The Balvenie Scotch whisky distillery, together with Glenfiddich and Kininvie, form a trilogy of distilleries belonging to William Grant & Sons, all within walking distance of each other on the same estate.
Balvenie distillery is one of the few to still use its own floor maltings, although this accounts for less than 10% of its needs.
The distillery has its own cooperage and barley is grown on the family farm.
Balvenie Whisky Tasting Notes
Nose : Rich with honey and orange,
Palate : Medium rich body, fantastic array of fruit complexity and light spicy
notes underlined with honey, touch of sweetness.
Finish : Long, lingering, rich, fruity, honey.
Balvenie 12 year old Double Wood
Nose : Rich, malty fruitcake, sherried with honey and orange.
Palate : Smooth and mellow fruit (orange). Sweet and spicy with nuts
and sherry. Big honey influence.
Finish : Long with toffee and honey.
Balvenie 12 year old Signature
Nose : Like the Double Wood with an extra slice of fruitcake. Ginger and
honey combine with other delicate spices to form a complex
weave of aromas.
Palate : Fresh oak and vanilla, more dried fruit, orange and subtle
Finish : Very smooth with vanilla, orange and honey.
Balvenie 14 year old Caribbean Rum Cask
Nose : Rich and malty with sweet vanilla creamy toffee interlaced with
honey and dried fruits.
Palate : A lovely creamy malt mouthfeel (not over sweet). Rich fruit
flavours and gentle spices.
Finish : Long smooth and malty.
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