Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask

Balvenie 14 Peated Triple

Price: $100 for 700ml (Travel Exclusive)

Distilled/Owned by: Balvenie / William Grant & Sons

Region: Speyside

48.3% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 14 years

Cask Type: American oak, bourbon, and sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Pale gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Gentle sherry, oak, honey, malt, and the slightest hint of smoke

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Honey, heather, gentle sherry, sultana, gentle smoke, and ginger

Finish: Gentle sweets, shorter, honey, stewed fruits, and a faint vanilla smoke

Thoughts: The peat influence is very subtle, and you have to reach for it, in that way it is inferior to the regular 14 peat week, but I do appreciate the increased level of fruitiness which makes it a slightly better drink all together, as plain bourbon cask isn’t enough for me with Balvenie’s malt.

Score: 82 out of 100

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