Balvenie 14 Yr Peat Week
Added on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:19 AM
  Bottler: Balvenie
  Age: 14 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2002 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.30 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $99 Availability: Better Stores
One week each yeah the distillery shuts down to use the malt floors to produce a peated Balvenie. This has happened for each of the last 14 years, resulting in this 14 year old bottled 2002 vintage peated whisky matured exclusively in American oak.
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Ries
 
n: sweet vanilla candy and lavender; like a sugar glazed donut and fresh cut flowers. Burnt butter, hint of snuffed candle smoke, and old paper.

t: creamy and rich, the smoke is more apparent in the taste. Oak char, milk chocolate, and orange wax. More intense than I expected with the peat aspect adding a light layer of complexity. An example of the Highland peat where the gentler notes stand-out. If you're a peathead, this won't interest you. Balvenie fans (like me) will enjoy this experiment.  [B-/B]
 
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