Balvenie Vintage Cask 1966 (4289)
Added on Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at 11:08 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 30 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1966 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.50 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 9th Apr 1966     Bottled 8th Dec 1997     Cask no. 4289     228 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Excellent.  A/A-
 
Crappy Notes Disclaimer: I don't love to post a rating without good notes or explanation, but I find such things can be of use nevertheless. 
 
Fuji
 
N: Predominantly wood, fresh baguettes, sweet melons and a bit of salt
P: Slightly honeyed with grassy/ hay notes. A nice vegetal quality to it.
F: Sweet and savory
 
Andy
 

One day I'll find my notes on this.  Until then this is from memory.

 

n: Scented candles (perhaps cinnamon)

 

p: Definitely ventures off the Balvenie's typical profile of safe, solid, and rarely exciting.  Right from the start this stood apart.  Seasoned wood, cedar.  I was reminded of my cigar humidor.  This one is full flavored, but not hot or overbearing.

 

This I remember for sure:  A-/A

 
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