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The Balvenie 17yr Madeira Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2010

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2010

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Proof66 Notes

The Balvenie Distillery takes its name from Balvenie Mains--the fields that gave the whisky its grain--and Balvenie Castle, both figuring in the history of the British Isles. It officially founded in 1893 by William Grant and it still grows its own barley from the 1,000 acre farm. The scotch is made with local spring water, lightly peated, and fermented in the unique "Balvenie ball" in the copper pot still that is mean to "concentrate and sweeten" the flavors. Balvenie has its own cooperage to maintain its casks.

A very limited 2009 release, the taste of the Balvenie 17 year includes "Initial sweet vanilla oak notes gradually develop[ing] into rich spices and dried fruits (apricots, figs, dates)." Yum, we like figs.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 1 review.
ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (326) (2010-09-03)
Balvenie has always been been a lovely malt at a great price - this latest addition to their lineup is no exception. A very nice and approachable malt for almost anyone but with enough uniqueness to satisfy a single malt collector or enthusiast. Highly recommend to anyone as a solid, flavorful, dram.
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