Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 47.8%
Score: 92 points

The Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask. Image courtesy William Grant & Sons. This is the second in a new range of single barrel bottlings from The Balvenie, and will replace the longtime 15-year-old Single Barrel that has been available for many years. It’s exclusively matured in sherry casks, and the color is a rich bronze with a hint of red. The nose is fruity and luscious with baked apples, plums, raisins, a touch of Christmas cake, and a hint of clove. The taste is thick and fruity with Christmas cake, plums, and a good buildup of clove and cinnamon spices that linger through the dry and long finish. Excellent! (May, 2014)