The Balvenie Single Barrel 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is aged in ex-bourbon casks known as ‘First Fill’, carefully sampled and selected by The Balvenie Malt Master. Whilst no two casks will ever produce an identical single malt, because of the careful sampling and selection by our malt master, The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill has a consistent character that is rich and complex with a deep vanilla oakiness. Honey notes are overlaid with sweet fruits and subtle spices. Best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water to expand the flavor. The Balvenie is dedicated to the five rare crafts that are used to create The Balvenie’s distinctive taste. It is the only distillery that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both coppersmiths and coopers on site – making The Balvenie one of the most handcrafted of malts. The Balvenie is a unique range of single malt whiskies produced in Dufftown, Scotland’s Speyside region. Created by internationally renowned Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE, each variant in the range has its own unique taste, while still maintaining the recognizable undertones of the distinctively rich, smooth and honeyed character of The Balvenie. It has won awards at numerous international competitions, including an Outstanding Achievement in The Scotch Whisky Industry Award for David C. Stewart MBE at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
NOSE Honey notes overlaid with sweet fruits and subtle spices.
PALATE Rich and complex with deep vanilla oakiness.
FINISH Lingeringly sweet.
The Balvenie Single Barrel 12 Year Old is bottled at the higher strength of 47.8% ABV.