited shelf life, as do single barrels. Fruity flavors slowly transforming into spice, lingering in your mouth… Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask is one of my favorite expressions.
They are essentially snowflakes that you may never taste again. In all, a good crowd-pleaser, and Balvenie fans will not be disappointed.
So, how does this new sherrified 15YO compare to its younger brother? It provides a great overall experience with its rich and bold aromas and flavors.
No more than of these hand-numbered bottles are drawn from each sherry butt, and as these are single barrel releases, each barrel brings its own personality to the table.
Balvenie re-introduced the bourbon version as a 12 year old product.
A nosing experience you would Balvenie single barrel sherry want to end… Palate: Well, cheer up, because we have good news: On the palate, real swathe of sherry influence, with rich dried fruits and nuts, burnt sugar and a hint of milk chocolate, finishing with a creamy flourish.
The creaminess mingles with the rich fruit.
Rich and velvety texture. It holds off on the astringency until after the pepper explosion. Matured in oloroso sherry casks for 15 years, this edition replaced the original 15 year old single barrel which was matured in ex-bourbon casks. And towards the end of the year — hey, just in time for Christmas — The Balvenie will be releasing its third Single Barrel release: For me, they are releases to be treasured whenever possible.
Most of the time, information about the cask number, total number of bottles from the casks and individual bottle number can be found on the label. As mentioned above, this expression has a long finish, going from fruity sweetness to peppery spicy before you finally get the sherry dryness that one expects from 15 yrs in a Sherry Cask.
Rich aromas of candied fruit and mixed peel, slight creaminess, with notes of almonds, Christmas cake and Toffifee, countered with some soft fruits — green apple and pear. The company blends spirits from different barrels or casks to produce a product consistent in flavor, color and nosing.
Caramelized oak notes in the form of toffee and chocolate. I thought it would turn dry quickly Balvenie single barrel sherry to the 15 years in a sherry cask but no. If you can get any of these at that price, I recommend you do so.
Long and satisfying finish. Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask is bottled at The mouthfeel is rich and silky, slowly turning dry with a long, spicy finish. The dried-fruit elements are more pronounced on the nose, with more obvious oak influence, too. Before going into the tasting notes for Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask, I would like to go over some whisky basics.
Add a little water, and it becomes a bit sweeter and little slicker at first, then a diminished peppery finish comes on quicker but lasts almost as long. Starting with sweet fruits, apple, fig, raisin and cherry flavors coating the mouth… After a while, the spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, starts to come out poping on the tongue.
There will be those still mourning the loss of the bourbon-matured 15 Year Old Single Barrel officially discontinued, but we still have a few bottles left.
Our Malt Master carefully samples the aged whisky, cask by cask. Full of fruit but with a slight nutty element, it has a hint of cooking spice in the middle but this spice continues to blossoms into white pepper.
Our sample was from butt number — obviously, each cask is different, so flavours will vary, but note that this is an ongoing release, not a limited edition. Fruits and Spices all around.Balvenie haven't often released fully sherry matured whisky and we're very pleased to welcome the 15yo Single Barrel Sherry Cask to the range.
Each bottle is part of a batch of only a few hundred, each filled from a single cask. Every batch will vary a little, but all will show off the great /5(18). Shop Balvenie 15 Yr Single Barrel Sherry Cask at the best prices. Explore thousands of wines, spirits and beers, and shop online for delivery or pickup in a store near you/5(4).
Released inBalvenie's Single Barrel First Fill was matured in first-fill bourbon casks for at least 12 years before bottling. These are limited edition bottlings, with each bottle being one of no more than drawn from a single cask/5(39).
The Balvenie's newly released 15 Year Single Barrel Sherry Cask is richly rewarding aesthetically and on the palate. Balvenie 15 Sherry Barrel Bottling Note Unveiled inthe 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask is a wonderful sight from Balvenie - single malt Scotch whisky fully matured in Sherry casks.
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