The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie is a range of single malt whiskies crafted by Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE. Each expression is unique, but all are rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by a distinctive honeyed character.
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’.
The 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: Pale amber.
Nose: Honey notes, overlaid with sweet fruits and subtle spices.
Palate: Rich and complex with deep vanilla oakiness.
Finish: Lingeringly sweet.