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Balvenie 40 yo 48.5%

Balvenie 40 yo 48.5%

It says ‘matured beautifully’ on the label and indeed, that is the case here. An intoxicating blend of several careful parts: Soft spicy sweetness wrought by cinnamon and brown sugar, to that add aromatic lashings of dry wood like cedar and fir rubbed profusely with beeswax. Add also the fruit of soft sweet yellow peaches and apricot, but here delicately shaded with dark berries and touches of cocoa and leather. On the tongue, the preserved orange rind, waxed fruit skins, resinous pine and citric kiwi flare golden like the tiniest sunrise in your throat. As if that is not enough resin like mastic and aniseed chase the finish. Exceptional blending is evident and not a flaw in sight. A comprehensive whisky designed to cover all bases, except peat of course. 92 pts Also, thanks to the generous provider of this sample.

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