The Balvenie single barrel sherry is rich and silky, slowly turning dry with a long, spicy finish. Rich and velvety texture. Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask is bottled at The company blends spirits from different barrels or casks to produce a product consistent in flavor, color and nosing.
Fruity flavors slowly transforming into spice, lingering in your mouth… Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask is one of my favorite expressions.
So, how does this new sherrified 15YO compare to its younger Balvenie single barrel sherry The former release is something I will tackle another day. I thought it would turn dry quickly due to the 15 years in a sherry cask but no. The creaminess mingles with the rich fruit.
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. A nosing experience you would not want to end… Palate: Long and satisfying finish. Fruits and Spices all around. And towards the end of the year — hey, just in time for Christmas — The Balvenie will be releasing its third Single Barrel release: They are essentially snowflakes that you may never taste Balvenie single barrel sherry.
For me, they are releases to be treasured whenever possible. Stewed raisins, a hint of cherries, almonds. Balvenie re-introduced the bourbon version as a 12 year old product. Chocolate and toffee flavors keep the sweetness on the background balancing the overall experience… Finish: 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.
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.
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. If you can get any of these at that price, I recommend you do so. In all, a good crowd-pleaser, and Balvenie fans will not be disappointed.
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. Snowflakes have a limited shelf life, as Balvenie single barrel sherry single barrels.
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. 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.
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. The dried-fruit elements are more pronounced on the nose, with more obvious oak influence, too.
Our Malt Master carefully samples the aged whisky, cask by cask. It holds off on the astringency until after the pepper explosion.
It provides a great overall experience with its rich and bold aromas and flavors. Well, cheer up, because we have good news: Before going into the tasting notes for Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask, I would like to go over some whisky basics.
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.
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. 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.The Balvenie's newly released 15 Year Single Barrel Sherry Cask is richly rewarding aesthetically and on the palate.
Jan 09, · I haven't heard that Balvenie 15yr Sherry Cask is discontinued. Not long ago, it replaced the famous Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel that was indeed discontinued.
As the name of the whisky suggests, this malt is bottled in batches, similiar to Lagavulin Distiller's Edition. Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask was first introduced by the company back in 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.
Matured exclusively in a single European oak sherry butt for at least 15 years, this unique Speyside Single Malt from The Balvenie has been drawn from a single cask of a single distillation.
The nose offers a combination of elegant oak and subtle spices. 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). Balvenie 15 Years Single Barrel ‘Sherry Cask’ Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Balvenie Although it has been available since mid in some markets, the Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask (quite a mouth full) is .Download