Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill 12 Year Old Single Malt
70cl, 47.8% abv
The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill is a 12 year old single malt whisky, aged in a first fill, ex-bourbon cask. Almost all Scotch whisky is matured in casks previously used by Bourbon distillers. When brought to Scotland and used for the very first time they are known as ‘First Fill’. Balvenie’s Malt Master samples the aged whisky, cask by cask and selects only those characterised by sweetness and subtle vanilla oak to be bottled as The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill. A series of “limited editions” – Each bottle is one of no more than 300 drawn from a single cask and carries the number of the cask in which it matured.
Colour: Bright gold.
Nose: Gentle and sweet with honey and dried fruit peel.
Palate: Nice and sweet with barley notes and ripe orchard fruits.
Finish: Long finish with barley and sherry melding at the end.